Recruitment is one industry that’s making giant strides in line with the advancement of technology, and 2017 looks set to be no different. Recruitment agencies and employers are doing their best to simplify the recruitment process and make lengthy and time-consuming applications a thing of the past. If you’re searching for bilingual jobs in 2017, the good news is the process has never been so easy, and here’s why…
1. Speed up the process with social media
We’re not talking about your Facebook profile full of pics of your ‘eventful’ night out, or your Twitter account complete with rant about whatever irked you that day. Instead, a growing number of employers and recruiters are letting applicants auto-fill much of their application using information drawn directly from LinkedIn.
Research has shown that 73 percent of 18-34 year olds found their most recent job through social media. With ease of application being paramount as we move into 2017, employers and recruiters are choosing to streamline their process by allowing candidates to use social media to increase the speed of their applications.
2. Apply for jobs on the move
Mobile devices are taking over the world. Now, more job seekers are using mobiles to find job listings and even apply for jobs than ever before. For that reason, at the very least, employers MUST have a responsive website (a site that’s been optimised for use on mobile phones) so applicants can browse jobs on the move.
However, employers that are really embracing mobile are also providing the functionality candidates need to apply directly from their phones. This includes the ability to upload files, like CVs, covering letters and forms of ID. Linking to sites such as Google Drive and Dropbox makes it easier to apply for bilingual jobs than ever before.
3. Get noticed with video recruitment
One of the biggest growth areas in 2017 is predicted to be the use of video in the recruitment process. As a candidate, a video accompanying your application gives you an opportunity to showcase your personality and demonstrate your ability to use new technology.
In terms of the employer, research has shown hiring companies were two or three times more likely to improve recruiting (time to fill, cost per hire, hiring manager satisfaction) and business metrics (customer retention and customer satisfaction) after implementing video. Videos can play an important part in the initial screening process, helping to reduce the number of applicants. Video interviews can also be conducted to speed up the process and make interviews easier to schedule.
4. Make the most of inbound recruitment marketing
Recruitment tactics have changed beyond all recognition in recent years. Companies now commonly use their website pages and company blogs to advertise new positions. In marketing, these are known as inbound tactics, as content is produced that draws customers to the business. The same theory applies in recruitment.
So, if there’s a company you’d love to work for, visit the company’s website, scour the blog and take a look at social media profiles for news of any vacancies.
Or just give us a call…
Finding bilingual jobs has always been easy here at Linguistica Recruitment. Take a look at our current multilingual vacancies and apply online, send us your CV or give us a call on 02392 987 765 to discuss your requirements.