Top 50 Recruiters on Twitter

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According to Twitter Grader, below is a list of the Top 50 Recruiters on Twitter according to their number of followers and (presumably) their influence in the Twittosphere. All of the members below have the term “Recruiter” in their Twitter bio. (Just fyi…) Click here to see the Top 100 Twitterers with “Recruiting” in their bio. (Thanks to KarenM for the heads up.)

Top 50 Recruiters on Twitter

DMular #1 DMular (Dawn Mular)

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2. smheadhunter (Jim Durbin)

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3. derrickcarlisle (derrickcarlisle)

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4. mnheadhunter (Paul DeBettignies)

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5. prjobs (Lindsay Olson)

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6. cincyrecruiter (Jennifer McClure)

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7. eskimo_sparky (Markus Hafner)

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8. drsallywitt (Social Media Maven!)

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9. audreychernoff (audrey chernoff)

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10. heathergardner (heathergardner)

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11. biotechjobs (Laurie DesAutels)

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12. fishdogs (Craig Fisher)

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13. richrecruiter (richrecruiter)

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14. harveyclay (Harvey)

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15. mclaine (Michael Laine)

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16. salesrecruiter (Peggy McKee)

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17. medicalquack (MedicalQuack)

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18. srj61304 (Sarah)

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19. sallyoahu (SallyOahu)

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20. jonlyles (Jon Lyles)

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21. tcarah (Trevor Carah)

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22. debworks (Debworks)

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23. DarrylRMSG (Darryl Dioso)

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24. theregoesdave (theregoesdave)

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25. GordonLokenberg (Gordon Lokenberg)

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26. gunrights (Mark Vanderberg)

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27. AndreaSantiago (Health Careers)

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28. plaz_ (Drew Kovacs)

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29. aellislegal (Amanda Ellis )

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30. timpauk (timpauk)

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31. recruitermoe (Martin Burns)

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32. jguske (James Guske)

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33. kimpope (KimPope)

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34. barchbo (Betsy)

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35. DavidTalamelli (DavidTalamelli)

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36. mktrecruiter (Kim Sheets)

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37. stevengilbert (Steve Gilbert)

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38. the_wordgirl (the_wordgirl)

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39. topmentor (Brian McCoy)

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40. gregdwyer (gregdwyer)

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41. dawnmiller (Dawn Miller)

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42. shebeegee (Sheena Gates)

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43. davebenjamin (David Benjamin)

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44. bartkewicz (Matthew Bartkewicz)

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45. karla_porter (Karla Porter)

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46. allisonwerner (allisonwerner)

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47. smellycents (shelly centis)

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48. IMPACTHIRING_BR (Brad Remillard)

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49. blogging4jobs (JessicaMillerMerrell)

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50. nextforce (Ryan Coleman)

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21 comments

  1. Sarah

    what are these fifty people gaining from being on twitter? I recently read an ere daily article that says doing any kind of social networking just harms the bottom line because it distracts one from recruiting. Obviously, I don’t agree, but I would like to see some tanglible numbers proving that this time investment is worth it!

  2. Jim Stroud

    SUSAN: Yes. The list is based on the term “Recruiter” being listed in their profile.

    KM: Thanks for the heads up. I added a note to the top of the post.

  3. KM

    Jim
    N.P – unfortunately it doesn’t work for those in Human Resource. The program doesn’t effectively do Boolean. It does work with HR

    and already some have already been changing their profile to add the word recruiter. As you can see the List has already changed since this post.

    KM

  4. Jim Durbin

    Sarah,

    There are two maing examples of value for being on Twitter.

    The first is people enjoy being on Twitter – regardless of not whether they are recruiters.

    The second is Twitter, done right, puts you in front of a niche of candidates and referrers that are super-networked, eager to help, and savvy about being online.

    My next training is on Twitter and Microblogs – it should be ready February 1st.

    The conclusion – yes, Twitter gets you clients and candidates, but like all social media, it depends on how you use it. I’ll even put it up in an ERE column so we get more “social media is good” vibes.

  5. Deb Brown

    Hi and how excited am I to be #22 on the list!

    I am on Twitter to exchange conversation, follow new links, and communicate with my team.

    Does it help me with recruiting? Sure it does – but not directly. I believe that helping others ultimately helps me. I’ve learned all kinds of new things and am using Twitter in my community as well.

    Social media, in the end — is social.

    Thanks!
    @debworks

  6. Jonathan Duarte

    Jim,
    Great list and Great idea!

    For anyone who is trying to figure out what Twitter is, and what the benefits are, here are some quick thoughts:

    * People Buy from people they Like and Trust!
    * Another major psychological aspect of sales and marketing is Authority.
    1. If a job seeker, sees you, the recruiter, as an authority in their market and industry, they are more willing to create a relationship with you.
    2. If a client, or hiring manager, see you as someone who is in contact with the movers and shakers in their niche, they will not only take your calls, but they will pay more, because you are THE Expert!

    * There is another major social reason that twitter works, it’s called the Law of Reciprocity, if you do good things for people, they will reciprocate.

    Twitter is an excellent, real-time tool for this
    - engaging people to try to help them solve a problem,
    - helping find the information they are looking for,
    - getting people closer to their goals.

    All of these thing build Trust, Authority, and Personal connections… ie your Personal Brand

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  8. scott talan

    meant to say you CANNOT tell what fields these recruiters specialize in so tough to see which ones to follow etc.
    Their Twitnames are not always helpful like ‘smellycents’ does not let you decipher what job sectors she recruits!

  9. karenm

    I have asked the following question, to which I have received a lot of flack, but can we please address. (please note that Hirecentrix is in the top 20 list in the search term “Recruiting” so I am saying this with an Open Mind” not because we didn’t make some list)

    Question –

    How does one Define a “TOP” recruiter on Twitter.. is it because they made a Lot of placements on twitter? Is it because of their Recruiting Experience? is it because of their Recruiting Knowledge? Are they Big Billers?

    or is it because they Chat a lot on twitter; reached out to tons of people and got a lot of followers? Is it because they have a lot of “friends” and are part of alliances and networks?

    This list as Jim even mentioned in his post has been taken out of hand.. and it concerns me that many are Progressively proclaiming many to be “top” recruiters, without defining What Makes that individual a “top” recruiter.

    ccording to Mike Volpe, vice president of marketing for the interactive marketing firm (twitter grader), the grades are generated by taking the following into account:

    1. Number of followers
    2. Number of followers that your followers have (the power of your network)
    3. Quantity and pace of updates
    4. Additional proprietary analysis (this is the super secret algorithmic stuff generator part)
    The catch? The tool only checks people against others who have already been graded. The database is quickly growing, however. I tried the grader right after it alpha launched yesterday around 4 p.m. ET and there were only about 375 people in the database. As of this writing there were near 8,000 users. Regardless, however, Volpe says the trending can still be useful even if all Twitter users aren’t represented.

    Cut and pasted of ZDNET

    So, is it about QUANTITY.. not QUALITY.. that makes one a “top” recruiter — and if that is so, then this list really has No significant Strength http://blogs.zdnet.com/feeds/?p=208

    and for the fun of it here are the Top 100 Hires ;) http://twurl.nl/habmtg

    again, please note that this is said with an open mind, and even after making the “top” 20 “grade” in twitter grader

    Karen Mattonen

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  14. Audrey Chernoff

    Dear Jim,

    Thanks for including me on the list! I noticed the twitter grader list has some people who are not recruiters, not really sure how they composed that list.

    Audrey Chernoff