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4 Ways to Make Technology Work FOR You—Not Against You

by | Sep 30, 2015 | Recruiter Training, Top Echelon Blog

The last 10 years years have seen an explosion in technology that makes our job as recruiters so much easier.

Today’s recruiter has the potential to get more daily information faster than ever. Job aggregators, job alerts, news alerts . . . they are all readily available. Remember, every piece of knowledge about developments, trends, and people in your market sets you apart. Make technology work for you and NOT against you.

Below are four ways to do just that:

1. Get the latest industry news. In some manner or fashion (including by opening a Google or Yahoo account), you should be receiving news alerts based on target accounts, industries, and key words.

2. Uncover potential job leads at the job aggregators, which are spider engines that go to all of the job boards (,,, If you haven’t, subscribe to them and sign up for job alerts. To research available jobs from company websites, try

3. Let candidates come to you automatically by setting up candidate alerts on the job boards. The candidate-alert brand for can be found under SmartFind. They will come to your email as often as once per day.

4. Use the social network sites to your advantage. LinkedIn and Facebook can help you find hidden talent in a specific market. There are social network aggregators that can search multiple sites at once ( is a good example). The new sites can give a recruiter an edge in finding hidden talent in the marketplace.

By taking advantage of these systems, you allow technology to work for you, saving you valuable time and resources. Once a day—during non-selling time—check the results of these systems.

Being a great recruiter is all about making the most of every minute. Yet many in our profession won’t take the initiative to read this article, much less to enact these basic, but essential, timesavers and problem-solvers.

These very simple systems of accountability can bring great rewards. Those of us who choose to adhere to a strict schedule and focus on high-value activities will find that it is possible to get more results in less time.

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Jon Bartos, a guest writer for the Top Echelon Recruiter Training Blog, is a premier writer, speaker, and consultant on all aspects of personal performance, human capital value, and the analytics behind them. In 2010, Bartos founded Revenue Performance Management, LLC. The RPM Dashboard System is a business intelligence tool used worldwide for metrics management for individual and team performance improvement. In 2012, Bartos achieved national certification in Hypnotherapy, furthering his interest in learning the dynamics behind what motivates others to achieve higher levels of success. Click here to visit Bartos’s website.

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