Scott Robarge: Recruiting Through Social Networks

Scott Robarge has served as a recruiting consultant for more than a decade. Prior to founding the recruiting firm Another8, Mr. Robarge helped recruit candidates for companies such as Greylock Partners, Merced Systems, and

In today’s economy, more and more companies are turning to recruiters to draw top talent to their organizations. While this may seem like an easy task, it takes skill and a wide array of contacts to find the appropriate match between candidates and companies.

Recruiting through LinkedIn – LinkedIn provides several options for recruiters to find talent, including paying to post a job for 30 days, buying job credits to pay less for each job posted, or using LinkedIn Talent Advantage, which provides tools exclusively for recruiters. You can also post an announcement or job listing for free by utilizing your status box.

Recruiting through Facebook – Facebook offers both paid and unpaid options to find candidates. Recruiters can post a job free of charge in the Facebook Marketplace or Facebook Pages. For those who don’t mind paying, purchasing a Facebook ad allows for a more targeted search, as ads enable you to pinpoint the exact audience or industry for which you are recruiting.