Online recruitment: candidate search channels
Online or remote recruitment is a method of recruiting personnel, using employment sites and any online activities to search for candidates, such as working with social networks, professional virtual communities, or instant messengers.
Using internet resources, recruiters conduct interviews with candidates online and send them test assignments.
These sites contain information about employers and job seekers. Many job sites are designed to allow employers to post job requirements by filling in the required form fields. Some of these sites also post information about employers and provide job search tips. A potential employee can post their CV, fill in a form, or add a CV or portfolio to their account through such a site.
Forums and blogs
Forums and blogs offer a set of discussion sections through which you can also find the right specialist. They are narrow in the specification, though. They differ mainly in the vastness of the circle of communication.
These methods are especially relevant when searching for rare specialists, for example, IT experts with narrow specialization. Plus, they provide the possibility of a preliminary assessment of the specialist. On the forum, you can read the candidate’s posts and get an impression of their knowledge of the essence of the commented issue.
Social networking sites
Social networks are another way to find a job or a candidate. With the assistance of your connections, like acquaintances, friends, and colleagues, you make even more connections. And, with their help, find the right specialist or a job.
Recruiters also use the method of direct mailing: mailing vacancies to an address or non-address base. This method guarantees that the letter will reach its addressee and will be presented as detailed as possible.