Unlocking LinkedIn Hacks to Find The Best Compliance Talent

Many companies are struggling to find the right candidate for the role. Most of the time, they don’t like to work with external recruiters; they prefer to find candidates by themselves before outsourcing recruitment to an agency and spending a lot of money.

Plenty of tools exist to source candidates directly, but not all tools are equal and bring results. For example, LinkedIn Recruiter helps to attract candidates, but scanning and qualifying candidates takes a lot of time. Job boards on your company’s website also bring leads, but usually not enough to find that perfect candidate match.

Quick Tips to Improve Your Search

Here are four things you can try straight away.

The Easiest One

In your LinkedIn search bar, just input the role you’re seeking. For instance: “Compliance Officer”. This search will uncover People, Jobs, Posts, and Discussions related to #complianceofficer.

Leverage Boolean Search

Ok, you’re now in the LinkedIn search bar. Select “People” on the top of the page and let’s discover a new hack. Use Boolean search techniques (AND, OR, NOT) to refine your quest for specific skill sets or qualifications.

Here are the key ones:

  • “NOT”: Use to exclude specific qualifications or skills.
  • “AND”: Add keywords like job titles and skills.
  • “OR”: Include complementary skills or synonyms.
  • Quotation marks (“”): Conduct an exact spelling search.

You can test it with this example: “Compliance OfficerAND “CAMS”

‘Open to Work’ Filter

As you master Boolean search, explore individuals seeking opportunities using this formula: “[Role you want to Hire]” AND “Open to work”

For Example: “Compliance Officer” AND “#Opentowork”

Using Advanced Search Filters

Once you’ve defined the profile you’re seeking, using advanced filters helps you target precisely the profiles you’re looking for:

  • Keywords: “Compliance”, “KYC”, “AML”, “MLRO”
  • Job title: “Head of Compliance”, “KYC Analyst”, “Financial Crime Manager”
  • Location: “London”, “Paris”, “New York”, “Vilnius”
  • You can also filter results by company name, industry, language, education level, and past company.

Example: Let’s search for a Head of Compliance” in the UK, within Financial Services, passionate about Fintech.

Need More LinkedIn Hacks?

Here are some more things you can do to help you search for the right compliance talent.

The Power of Keywords

In the “All filters” section, include specific words in the title segment. Many individuals highlight their certifications like “CAMS” or “CGSS” in their LinkedIn titles.

Explore Past Companies

Seeking profiles with strong experience? Add big names or competitors in the “Past Company” section.

Using Hashtags

2024 is the year of content on LinkedIn. Everyone’s posting to promote their solutions or themselves. By adding relevant “#” in the search bar, find people publishing content, likely experts in their field. Great for finding more senior profiles.

Compliance LinkedIn Groups

Groups are an infinite, highly qualified source of prospects. People gather around shared topics or interests. Isn’t that awesome? Once you join, check the member list for potential talent.

Leverage Your Network

This is something you might not often consider, but your LinkedIn network is a potential candidate pool. Visit your network → Connections → Filters → “[Role you want to Hire]”

Pimp Your Profile With #HIRING

It’s easy to do and attracts candidates instead of you having to chase them down. You can ask your colleagues to do the same and benefit from their network easily.

You Are Now Ready to Find the Perfect Candidate

LinkedIn is the most powerful tool to find people, and it’s totally free, so why not leverage it? Once you’ve got them in your network, the real game is how you actually connect with them.

Building Compliance Teams With the Right Talent

Over the years, we’ve collaborated closely with many compliance teams, deeply understanding their challenges and actively strengthening their teams and processes.

We help regulated companies verify and onboard seamlessly business customers anywhere in the world in a few seconds.

Dotfile aims to help companies streamline compliance processes and stay aligned with regulatory requirements.

Lavanya Rathnam

Lavanya Rathnam is an experienced technology, finance, and compliance writer. She combines her keen understanding of regulatory frameworks and industry best practices with exemplary writing skills to communicate complex concepts of Governance, Risk, and Compliance (GRC) in clear and accessible language. Lavanya specializes in creating informative and engaging content that educates and empowers readers to make informed decisions. She also works with different companies in the Web 3.0, blockchain, fintech, and EV industries to assess their products’ compliance with evolving regulations and standards.

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