6 Ways to Harness the Power of Social Media to Attract Candidates

The majority of job candidates use social media to find better employment opportunities. Along with searching for job openings, candidates use social media to learn about potential employers, company culture and what a day at the office is like. For this reason, you want to maximize your use of social media to promote your company and open roles. Here are six ways you can use social media to attract qualified finance and accounting candidates.  

Build a Strong Brand 

Because candidates typically read six or more reviews before forming an opinion of a company, use social media to build a strong brand. Be sure you have an active Facebook page, Twitter account and LinkedIn page. Make sure your content is current and you have a strategy to keep it updated.   

Communicate Company Culture 

Show what your company mission, vision and values are and what a day at the office is like. You will attract more qualified candidates who have the required skills and experience and fit with company culture. Be sure to add photos and videos to your posts. Show interesting projects and events held in the office so candidates have an idea of what to expect. 

Target Your Audience  

Tailor your social media campaigns to reach your target audience. Identify who your ideal candidates are, then create tailored ads and messages designed for them. Notify your social community that you are hiring by updating your LinkedIn profile with a message about open opportunities or adding a recruitment banner to your Facebook and Twitter pages that links to your job listings.   

Continuously Build Relationships  

Connecting with substantial numbers of people increases your network of potential candidates. Even if your connections are not qualified or a good fit for open roles, they may know someone who is. Keep your posts consistent and valuable so you engage in two-way conversations with your audience. 

Attract Passive Job Candidates 

Although most candidates are not actively sending out resumes, they still are on the lookout for new opportunities. Posting available positions gains the attention of passive candidates who probably would not have known about the opening otherwise. You may gain their attention by using hashtags or purchasing paid social media advertising to target who sees your ads based on demographic and geographic ad criteria.   

Request Help  

Ask your existing social network to help you find qualified job candidates. When a position opens up, request that your fans, followers and connections share your posts. Include your employees in the sharing process. Because they know and love your company, they can better communicate what a great place it is to work. Plus, candidates who receive a personal invitation to apply from someone they know, and trust are more likely to respond.   

Find Qualified Finance and Accounting Candidates 

Find qualified finance and accounting candidates through Casey Accounting & Finance Resources. As a leading Chicago employment agency, we review resumes, complete prescreening and in-person interviews, handle background checks and negotiations and more. Get in touch with us today!