I learned a lot on the call, but one of the polls that we took really made me stop and think. Here it is:
|# of Respondents||% of Respondents|
|None of the above||86||19.28%|
That LinkedIn was the most popular did not surprise me — it’s not exactly a secret that it has become one of the critical tools of our profession. I was surprised that LinkedIn was such an overwhelming favorite – nobody else was even remotely close.
The way we asked the question had people answering which of these services they are most likely to use the most. But I wonder — if we had phrased the question to ask if recruiters are using these sites at all for professional services, would the answers have been any different?
Asked a different way, aside from a very small portion of the recruiting community, are we really using social media effectively?