Two years ago in 2008 I introduced Whoozy to the community of onRecruitngblogs.com. Well a lot has changed since then so I wanted to re-introduce the tool and the new features that make this a success for me. There are few key things that I particularly like about the tool that you should find useful in your research. There are also some limitations. Overall the search tool is very good. Not the greatest but certainly one I recommend working with. I’ll break it down for you here but I encourage you to break it yourself.
What is Whoozy and how does it search?
Whoozy is a search engine focused on people and companies. It’s an aggregater of sorts gathering information from search engines, photo sharing sites and video sites. The information gathered is targeted to your input and will return profiles, videos, blogs press releases etc. relevant to your subject.
Whoozy takes the name or company that you are searching and compares them against complex algorithms. The return is a concise set of results including summary and links.
Here are mythoughts both good and bad:
- Quick and mostly relevant search results
- Provides links and source information to your search
- Searches pdfs and docs on your subject and presents them in a downloadable and clickable manner
- Searches across multiple platforms including social networks, video sharing sites, photo sharing sites and generic search engines
- Provides a results set of “Common Tags” that are searchable within the returned results. Great for comapny research
- Easy to use interface and runs very quickly.
- Full Boolean is not supported though it does seem to pick up some searches
- Results are sometimes not all relevant but this is true for most tools supporting generic searches
Similar to Google and other search engines, it’s a basic search box:
You can see below various options and returned search results:
When searching for companies you are returned docs and pdfs including tags that are relevant and searchable:
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.
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