Top 5 Ways Recruiters Find Candidates

There are numerous ways recruiters go about finding candidates. From mingling at networking events to searching for shared connections on LinkedIn, recruiters have their own methods when it comes to finding the best talent. Get the inside scoop, and discover what their top five tactics are!

#1: Indeed

Indeed is one of the world’s No. 1 online job sites. For employers, it’s a place to post jobs, search resumes, see company reviews and communicate to potential hires. For job seekers, it’s a place to post their resume and browse current job openings. Indeed makes it easy for recruiters to attract quality candidates and keep track of their recruiting process along the way.

#2: LinkedIn

LinkedIn connects professionals all around the world. Recruiters can search for candidates based on their job title, work history, college or shared connections. LinkedIn also provides employers with access to professionals who may not be actively looking for a job.

#3: Glassdoor

Glassdoor is a website where employees and former employees can review companies, salaries and interview processes. Recruiters use Glassdoor to scope out their competitors. They can use the information gathered on the site to build an employment brand that sets their company apart from others, and thus come across as more appealing to qualified candidates.

#4: Networking Events

In a highly competitive and challenging field, attending networking events is a must for recruiters. This is where they build genuine relationships and make real connections with job seekers. Attending networking events may be one of the best ways to meet qualified candidates. 

#5: Referrals

Referrals make the best hires! Existing employees are always encouraged to refer family and friends to newly open positions as they are the No. 1 source of above average candidates. Referred candidates result in faster on-boarding and lower turnover.

If you are on the lookout for job openings, check out our current open positions for Dental Assistants, Hygienists, Patient Relations Coordinators, Dentists, Operations Leaders and more.

If you know a family member or friend who could be a great addition to the DentalOne family, don’t wait any longer to submit a quick and easy referral. Visit our referrals page. If he or she gets hired, you get paid!


Author: Caprice Johnson, Associate Recruiter

Caprice assists in the placement of staff in the East Region along with handling all temporary labor.

Fun fact: Caprice helped direct a project with an upcoming nonprofit organization called WERK. She promoted the cognitive, emotional and social development of youth in the local community.

Be sure to connect with her on LinkedIn!

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