Making sense of your social networks is the difference between success and failure as a recruiter leveraging the internet to uncover key talent. Increasingly we are seeing social networks work to develop features for cuil1 recruiters. This is by design. I was introduced to Cuil back in August of 2008 and made a small mention of it recently via Twitter.  It certainly has not taken off like the founding group claimed that would, but it is useful.

First off, Cuil is social search engine that was developed by a group of ex-Google developers. I will say up front that I am not a big fan of the search results it’s been returning. I’ve not head great luck with anything more than a basic, search.  However, I do like the fact that I can search and connect with my Facebook connections which can be extremely helpful when sourcing.

For example, as a recruiter I am searching for an engineer. Through my connection with Cuil, I search “Electrical Engineer”. Cuil understands that “Electrical Engineer” is an occupation and can also be part of a conversation or groups that members may be part of.

Cuil is integrated with Facebook Connect and allows you to index your Facebook friends, news and content into a concise and searchable format. This is key as we know Facebook is not very search friendly as it sits today. It’s not the super uber search I am looking for, but I do use it when researching.

It’s a clean layout and I’ve grown to like it. Take a look at the video. It’s the video created by Cuil but it covers the entire tool.

By Noel Cocca

CEO/Founder RecruitingDaily and avid skier, coach and avid father of two trying to keep up with my altruistic wife. Producing at the sweet spot talent acquisition to create great content for the living breathing human beings in recruiting and hiring. I try to ease the biggest to smallest problems from start-ups to enterprise. Founder of RecruitingDaily and our merry band of rabble-rousers.