I was surprised to find a list put together by TheRecruitersLounge.com which listed The Top 50 Recruiters on Twitter. I was more surprised to find that I was listed at #35 of the Top 50 Recruiters using Twitter.
Twitter is a great tool that allows people to connect with each other and share ideas/comments/thoughts, etc…. I do use it for Recruiting, however I find that it is so much more useful than just being a way to search for/identify candidates. Through Twitter I have had the opportunity to meet some great people and have found information and conversations happening that I would otherwise not have access to.
As I wrote in our Blog Entry on January 5th Using Twitter to Land a Job: Real Life Examples .
Twitter is “changing (the) way that companies and candidates are now using Social Networking Tools to connect with each other. I do not believe tools like Twitter have gained widespread acceptance in the Recruitment Industry yet (I stress the word yet as it is becoming more mainstream) but it is quickly becoming a more viable tool and will soon be common practice in Recruitment. To stay connected with candidates companies will need to integrate these tools into their recruitment strategies and be less reliant on using job boards and traditional means of recruitment to attract top candidates.”
My Twitter ID if you want to connect is http://twitter.com/DavidTalamelli