Recruiters, are you guilty of the overpost? On LinkedIn or elsewhere, it’s dangerously easy to flood the feed, especially when it comes to job postings.
As with the utilization of any recruiting tool, moderation is key. As the line between passive and active candidates continues to blur, it becomes less likely that top talent will jump at the chance to reply to an influx of job postings, particularly if the recruiter has an air of desperation.
LinkedIn in particular is losing its competitive advantage because of overuse. Although it can be a wonderful tool for building relationships, LinkedIn has been abused by many recruiters. The initial purpose of LinkedIn, to pave the way for two-way relationships, has lost its meaning as it becomes flooded with pushy recruiters.
The next time you’re suffering from Overpost Syndrome on any form of social media, consider these posting alternatives:
Don’t just take from the community – be sure to give. What other advice do you have for pushy recruiters?