Our 10 Most Popular Blog Posts of 2013 - And What They Reveal About Recruiting

December 24, 2013

It’s been a hectic year on the LinkedIn Talent Blog. We’ve posted over 180 articles from all manner of topics from employer brand to sourcing, with authors from Abbot to Zapar.

The list of the most viewed articles suggests a few things about the Talent Acquisition industry – now and in future.

1. You don’t need a sense of humor to work in recruiting, but it helps.

The same could be said for many other high-octane careers, but clearly you and your peers like to laugh. Tens of thousands of you viewed our #1 post, You Know You Are a Recruiter When…, and thousands more had a good chuckle at our Disastrously Funny Job Application Typos and The Most Terrifying Job Interview.

2. You are hungry to learn and share your skills with the world.

Our most viewed post on LinkedIn solutions covered the launch of our Recruiter certification program, and our customers continue to sign up in healthy numbers for the exam. The interest signifies to me a potential gap in the market for recruiting education (where did you go to school to study talent acquisition?).

3. You are fascinated by the fundamentals (and you like the way Jason Seiden writes).

Two of our 10 most viewed posts were from Mr. Seiden on What Profile Photo Works Best on LinkedIn and How to Create an Effective LinkedIn Profile. An honorable mention should go to Stacy Zapar for her post on Worst InMail Mistakes on LinkedIn and How to Fix Them. As experienced as most of you are in using social platforms to recruit, you understand the benefits of nailing essential building blocks like your LinkedIn profile, and you’re always open to self-improvement. Which I find refreshing.

4. You need help recruiting the next generation.  

Our second most popular product post was on the launch of CheckIn, which eliminates the need for manual follow-up from on campus career fairs, and thousands of you also enjoyed Lydia Abbot’s post on 8 Millennials’ Traits You Should Know About Before You Hire Them. Students and recent grads are an important demographic for LinkedIn too – our fastest-growing demographic, in fact – so expect to hear a lot more on the topic in 2014.

5. Your new best friend is data.

Although we  published the 25 Hottest Skill Sets on LinkedIn and How to Hire For Them only last week, it's already one of this year's most read posts. Earlier in the year you were drawn to an infographic on the most InDemand employers in New York. Our InDemand rankings are based entirely on interactions between our members and companies on LinkedIn. Big Data isn’t going anywhere; again, expect a lot more on this in 2014.

6. You are both inspired and inspiring.

Rounding out the top 10 was a post on 15 Quotes Recruiters Can Use To Inspire Candidates. It seems we chose the mantra “Connect. Inspire. Transform” for Talent Connect with good reason.

Here’s the Top 10 recap with a few more results from special interest categories:

Top 10 Most Viewed Posts on LinkedIn Talent Blog for 2013: Overall

 

  1. You Know You Are a Recruiter When…
  2. Introducing LinkedIn’s First Recruiter Certification Program
  3. What Profile Photo Works Best on LinkedIn: A Real-Life Experiment
  4. The Most Terrifying Job Interview: Would You Do This to Your Job Candidates? [Prank Video]
  5. How to Create an Effective LinkedIn Profile
  6. 10 Disastrously Funny Job Application Typos
  7. From Paper Mess to Recruiting Success, Meet CheckIn
  8. 25 Hottest LinkedIn Member Skill Sets and How to Hire For Them
  9. New York City’s 20 Most InDemand Employers [Infographic]
  10. 15 Quotes Recruiters Can Use To Inspire Candidates

Top 10, Recruiting Best Practices

 

  1. What Profile Photo Works Best on LinkedIn: A Real-Life Experiment
  2. How to Create an Effective LinkedIn Profile
  3. Worst InMail Mistakes and How to Fix Them
  4. The World’s Most Interesting Job Descriptions and How You Can Use Them [Photos]
  5. How to Build a High-Performance Social Recruiting Team
  6. The 10 Most InDemand Startups Share Their Talent Brand Tips
  7. The 10 Most Important Minutes of a Recruiter’s Life
  8. 6 Tips to Boost your InMail Response Rates
  9. 8 Millennials’ Traits You Should Know About Before You Hire Them
  10. The 5 Game-Changers in the Global Recruiting Landscape

Top 10, Product and Insights Announcements

 

  1. Introducing LinkedIn’s First Recruiter Certification Program
  2. From Paper Mess to Recruiting Success, Meet CheckIn
  3. 25 Hottest LinkedIn Member Skill Sets and How to Hire For Them
  4. New York City’s 20 Most InDemand Employers [Infographic]
  5. LinkedIn Further Mobilizes Candidates and Recruiters – Meet Mobile Work With Us and Recruiter Mobile
  6. The Hottest Candidate Skill Sets: Supply and Demand Revealed
  7. Meet the New Recruiter Homepage, Redesigned to Make You Even More Productive
  8. Candidates Can Now Apply for Your Jobs Anywhere, On Any Device
  9. LinkedIn Surpasses One Million Doctors and Nurses in the U.S.
  10. 3 LinkedIn Recruiter Enhancements to Increase Your Sourcing Success

Thanks for tuning in and happy holidays. Here is to an even more amazing 2014!

 

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