#MeetYourRecruiter Week – A LinkedIn Posting Challenge for Recruiters, 9-13 August 2021.

#MeetYourRecruiter

#MeetYourRecruiter is a LinkedIn Posting Challenge for recruiters.

Posting on LinkedIn is a great habit to get into, it can greatly increase your visibility. #MeetYourRecruiter is here to help get you into the habit of posting regularly.

Research suggests we should aim to post 2-3 times per week and no more than 30 times per month, but it’s not always easy to know what to post about. #MeetYourRecruiter gives you a prompt for each day of the week to help get you posting.

It’s an opportunity for you and your LinkedIn network to get to know each other better. Get as creative as you’d like; share pictures, videos, documents, and/or text posts. Remember to use the hashtag #MeetYourRecruiter so others can like, comment and share. I’ll be looking out for your posts and taking part myself all week.

It’s a pretty laid back challenge, take part for as many, or as few, days as you’d like.

The Prompts

These prompts are for inspiration. I’ve shared some of my ideas about what you might choose to post, but if the word speaks to you in a different way – go for it! The prompts are deliberately a bit vague so that you can interpret them in many different ways. Have fun with it, and be yourself!

9th. You – Introduce yourself! Think of this prompt as an elevator pitch. When someone asks you what you do, what do you say? This is an opportunity to reintroduce yourself to your network and remind them why you’re connected. You could share a selfie, an intro video, or tell your network where else they can find you online.

10th. Desk – There are a lot of ways to interpret this. You could share your workspace, are you tidy or cluttered, working at a desk or a kitchen table, sitting down or standing up? Of course, there are many recruiters who talk about their desks in the context of their industry or niche. It’s up to you how you interpret these prompts.

11th. Culture – Does your company have a list of values or a mission statement? If so, which parts resonate most with you? How does your culture impact the work you do? You don’t have to talk about company culture, the word has a lot of wider meaning too.

12th. Celebrate – How do you celebrate your wins? Bang a gong, eat some cake, pop champagne, wear a silly hat? Also, what do you celebrate? Placements, interviews, new clients, milestones, anniversaries, failures?

13th. Luck – Do you believe in Luck? Does it play a role in your success? Are you superstitious about doing certain things when a candidate has an interview? Do you send positive vibes or wear lucky socks?

Weekend (optional). Follow – If you fancy continuing the challenge over the weekend, tell your network whom to follow. Is there a better place to follow you online, are you more active on Twitter or Instagram? Should your network connect with some of your colleagues too? Is there someone job seekers or hiring managers could learn from? This prompt is all about shout-outs.

Need more inspiration?

I’m hosting the challenge in partnership with Recruiting Gym. I’ll be on the Gym’s Daily Workout via Crowdcast every morning on the week of the challenge to provide suggestions and inspiration for anyone who’s not sure what to post.

Before the challenge

Posting on LinkedIn can greatly increase your visibility. So, before the #MeetYourRecruiter challenge gets underway, make a note of how many people recently viewed your profile. You can find this on the top left of the Linkedin homepage.

If you pay for LinkedIn, you’ll be able to see a graph of your profile views for the past 3 months. I suggest taking a quick screenshot and saving it for reference.

Also, make sure you follow the hashtag before the event starts so that I can see your contributions, and you can interact with other participants.

I can’t wait to see what you come up with for the first #MeetYourRecruiter week! If you have any questions, please leave a comment.

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