Find the people you want to interview, faster.
We’re in the Great Reshuffle, a time when job seekers are reconsidering how and where they work. In a tight job market, businesses of all sizes are adjusting their approaches to attract more of the right people for open roles. Here’s how to quickly find the most qualified candidates to interview.
Align on what you need.
The first step is to think about your job descriptions and interview questions. Our how to hire guides for over 200 roles make it easier to align with your team on what you’re looking for in a candidate.
Use job descriptions to set yourself up for better matches.
When writing your job description, these templates can help you with the appropriate job title, responsibilities, and requirements. You can then add details about your company’s culture, mission, and values to attract more of the right candidates. It’s also important to decide whether your open role will be in person, hybrid, or remote.
Prepare the right questions.
In an interview, you’ll be assessing a potential candidate for both hard and soft skills. You can use these role-specific interview questions as a starting point and personalize them to the needs of the open position.
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Reach the right people.
As you post your jobs, you’ll want to reach the most qualified candidates. Here’s how.
Share that you’re hiring and attract more candidates — for free.
When you create a free job post on LinkedIn, you quickly tap into the world’s largest professional network — over 770 million professionals. Then you can also use the free #Hiring profile photo frame to let your connections know about your open role, and invite your team to do the same.
DID YOU KNOW?
More than 40 million job seekers visit LinkedIn every week.
Expand your reach.
When you’re looking to fill an open role at your company, you can post a free job. And if a role proves challenging to fill or your hiring timeline is accelerated, you can opt to promote that role so it reaches more potential qualified applicants.
DID YOU KNOW?
On average, customers get 3x more qualified applicants when they pay to promote their job posts.
Filter and interview.
Simple tools like screening questions and candidate ratings can help you prioritize which candidates you should be talking to.
Narrow down to people with the right skills.
Screening questions — including custom questions — and skill assessments help you filter down faster to the most qualified candidates for your open role. For example, members list 36,000 skills on LinkedIn that we consider when targeting your job post.
DID YOU KNOW?
Nearly 80% of job posters who use screening questions receive a qualified applicant within 24 hours.
Take note of who stands out.
After you’ve found qualified candidates, it’s important to keep track of them. Candidate management tools can help you collect candidates in one place and focus on the ones who best fit your open role. For example, you can quickly rate candidates in LinkedIn Jobs to create a short list of applicants you want to interview.
Interview your top candidates.
When you talk to the right people, you hire the right people. So once your short list is ready, it’s time to start setting up interviews. You can easily schedule virtual interviews by creating and sharing video meeting links directly through LinkedIn Messages.
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