How to Use LinkedIn for Recruiting

Today, LinkedIn is used by many business professionals to connect to one another and expand their companies. But originally, it was set up for employers; to help them find the right people to take on and to help jobseekers find the right job for them. So, there’s still a forum dedicated to recruiting, with an extensive search option and other features designed to help jobseekers and recruiters that our independent LinkedIn consultancy can guide you through. You’ll need to know what potential employees are searching for, which is why you should hire a LinkedIn expert who will be familiar with the things that will be successful on LinkedIn.


You should start by updating your personal profile and company page. It will help to mention that you’re looking to recruit on your profile, and of course the roles you want to recruit people into. Including projects (case studies of what you’ve worked on) will also help to increase your credibility. You can get LinkedIn training to help you with creating an impressive profile and company page to bring people in. This will help with your own network as well as the recruitment, since you’ll be aiming to have your profile appear on as many searches as possible, at the highest rank you can get. This can be highly competitive, but it is well worth it if you can maintain the position, something that LinkedIn speaker and expert Dr Mark D Yates has experience in.

The forum is by far the most useful recruitment tool you’ll find on LinkedIn. You can post a job advertisement and people looking for jobs can search with specific terms such as sector, job title, skills needed and location, so make sure you include as much information as you can on your advert. Anyone who is interested can send you their CV via LinkedIn and then you can view their profile and connect with them. This forum will be the first place people will go when searching for jobs on LinkedIn, so you’ll definitely need to be on there. You can hire a LinkedIn expert such as Dr Mark D Yates to aid you in profile writing and job advertising.

People’s profiles will provide you with an array of CV-like data, so you can also search people by skills and experience and send them an invitation yourself via InMail or by connecting to them. Getting connected to people in the area you want to be recruiting in is also very useful as many people who are looking for a job on LinkedIn will ask people to introduce them (via LinkedIn) to anyone who might take them on. So, make sure your network knows that you’re looking to recruit by posting updates on their activity feeds to remind them every once in a while. Be sure to keep posting your other types of updates as well, so that their interest is held and you’re the first one they think about when they’re asked to recommend someone who might be recruiting.

Don’t forget that interaction is important on LinkedIn – you want to get as much exposure as possible so that you’ll find more potential employees. Respond to any messages you get and offer your advice and expertise to people, since helping them will make them more inclined to help you. You’ll want to establish yourself as a well-known, active user of LinkedIn so that not only will you increase your chances of finding more potential employees, but you’re very likely to gain more business opportunities as well. Advice on keeping up a good interaction with people on LinkedIn is available on our website, LinkedIn sign, where you’ll also find details to contact Dr Mark D Yates.

Other recruitment websites can be more costly than LinkedIn, and their search features are not nearly as sophisticated as LinkedIn’s. The recruitment features are very personal, as you can see everyone’s profiles and interact with them before you make your decision. So, you can assess anyone who sends you their CV without wasting any resources. You don’t want to be wasting time and money training someone up when they don’t stay on the job long, but with LinkedIn’s recruitment features, you can be certain that you’re taking on the best person for the role. If you want to be certain that you’re getting the most out of LinkedIn’s recruitment features, our independent LinkedIn consultancy team can help you by providing our LinkedIn training

Dr. Mark D. Yates

Dr. Mark D. Yates is a global #1 LinkedIn consultancy business growth specialist, LinkedIn speaker, LinkedIn Sign & LinkedIn training instructor & CEO of Link Business Marketing Ltd. If you need to hire a LinkedIn expert to help you gain profitable business growth, contact him. Tel: UK 0203 390 2013 Email:, connect with him on LinkedIn & Twitter You can view & download his dynamic independent LinkedIn training program at:

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