The 10 best LinkedIn profiles for recruiters to follow
LinkedIn is an essential tool for recruiters to find contractors, freelancers and other employment opportunities. As a recruiter, you are most likely already on LinkedIn (and if you aren’t you really should get yourself on there). LinkedIn is reported to have over 740 million members, with 40% of users who engage frequently with the platform signing in for the latest news and posts every single day. Not only is LinkedIn useful for finding job opportunities, it is great for networking, building your business or personal brand, and sharing ideas and news.
The best LinkedIn profiles recruiters should follow
Our favourite LinkedIn profiles offer tips on recruiting, working and confidence. Spending just 10 minutes a day on LinkedIn can give you a little break from your current project and you may even learn some handy tips and tricks. Read on for our list of the 10 best LinkedIn profiles for recruiters to follow.
Lyndsey Meredith is a Business Coach, Advisor & Mentor, who has owned her recruitment business for 11 years. If you are looking to grow your space in the recruitment world, Lindsey may have some useful tips as she focuses on personal branding and recruitment growth. She also hosts a LinkedIn live show ‘Grow your recruitment business’ every Thursday at 12.30pm. This month, she is running a LinkedIn Advent calendar, with a gift behind each door, from training courses, downloadable PDFs, to the opportunity to enter a prize draw for training courses.
You’ve probably already heard of James Caan, former Dragon on BBC television show, Dragon’s Den and founder of Recruitment Entrepreneur. James made his fortune in building and selling businesses. His LinkedIn profile states “I'm a great believer that it is people who create a successful business through their passion and conviction” Follow James for tips on running a business, make a CV stand out and share your opinion with his regular posts on polls.
Tanya Sturges focuses on women finding confidence at work, whether that is speaking up and being heard, getting promoted, or a new job or change career. Tanya has built her brand on ditching “self-sabotaging”– which she explains are thoughts that may keep you stuck and prevent you from excelling in your career.
Adam Grant is an Organisational Psychologist who has amassed over 4 million followers on LinkedIn. Based in Philadelphia, he is a New York Times bestseller with his book, Think Again. On his LinkedIn profile, Adam shares insights and thought-provoking posts on life, work and human nature.
If you are a manager or the owner of your recruitment firm, Andrew Sillitoe’s account may be the perfect match for you. Andrew is a business coach and author, who is a former athlete and coach. Andrew’s LinkedIn profile combines business tips and fitness, with the aim being to grow your business while living an optimal life.
If you are a fan of a motivational quote, Dr Travis’s LinkedIn profile could help brighten up your newsfeed. As well as sharing gems such as ‘There is no elevator to success. You have to take the stairs’, Dr Travis shares useful articles he has written on leadership tips and gaining confidence.
Group and Business Profiles
The Recruiter Network is a group specifically for those working in the recruitment field and claims to be the world’s largest network of recruiters. With 875,582 members at the time of writing, this is your opportunity to network to the max.
To get involved in conversations around recruiting, the Recruitment Consultants and Staffing Professionals has a discussion forum so you can share ideas and ask for help and advice. With over 300,000 members, it is aimed at a wide variety of people in the recruitment world. Staffing professionals, agency recruiters, talent managers and career coaches are all welcome so there’s bound to be something useful for you. Note that with both this group and the Recruiter Network, you do have to request to join.
The Undercover Recruiter is primarily a blog, focusing on employer branding and talent acquisition. They use their LinkedIn profile to share their latest blogs, so you can keep up to date with their latest recruiter articles. Recent posts you may want to check out include ‘How do you recruit and retain flexible workers?’ and ‘WFH: how to keep your team on track’.
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This is not a sponsored article and neither Kingsbridge nor our staff has any affiliation to the LinkedIn profiles mentioned in this article. Kingsbridge is not responsible for the external content on the LinkedIn profiles.