We recently talked to two firm recruiters who both had some great tips for connecting with recruiters via social media. One of the recruiters is out of the Delap office in Lake Oswego, Oregon: Matthew Hilton. The other is Kelli Cline out of the Moss Adams office in Seattle, Washington. Below are their thoughts on the ways you can connect with recruiters through social media.
Social Media Accounts
Before you begin networking you will want to make sure all of your social media accounts are going to represent you in a positive light. Whether that be changing your profile to private on Facebook or adding accurate work information and a professional picture to your LinkedIn account. When asked about social media websites, Mrs. Cline said, We do encourage students to be mindful of the information and photos they choose to put on these sites, since some companies do check them. We are also connected to students via our firm-wide Facebook Careers page. Students are also starting to use LinkedIn more often and as a way to ask recruiters questions about the interview/application process (as opposed to sending an email). Cline went on to say, I would still encourage students to be cautious of the information they choose to share on any social media platform. Social media is a great resource to find out more information on any firm you are interested in working for.
Connecting with Recruiters on LinkedIn
We hope these tips will help students as they network with recruiters and make their mark in the accounting industry! If you have more tips on recruiting with professionals and recruiters, please share in the comments below.