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How to Learn More About a Candidate’s Personality With Social Media


With social media becoming an ever growing resource for recruiters, it was great to receive this guest post from Molly Owens, CEO of Truity with advice on how using social media can help you learn more about a candidate’s personality and aid you to make the right hiring decision. The insights here should be useful for narrowing down the right candidates and boost your recruiting effectiveness.

Personality and cultural fit are more important to recruiters than ever in recent years. Now, it’s not just about the skills a candidate has, but the way that candidate will fit into the company that helps recruiters predict success.

In fact, according to Hyper Island’s April 2014 Executive Study, 78 percent of the more than 500 CEOs, hiring managers, and other key personnel felt personality was the most important thing to look at when hiring a candidate.