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06/07/07
Finding Jobs. Internet and social networking
Filed under: Interviewing, Public Relations docs, Networking, Recruiters, Mature professionals
Posted by: site admin @ 9:25 am

There are several evolving trends in using the
internet to finding jobs and to having recruiters use
the internet to screen candidates. 

Some were referred to in Bob Tedeschi’s
E_COMMERCE REPORT “Listing top jobs but
charging candidates to seek them” in the web
version of the NYTimes (links don’t always work
in accessing the original article).

As a “price of entry point” for higher salaried
positions, a set of niche sites are slowly emerging
that charge a fee to access job ads.  Testing
a couple out I came away with this being fruitful
for some areas, like medical, biotech and 
pharma.  The competition for these sites is 
from several directions– recruiters in niche fields,
added features of existing free sites, and operations
in societies, like ACS.

An interesting twist is how recruiters are using
popular social networking sites to explore candidates. 
While site users of places, like LinkedIn, are aware
of job notices appearing, potential candidates
are also screened, as poeple have broad access
to what we put in these sites, like
   -  recommendations we have obtained
   -  detailed information about background and
even who you have linked to in common
   -  developing some leads on questions to ask.

As time marches on, new trends will emerge.

Dan 

One Response to “Finding Jobs. Internet and social networking”

  1. site admin Says:
    Perhaps, when a person is asked to leave, it might
    be appropriate to ask for providing access to a
    “fee-based job search” site.

    This might be in addition to outplacement services
    and specific recruiter for your field.

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