HOW TO: Find Recruiters on LinkedIn — Infographic

Find Recruiters on LinkedIn

by Donna Svei on July 17, 2013

After I finish my clients’ resumes and LinkedIn profiles, most of them want to know how to find a recruiter, or recruiters, to help them get a job. Because of this, I wrote a post called 10 Keywords Found in Recruiters’ Job Titles and developed an infographic on how to find recruiters on LinkedIn (below). 

The infographic gives you simple, step-by-step instructions on how to find both corporate and third-party recruiters — people who can be instrumental to the development of your career — on LinkedIn. I’ve focused on LinkedIn because, with over one million recruiter members, it’s Recruiter Central for Planet Earth.

I have tested the process outlined in the infographic for several clients over the last week. With one exception, it has proven to be an effective way to find recruiters relevant to my clients’ careers. The exception was a ubiquitous keyword that generated too many false positives.

Please bookmark this post for future reference. Also, feel free to share the infographic with friends, colleagues, and on your blogs. Enjoy!


 Search String

Candidate OR Diversity OR Employee Referral OR Employment OR Headhunter OR Recruiter OR Recruiting OR Recruitment OR Search OR Sourcer OR Sourcing OR Staffing OR Talent OR Passive


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Note: Infographic updated April 2014.




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2 yrs 3 mos

Donna, you are the vital missing link between career experts, career seekers and the modern day job hunt. Thank you.

As an aside, not certain if you have a post on this already but I would love to see a post on maximizing the LinkedIn premium membership.

Hi Peter,

Thank you for your kind words.

LinkedIn Premium memberships were the topic on last Friday’s Animal Chat. You can search the hashtag #AnimalChat on Twitter to review the conversation. I will think about a post.

Kind regards,


Maria Zulick Nucci
2 yrs 4 mos

Using – or, to be precise, attempting to use – recruiters is an absolute, total joke. I have a professional degree, numerous academic and professional achievements, top-flight references, and was unemployed for 17 months. I sent my CV to many, many legal, professional and executive recruiters, and the song was always the same: thank you for sending your CV/resume/contacting us/opening an account. One of our recruiters will review your CV/resume and, if we find a match/fit, will contact you. Zilch; not one interview nor even one prospect. I finally got a job by applying… Read more »

2 yrs 4 mos


As always you are a wealth of knowledge!

Thank you for sharing,


Thank you. :)


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