Quality candidates? Look no further
November 04, 2021

Quality candidates? Look no further

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with LinkedIn Jobs

I use LinkedIn Jobs to post ads. Although I am a “sourcer” and proactively seek out job candidates, this often leads me to passive candidates who aren’t open to new opportunities. Posting an ad on LinkedIn Jobs can be more efficient and increase time from first contact to a hire because anyone who applies is seeking a position.
  • Customizable screening questions - they somewhat recently improved this!! Custom questions used to not be an option but now that it is, it’s definitely a step up.
  • Helps automate the process - can send auto-rejection email if I choose. I like to notify candidates that I did receive their application and am not just ignoring it.
  • Tends to offer high-quality candidates. If not a fit for the job they applied for, sometimes we have a different position for them.
  • When adding skills under the job description, they are limited. Sometimes a skill that seems basic to me is not an option and you may only enter skills which appear on their drop down list.
  • Limited screening questions with awkward wording… but they fixed this! Custom questions are now an option
  • I’m not so sure that the advertising selects accurate candidates. LinkedIn tries to target your audience based on the “skills” section but what a candidates lists as their skills may not be the best picture of them.
  • The organization of candidates is good. I can rate whether they’re a good fit, not, or maybe and can change my view to see only unrated candidates. This lets me rate everyone first if I wish, then go back and contact them.
  • Ability to message candidates. Although I often call candidates, if I just have a quick question for clarification, it’s nice to be able to send a message. Candidates with LinkedIn notifications turned on may see it on their phone and respond quickly.
  • Large pool of professionals
  • Increased candidate pool. Quality of LinkedIn candidates has been somewhat better than those from another major job posting site.
  • Saves time by helping me to find actively searching candidates
Although ZipRecruiter can provide some great candidates depending on the job listing and day, we also get a lot of applications there that are completely off the mark. I find that I receive more unqualified candidates and out-of-country candidates on ZipRecruiter.

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LinkedIn Jobs is well-suited for some job positions over others. At our company, we do both temp-to-perm and direct hires. I’ve had luck with direct hires for positions such as sales reps, RNs, landscape architects. My colleagues working temp to perm have had less luck with their jobs such as MAs and front desk.