What Do Recruiters Really Think About Candidates Who Talk About Mental Health on LinkedIn?

Sep 8, 2023ERE.net
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This piece looks into recruiters' perspectives on job seekers addressing mental health in their LinkedIn profile and during the recruitment process. Surveyed recruiters agree that mental health advocacy and awareness are important and they would not be deterred when a candidate is open about their mental wellbeing. In fact, recruiters value these conversations and are more likely to consider a candidate more positively over one who is not open about their mental health. However, recruiters advise candidates to exercise caution and not to overshare. They should be direct and focus on the elements that have helped them grow both professionally and personally. Ultimately, recruiters value transparency and suggest that candidates should be aware of the professional etiquette while encouraging mental health awareness.