Are you an Old School or New School Recruiter?

Indeed there was a time not so long ago where there wasn’t a Smartphone, ATS, or even the CLOUD.   Back in the day a lot of us used Fax Machines, and Gigantic Rolodexes.  How have the times changed for you?  Are you still an Old School, New Skool or a little of both?

Are you an Old School or New School Recruiter?


In Old School recruiting the majority of recruiting was done via Newspaper Classified jobs.   Roughly 80% of all companies no longer use the Classifieds as a place to source or fill their job openings.   The New Skool approach is through use of Social Networking with nearly 89% of companies utilizing some sort of social networking platform for their recruiting needs. One New School is example is LinkedIn. Their recent InMail Open Rate change of 14% for users of their Recruiter product, is an example of how even New Skool is making changes and quickly. Click here to be connected to our recent post on how to increase your InMail open rates in light of LinkedIn’s new changes.

Old School vs New Skool



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Jessica Miller-Merrell

Jessica Miller-Merrell (@jmillermerrell) is a workplace change agent, author and consultant focused on human resources and talent acquisition living in Austin, TX. Recognized by Forbes as a top 50 social media influencer and is a global speaker. She’s the founder of Workology, a workplace HR resource and host of the Workology Podcast.


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