Canadian Employers turning to Social Networking sites to cut recruitment costs
One good point about the current recession is that it has forced businesses to think of innovative ways to cut costs. Irked by high Dollar spend in man power recruitment costs, Canadian employers are now turning to social networking sites to hire manpower.
Likedin, facebook have emerged as powerful social networking sites that are being used by job seekers to scout for the jobs. In fact, most candidates are even choosing to include a link to their own profile on such sites in their résumés.
Candidates looking for jobs have to create a profile on the site and describe their work experience, education and interests. They can include contact information, have colleagues write recommendations for them and join related groups.
Such is the reach of these networking sites that some candidates looking for jobs in Canada have even got response form employers in USA. However to get best response from such sites, one needs to put time and thought into creating or improving their profile.
Certainly a crummy profile wont do any good to your career.
It is not that you need to be a professional or an experienced person to join such sites. Even beginners can make their profile on such sites and start looking volunteer work. In most cases, such volunteer work acts as stepping stone to full time job.
However, despite the growing popularity of such sites to hunt for a job, such sites do have a limitation that it lacks face to face contact.
If you are looking for a job- use this as one of the tools instead of relying exclusively on it.