In today’s world, it is very common to find organizations who have talent communities. Just like any community, a talent community provides an environment of like-individuals to learn and share about specific topics. By joining a talent community, you can expect to learn more about the organization and what it’s like to work there.
Like many, you might think to yourself “Why should I join a talent community, can’t I just apply to a job?” You certainly can just apply, but where does that get you? A submitted application with little to no follow up from the employer. A talent community connects you with the organization allowing a relationship to develop.
My success in my recruiting profession can be attributed to the valued relationships I’ve established. As a recruiter filling jobs, I formed an immediate connection of trust and commitment with hiring managers and candidates alike. As my career advanced, building strong relationships became even more important. I know for a fact that there would have been no way I would have been able to introduce SEO, SEM, Social Media and even metrics to Arrow Electronics for recruitment if it were not the relationships I established with Marketing, IT and Finance. I was wanting to implement things that the organization hadn’t even thought of yet. I knew I needed to establish trust with my peers and beyond. While socializing ideas with these key partners, we were able to form a bond of trust which gave them comfort in my ideas and how they would impact the business.
These individuals became my biggest supporters.