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Is that a picture of a phone?

Confused as to why a social recruiting expert, who can teach you how to dig into social media to find conversation starters that dramatically improve candidate response rates, is sharing a picture of a mobile phone?

Because calling a candidate will give you the fastest response rate, and you want that right?

How often does your phone ring in a day? Less often than it used to? In a candidate driven market it makes sense to call people because you’ll immediately stand out from those who only message.

Are you more inclined to answer when it shows a mobile number, thinking it’s personal?

Well here’s a trick for you:



The apps mentioned are TrueCaller and OnOffApp, you don’t want to end up on the former and the latter could be very helpful. Since creating my video I’ve received this from OnOff

Regarding the US numbers, it is indeed true we have been a bit delayed on that front and have no update to the ETA of ‘a few weeks’ Rest assured it is one of, if not the top priority right now. Johnny

Of course, there are many alternatives to calling cells using data but I liked the idea of being able to have a readily identifiable local number. Let me know your favourite, below in the comments.


How do you feel about using the phone to improve candidate response rates?

How confident are you calling candidates?



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Katrina Collier is recognised globally as an expert on social recruiting. From SMEs to global corporates, she has trained countless HR and Recruitment professionals around the world to source and recruit on social media.

With 11+ years of social recruiting and full-cycle recruitment experience, she's passionate about teaching effective methods of social sourcing and candidate engagement, and ensuring recruiters are robot-proof.

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