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LinkedIn is an innovator right? Like most other companies looking to not just attract but retain serous talent, LinkedIn allows it’s team, it’s users and developers to be creative. Back in 2007 you may remember  “Hackday” or at least some buzz about it. Recently LinkedIn (according to their blog) has implemented the whole company, a panel of judges and some serious bragging rights to internal hackers.

You get 2 minutes to present your hack and answer rapid fire questions from the panel of judges.

I like this hack. It’s called Instant search. It’s in beta and you cannot use IE, but it’s got some very nice potential. *disclaimer* – I have not tested the tool for a prolonged period but enough to know I like it.

  • Fast results, instant results
  • Nicely displayed
  • Not the same old static feel


  • Not 100% there yet on the search capacity (It was not successful thus far for me, using the same searches I use both on the open web to xray or LinkedIn search features)
  • The returned results do not always match my criteria, for the “current” position, though as you open the target profile the candidate typically has been in that location or worked for the company etc.
  • When you return to your results page you lose your search criteria, as it is not hard written to the page (as of 10-24)
  • If your search displays 96 results you cannot see them all unless I am missing something.

With all of this, the idea is sharp and I like it. I am looking forward to following future releases.


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.