5 Tips for Better Text Recruiting & Why it Works

Why Texting Makes an Effective Recruiting Channel

  • Most people have a cell phone and use it regularly.
  • People are already using smartphones to apply for jobs and often prefer it.
  • Texting makes companies more approachable and can build trust with candidates.

5 Text Recruiting Tips

1. Don’t keep candidates waiting.

2. Get candidates’ permission to text.

3. Don’t send vague or spammy texts.

4. Stick to normal business hours (it’s the law).

5. Get to the point with recruiting texts.

Text Recruiting Best Practices



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Meredith Wholley

Meredith Wholley


As a Digital Marketing and Events Manager for ClearCompany, Meredith coordinates best-practice content and brand-awareness events with HR practitioners.