LinkedIn's database includes almost half a billion professionals, and companies are beginning to capitalize on this massive database to find great employees. However, LinkedIn is not very user-friendly when using it for this purpose.

Shopping woman shockedLinkedIn's simple solution is to purchase their Recruiter product—but Recruiter licenses come at an annual cost of $6,000 to $8,000 per user.

Well, as a past CFO myself, I never really thought much of one-size-fits-all solutions, especially when they come with a hefty price tag.

So, as your trusted LinkedIn advisor, I have some simple ideas to help you use LinkedIn to recruit great employees for your company. And my solutions have the perfect price tag—FREE!

First, sign up to attend my upcoming webinar Attracting a Large Pool of Applicants Using LinkedIn and Successfully Choosing the Right One with my friend and co-host Alec Broadfoot, CEO of VisionSpark, an executive search firm that specializes in helping companies hire top performers who have the right culture fit.

The webinar is on Thursday, April 13 from 1:00-2:00pm CT, but be sure to register even if you can't attend live, because there will be a link so you can watch at a later time. Seating is limited, so grab your seat now at

Nine Ways to Use LinkedIn to Find Your Next Great Employee

To get started right away, download the handout (below) I use with my consulting clients, Nine Ways to Use LinkedIn to Find Your Next Great Employee. It includes specific strategies and simple steps for finding great hires using these LinkedIn features:

  • Individual home page sharing
  • Company Page posts
  • Company followers
  • Jobs discussions
  • Advanced People Search
  • Search Alerts
  • University Page
  • Published posts
  • Job Board

I hope to see you on April 13th, but in the meantime—happy hunting!


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