Finding jobs via social media
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Have you ever used social media to get a job?
Large retailers are finding it difficult to hire employees for the holiday shopping season, and so many have turned to social media to recruit seasonal employees.
To fill about 1,000 seasonal positions, Beverages and More Inc. began advertising jobs on social media last month alongside cocktail recipes and promotions for 5-cent bottles of wine. The California-based chain of wine, beer and liquor stores initially was hesitant to tap customers as potential hires, but the strategy worked. Online applications increased 66% from the previous month.
Of the examples included in the WSJ story, which do you think is the most compelling – and why?
Would any of these pitches make you want to apply for a job? What do you think are the advantages and disadvantages for a retailer in recruiting employees through social media?