The JOBVITE compile their annual report about using Social Media as a daily tool by recruiters during their searches.
If you are keen on previous results (from 2012), check the link below: https://www.sowelo.eu/blog/social-media-in-the-recruitment-process-vol-2/
This year over 94 % of executive search consultants claim to use Social Media in order to enlist and contact Candidates. It is worth mention that in 2008 only 78 % of them were familiar with this way of sourcing. During the recruitment process, social media have being used as an ideal communication channel what finally gives us extraordinary multi channel strategy for finding a perfect match. What makes it even more special, all of those who are currently looking for new job opportunities can use this information as a tip. To have an account on one of social network services means that you are actually letting yourself to get found by the recruiter. You cannot omit that your profile would be interpreted as your official (business) card. Misspellings or even grammatical errors might affect on your whole image and for executive search consultants it can works as an alert, therefore contacting you might be desisted.
By far, in recruitment sector, the most popular social network service is LinkedIn. There is over 94% of consultants that use LinkedIn on their regular work, moreover The LinkedIn is said to be perfect for searching (96%), contacting (94%) and verifying (92%) candidates. Recruiters admit also using Facebook (65%) and Twitter (55%) as a way of building a connection but it is still not that in common as the LinkedIn already got.
We need to take a notice that the growing number of people that got employed thanks to their Social Media profiles achived 74% this year ( in 2010 it was only 58%).
According to the JOBVITE survey there is a clearly upward trend for using Social Media as an essential part of executive search consultants work. Sometimes Social Media appears to be the only way to contact the perfect match.