What can I use besides email for outreach?

Created: Jun 06, 2014 02:58PM PDT      Updated: Dec 09, 2015 10:29AM PST
If there is a candidate you really want to get in touch with, trying another contact vector could substantially improve your ability to engage the candidate.

Have you used the email concierge service? Candidates whose email addresses we find are probably recruited less often making them great targets. We are able to locate missing email addresses around 70% of the time.

Here are some of the more popular methods and factors to consider when using each:
  1. Twitter. Is your prospective candidate active on Twitter? Open his or her Twitter page and see when he or she tweeted last. See if he or she has responded to anyone’s tweets. If both of these conditions are met, create a targeted message in 140 characters or fewer and fire away! Why not?
  2. LinkedIn. Yes, InMail only has a 5% response rate but if you’re not getting through with email or tweets, it may be the next best option. Certainly doesn’t take much time. Just make sure your messages are targeted and on point for maximum impact.
  3. MeetUp. Is the candidate active on MeetUp? Try sending the candidate a targeted introductory message through the built-in MeetUp email that comes up when you click on his or her MeetUp profile.
  4. Various Code Repositories. If the candidate you’re considering is particularly active in a coding forum, you may wish to contact or follow him or her directly on that forum. Each repository has its own culture and guidelines so be sure to familiarize yourself with the expected netiquette before posting in order to prevent yourself from being flamed.
  5. Personal Website. If the website doesn’t look like an abandoned amusement park, there may be a way to interact with your passive candidate by reading and commenting on his or her posts directly on the site. Also, vanity appeal alert. Hello. Everyone likes to be complimented.

Q​uestions? Thoughts? Either c​ontact your Product Specialist, reach out to us at support@talentbin.com anytime, or leave a comment below!
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