So is traditional job recruiting dead? Not totally. But it may be on life support. New data from Jobvite, an online recruiting platform, found that 94% of recruiters are using or plan to use social media to find qualified candidates. More than three-quarters (78%) have already made a hire through social media.
We’ve previously noted how a well-placed, expertly crafted 140 characters can open the door to a dream job. YouTube, GitHub, Stackoverflow, Yammer, and Instagram are also emerging as channels that recruiters use to source talent.
While most digitally native millennials like Rodriguez flex easily between Facebooking their friends and tweeting for professional purposes, those over age 40 who started their electronic correspondence on plug-in typewriters might think they’re at a disadvantage. Not so. Fast Company rounded up a few gen-Xers and Boomers who’ve not only found work through a clever use of social channels, they’ve actually transitioned into them from totally unrelated careers. Read on for their inspiring tales of transformation. [read]