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The social web offers a huge opportunity for companies to find referrals and uncover talent. According to comScore, 61% of all Internet users have at least one profile on a social network; and DEI Worldwide reports 60% of people are likely to use social media to pass along information.

Real world example-After 10 years with AT&T Chris Hoyt (aka The RecruiterGuy) decided to make a move to Pepsico /Frito-Lay. If you have not read Chris’ blog (www.therecruiterguy.com), you will understand how much of a rock star this recruiter is. Jim Schnyder recognized that Pepsico / Frito-Lay someone with Chris’ accomplishments, knowledge, passion, and enthusiasm he has for recruiting.

With no true search power, Facebook can be a recruiters biggest time waster if not used properly. After you decide if Facebook is even relevent to your search you need to know where and how you can search to see results. Ad sourcing is one way.

Do you recruit game designers? If so this will prove to be helpful. If not, just relate it to something relevant to what you are searching. Video is big today, but the challenge like everything becomes

Though essential, email can be a productivity killer. Similar to leveraging social networks to research connections for business, sales or recruiting your inbox can become overwhelming, especially if it is not properly setup to field incoming and track outgoing messages. I wrote about this a while back, but take a look at some new features and more reasons why I love Xobni.

LinkedIn is not just a place to smack up a profile anymore. It’s much more than that. It’s your resume and your point of reference for most employers you will come in contact with. Most recruiters lean on LinkedIn like it’s the only thing left in the world. So how can you maximize your profiles potential?

It’s really a simple process. Nose down sourcing is really another way of saying “Information gathering.” It’s not rocket science. It’s really more about taking the obvious and taking it to the extreme.

It’s not mandatory that you become a wizard of Boolean to master online search. You do however need to get organized and work efficiently. Here’s the first in a series on how to get efficient with Google.

“In a 140 words or less, describe your experience?” “Describe the biggest sale you made….in a 140 words or less” “Ok, that great, when can you start!” Maybe I will write a book and call it Get a job in 280 Words or Less.

Need some help following #TNL? TweetGrid is a powerful Twitter Search Dashboard that allows you to search for up to 9 different topics, events, converstations, hashtags, phrases, people, groups, etc in real-time.

New Face for bit.ly. Bit.ly allows users to shorten, share, and track links (URLs). Reducing the URL length makes sharing easier. bit.ly can be accessed through our website, bookmarklets and a robust and open API. bit.ly is also integrated into several popular third-party tools such as Tweetdeck

New Face for bit.ly. Bit.ly allows users to shorten, share, and track links (URLs). Reducing the URL length makes sharing easier. bit.ly can be accessed through our website, bookmarklets and a robust and open API. bit.ly is also integrated into several popular third-party tools such as Tweetdeck

Ryan Holmes is a gent and he’s also one sharp guy. His model is simple and he’s had the good fortune of making people buy into his ideas. He is the CEO/Co-founder of Hootsuite and we spoke today to cover a lot of great things.

LinkedIn is getting quirky with their search capability but here is a nice little trick that was shared with me from @kdaprile at #TRUUSA this past week in Madison. With the ability to now submit news into your LinkedIn feed you have the opportunity to share your companies news, information and your opening in mass and in a non spammy way.

TRU USA and Me

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It was all about 2 letters. U and N. There’s been a movement going across the globe referred to as the Unconference. Not just for recruiting but nearly ever sector has them. This one just happened to be about recruiting among some other things…


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