LinkedIn is recruiting recruiters!

LinkedIn is recruiting recruiters!

I’m a week into my new job in LinkedIn and I’ve been amazed at the energy and creativity in the company. Lots of exciting products, services and iterative innovation on the way.

I wanted to let the folk of Irish Recruiters know that I am currently building out an international recruitment organisation and as such there are 4 recruitment opportunities on offer at the moment, and there will be more to come:
  • Full –Time Recruiter role based out of Dublin (Sales and Marketing)
  • Full-Time Recruitment Coordinator based out of Dublin
  • Contract Recruiter role in Dublin, 11 months (Sales and Marketing)
  • Contract Recruiter role in London, 11 months (Sales and Marketing)
Full-Time and Contractor Recruiter Roles

At LinkedIn we are looking for incredibly passionate recruiters who don’t want to just recruit, but also want to take on some interesting high-impact project work as well as come to a company and culture where we will expect you to contribute heavily to come up with ideas of how we can develop new world class recruitment products and services

Skills needed are:
  • 5+ years  in-house sourcing experience in a IT/Online Media/Traditional Media multi-national, with experience recruiting for sales, marketing and operation divisions across Europe (at this time no agency recruiters need apply).
  • 2+ direct sourcing experience with strong knowledge of Boolean logic and data mining techniques.
  • Huge passion for social media and feel at home talking about walls, tweets, hashtags and updates.
  • Experience using LinkedIn Recruiter or LinkedIn as a recruiting tool.
  • Be client focused and sales oriented with excellent relationship management skills.
  • Strong project management skills (experience running Europen wide projects a plus).
  • Knowledge of online media and traditional media industries is a huge plus.
Recruitment Coordinator

At LinkedIn we are looking for a Recruitment Coordinator with multiple language skills who has huge passion for social networking and has flexible skills which allows the candidate take part in a number of areas in the recruitment function

Skills/Responsibilities needed are:

  • 2+ years experience supporting an in-house recruitment function in an IT/Online Media/Traditional Media multi-national.
  • Strong coordination skills organizing interview schedules between applicants, hiring managers and the recruitment team.   
  • Experience conducting reference checks for all candidates at offer and accept stage. 
  • Help to maintain an up-to-date recruitment database. 
  • Follow up with applicants in collaboration with recruiters. 
  • Help create and manage departmental documentation.
  • Conducting sourcing work occasionally for junior open roles.
  • Ideal candidate will have fluent English (written and oral) plus one of the following (French, Spanish, German, Dutch)
  • Other duties as assigned.
Please send your CV to me answering the following questions:
  • Why do you want to join LinkedIn?
  • Why should LinkedIn recruit you?
  • What experience do you have with deploying social media technology to recruit candidates?
  • How do you think location based technologies such as Foursquare or Gowalla can be used to recruit or brand open requisitions at LinkedIn?
  • What is your salary expectations?
  • And if successful what is your available start date?
These roles are not open to agencies, please do not forward any applications, all applications should be sent to dfitzgerald@linkedin.com


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