Looking for Top Financial or Accounting Job Candidates?

Looking for Top Financial or Accounting Job Candidates?

by Jeanne Knutzen | February 13, 2014

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Check Out LinkedIn!

We find that LinkedIn will help you find:

  • active candidates who are looking for work and possible fits for your open job(s)
  • passive candidates—folks who are not actively looking for a job but might be willing to listen to information about a current or future opportunity
  • potential job candidates nobody knows about, yet

There are many benefits to sourcing job candidates via LinkedIn—a mix of candidate possibilities, new ways to validate information a candidate is providing you, the ability to quickly connect with others, geographic reach, etc. We also use LinkedIn Groups to build proactive talent pipelines by either starting or sponsoring a specific group or by joining already established groups.

By starting or sponsoring a group, you can target and engage very specific candidates. As the owner of the group, you are immediately seen as a knowledge leader, which is a perception you can reinforce by regularly sharing quality content and answering questions from group members. Targeted candidates can get daily content and immediate customer service through your group, allowing you to easily connect with candidates.

However, if you are looking for a broader reach than what your LinkedIn Group can offer, there are 3 key Seattle based LinkedIn Groups that we have found to be beneficial.

1)  Seattle Accounting and Finance Professionals Group—with over 4,500 members, this network is used by professionals to develop their network and share their knowledge. Both job seekers and recruiters are part of this group. Over 31% of the group’s members work within accounting, while 29% work within finance. This group also contains several subgroups including:

  1. Seattle Accounting and Finance Executives and CFOs
  2. Seattle Audit and Assurance Professionals
  3. Seattle Payroll Professionals

2)  Accounting and Finance Jobs in Seattle – This group, with over 1,700 members, was formed for general discussion, posting and seeking of accounting and finance positions in the Seattle area. As with other groups, both job seekers and recruiters are members. Over 31% of the group’s member’s work within accounting and 23% work within finance.

3)  Linked:Seattle—One of the largest networking groups, with over 48,000 members, Linked:Seattle is not only online, but it hosts a monthly professional networking event on the third Thursday of every month.  Subgroups include:

  1. Greater Seattle Events
  2. Greater Seattle Small Business
  3. Great Seattle Arts and Entertainment

At PACE Staffing Network, recruiting is our specialty. We know how to find the right people, when you need them, in Seattle, Washington. Get the personalized attention you need and the results you want. If you are looking for recruiting agencies in Seattle, WA, with a strong specialty in finance and/or accounting, contact our partnership development team at nancys@pacestaffing.com. 


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