Some of you may want to avert your eyes – here’s a hilarious Freudian auto-correct from a text message someone sent their friend about an interview they were about to have.
While this is a hilarious typo, it does allow me to bring up a hot topic in recruiting today, and that is the use of text messaging to communicate with candidates.
Most of the articles discuss the recruiter’s point of view – receiving text messages and/or casual emails from job seekers. Many seem to indicate that recruiters find this to be a bit of a turn-off; that the formality of the job search is not honored by such actions.
However, from a candidate’s perspective, the opposite appears to be true. Texting job seekers and candidates could be viewed as a highly innovative method of communicating with candidates. Particularly when you’re talking about new college graduates – the members of the often-infamous “Millenial Generation.”
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So, Fordyce Readers, what’s your take on texting candidates? Are you for or against it? Do you currently have a mobile campaign? How are your results? Share your thoughts in the comments below.
And – if you’d like a good laugh, check out www.damnyouautocorrect.com, which is where the text message above came from…