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Job Seekers using LinkedIn in Pharmacy

Job Seekers using LinkedIn in Pharmacy

07 Sep 14:00 by Heidi Dariz

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Ever wondered whether LinkedIn was a growing force in recruitment and talent identification? Well there is no doubt that the some of the biggest employers are embracing LinkedIn to hire talent. In fact, currently 76 of the top 100 ASX listed companies are actively using LinkedIn to source the best talent. Heidi Dariz, General Manager at Raven's Recruitment, says that whilst Pharmacy professionals can sometimes be slow to embrace technology change, Pharmacists are doing themselves an injustice if they are not looking at all ways to grow their professional brand. "You never really know when opportunity is going to knock - whether that be from an internal promotion, an external or partnership approach or a new professional development opportunity. Having an up-to-date profile picture is necessary, as is a comprehensive summary of experience and skills".

A recent report by LinkedIn found that in mainstream recruitment, 7 in 10 people are considering moving roles, but might not be actively looking for a job at the moment. The report also found that 69% of Australian professionals were currently passive and interested in hearing from a recruiter, even if they were satisfied with their current role. When sourcing the best candidates for our clients Heidi says that we use all available sources to ensure the best possible match. LinkedIn is an important social networking site and an important resource in Pharmacy Recruitment and should be part of any progressive Pharmacists strategy to stay one step ahead in an increasingly competitive employment market.

Interested with confidential help with your LinkedIn Profile, contact Heidi Dariz, General Manager on 1800 429 829 or heidi@ravensrecruitment.com.au