5 Reasons to use Pinterest for Recruiting

With everything going online and digital even the Recruitment process will be conducted online with the help of Social Network platforms. The top five most used Social networks are LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter and Google+ but slowly crawling its way in is Pinterest. 

Doesn’t this information meet the criteria for an article devoted to using Pinterest for recruiting? If not here are some more reasons as to, “5 Reasons to use Pinterest for Recruiting”

Number of Users

Just like popular Social Network sites boast about their user statistics even Pinterest prides itself with its number or users crossing over 12 million and counting. It too is retaining and engaging its users as much as 2 to 3 times as efficiently as Twitter did during its history. Some of the popularity of sites like LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter and Google+ goes to the credit of Pinterest too. Even the referral traffic diverted to these sites is due to Pinterest’s user base that surpasses that of LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter and Google+ combined together.

Kind of Users

Pinterest being primarily a creative site encourages its users to develop their creativity. This is a point to be noted due to its importance especially in a time where creativity is still shunned by most individuals and is sorted out by employers. Based on this point you can guess the kind and quality of the candidates that Recruiters have access to. This is probably the best place to acquire those hard to find candidates including the job profiles that require creative individuals.


With Pinterest anyone can create a board based on their interests and post images on the same. This helps one to build connections and get noticed. Besides, here companies too can create their boards and even post job specs. This too can help speed up the Recruiting process with referrals from users, as they are bound to know people who just might be right for the job and will definitely refer that person for that particular job opening.

Using the Re-Pins feature

Just like Twitter has ReTweets, Pinterest has integrated a similar feature i.e. Re- Pins that functions along similar lines. This too can increase the traffic to your post which can then be added to the viewer’s Social Network site. This speeds up your Recruiting Process all the while acquiring Talented individuals for your job specs.  

Links and Descriptions

What sets Pinterest apart from most Social Networking sites is its linking feature. Above the Pin there is a ‘from’ link, which will link to an outside website. With this feature users can now link everything on their board i.e. the Pins to their website. Aside from this it also shortens all web addresses to just the first part. This too boost’s the Recruitment Process as the created board along with the pins is linked to the main website i.e. if you have intentionally done this.

Is this information sufficient to convince you to go ahead and opt for and add Pinterest to your list of effective Recruiting Social Media sites? If so, then why are you still reading this?

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