Experts Connection Webinar Helps Recruiters Unlock LinkedIn to Find the Ideal Candidate

Recruiting Expert Jim Durbin Shares Secrets of Social Media Success for Job Search in “LinkedIn: Basic Training for Recruiting”.

NOVATO, Calif. (February 15, 2011) — Social media has become a mainstream tool for recruiters, especially LinkedIn, but many search professionals only have a rudimentary understanding of how to best use LinkedIn to identify and qualify the right job candidates. Drawing from his expertise as a social media headhunter, Jim Durbin will explain the core principles of using social media for recruiting in an Experts Connection ( webinar entitled, “LinkedIn: Basic Training for Recruiting.” This recruiters’ webinar for novice and intermediate social media users is scheduled for Thursday, February 23, from 4:00 – 5:30 p.m. ET, (1:00 – 2:30 p.m. PT), and is sponsored by NETSHARE® (

Recruiters are increasingly relying on the crowdsourcing and reach of social media platforms to uncover the most talented professionals, and LinkedIn has become their first online stop when seeking out candidates. LinkedIn now has more than 110 million professional profiles, including executives from every Fortune 500 company, which makes it a perfect resource for recruiters. Some companies are filling 25 percent of their open reqs using LinkedIn, and one company is filling 60 percent.

In this webinar, Jim will offer practical, step-by-step instruction explaining how to get the most from LinkedIn. Drawing from his experience training Human Resources departments for Fortune 500 companies, Jim will offer hands-on instruction into the best strategies for getting fast candidate search results from LinkedIn, including what a profile should contain what to look for, and how recruiters are shortening time-to-fill using LinkedIn.

Jim will provide point-by-point instruction that will apply to both independent and corporate recruiters, including:
– How to build your own social network to improve your time-to-fill;
– Connection strategies for novice recruiters;
– How to create a profile that gets the right candidates to ask YOU for a connection;
– Three ways to craft social media messages that generate the right response;
– Search skills that work both within LinkedIn and on other social media platforms; and
– How to find candidates outside your network of visible connections.

“Those executives looking for new career opportunities or who are simply trying to expand their sphere of professional influence are on LinkedIn, which makes it the most powerful online destination for recruiters,” said Katherine Simmons, CEO of NETSHARE and host of the Experts Connection webinars. “However, LinkedIn has become so expansive that it has become harder to navigate. It takes skill to identify those professionals with the ideal skillset to meet your recruiting needs. Through his experience with social media and human resources, Jim has become a master at using LinkedIn to find the right candidates, and this webinar will certainly offer new tips and techniques for every recruiting professional.”

The cost of the Experts Connection seminar is $100, and access is provided via web and telephone. A web archive also is available for registrants. For more information, visit the Experts Connection online at

About James Durbin:
Jim Durbin is a retained search headhunter and trainer specializing in social media. As a blogger and business owner, Jim is an expert and frequent speaker on such topics as online employment, recruiting blogs, and using social media in the hiring process. His prior experience includes account management for a national staffing firm where he was a top performer. He is a graduate of Washington and Lee University and lives in Dallas.

NETSHARE ( is a confidential, membership based organization dedicated to providing executives across all disciplines and industries with quality $100K plus job lists. NETSHARE also offers networking opportunities and a community of peers for the exchange of strategic information related to job search, professional development and best practices. NETSHARE has been recognized by Fortune and Forbes magazines as the best online destination for executive positions.

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