Social Recruiting Stats that will Rack your Brain

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Carolyn is the founder and CEO of Betts Recruiting. She loves to work with the top bootstrapped, VC and Angel-backed startups in Silicon Valley and subsequently to play a vital role in their hiring and growth efforts. “There is nothing more rewarding than making the perfect match, both on the client and candidate side.” She says.

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Social Media StatsWith various social media tools such as LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter and Google+, it is no wonder that recruiters have turned to social media to find the best candidates.  Take a look at these statistics below, some may shock you.

-89% will use social media for recruiting in 2011

-1 of 3 employers rejected a candidate because of something they found on social media

-14.4 million people have used social media to find their last job in 2011.

-86% of employers says that candidates should make their profiles more employer friends

-24% of managers found “fit and personality” from a social media profile

-80% of companies use LinkedIn to find talent

-50% of companies use Facebook to find talent

-45% of companies use Twitter to find talent

Click here to read the full list of social recruiting statistics: http://mashable.com/2011/08/28/social-media-recruiting-infographic/

How do you feel about your Facebook or LinkedIn profile after learning these statistics?  Please share your thoughts below in the comment function!

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Read more by Carolyn Betts

Carolyn is the founder and CEO of Betts Recruiting. She loves to work with the top bootstrapped, VC and Angel-backed startups in Silicon Valley and subsequently to play a vital role in their hiring and growth efforts. “There is nothing more rewarding than making the perfect match, both on the client and candidate side.” She says.

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  1. Wow! “1 of 3 employers rejected a candidate because of something they found on social media”

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