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Social Media

Is Instagram a good place to source job candidates?


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OESS- Obsessive Exotic Sourcing Syndrome…….(If you don’t know what this is, I suggest you read this article by Glen Cathey…. “Do You Suffer from Obsessive Exotic Sourcing Syndrome?”)  

Yeah, I had it!  So what?! I was given a dose of 250+ dials a week to cure this syndrome! I wrote about this in my last post and have fallen back in love with the phone, BUT….but, I still use social media to supplement my searches throughout the day.

In this post, we specifically take a look at Instagram and how I used it to source, recruit and hire a software developer.

Candidate Engagement

10 Ways To Contact Candidates Without Relying on LinkedIn Inmails


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This post originally appeared on SironaConsulting.com.

What would your manager say if you had a 75% failure rate? Would he or she be happy?

Turn it around the other way – you are successful 25% of the time – would that make it anymore palatable? Well, that’s what LinkedIn sales people are saying –  that having a 25% success rate with InMails is good and aspirational. That’s a great sales message that fills you with confidence in a product, right?

Industry News

A few details from Facebook’s Q2 earnings report and conference call


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Facebook held a quarterly earnings call yesterday. For those interested, the Wall Street Journal has provided a complete recap of the call. Our more financially minded readers can view more details on the Facebook investor relations page. If you’re too busy to read the entire recap, here are some important takeaways.

Sourcing Tools

Free Tool Fridays: Mon.ki Twitter Extension


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As I stated in a recent post, Mon.ki has a suite of Chrome addons that do different things. Two weeks ago, I told you about Mon.ki People Search. This week, I am going to tell you about

Social Media

Happy (late) 3rd Birthday Google+


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Google+ turned 3 years-old over the weekend (June 28th). Here at SourceCon, we’re big fans of Google+. I know, Google+ didn’t take off the way many predicted, but, I’m a huge fan of Hangouts ON AIR, so I will do my part to keep Google+ alive. In celebration of this milestone, here is an infographic from DPFOC. RSVP now for the next SourceCon Live Hangout ON AIR!

Social Media

eMarketer Reports Twitter User Annual Growth Rate Will Continue to Fall


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Screen Shot 2014-05-29 at 9.16.05 AMA recent report from eMarketer predicts that the Twitter user growth rate will continue to fall in coming years. User growth percentage in 2012 was 49% while growth in 2013 was only in the 30% range. By 2018, eMarketer predicts the new user growth rate to be at around 10%.

Other interesting findings:

- In 2014, the Asia-Pacific region will account for 32.8% of all Twitter users, compared with 23.7% in North America.

- New user growth will be heavily focused on emerging markets in the coming years.

- eMarketer predicts Twitter will have close to 400 million users by 2018.

Read more about the report here.

Does this information surprise you at all?

Social Media

5 Ways Google+ Will Live On For Talent Acquisition


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It was the talk of last month; Google+ Is Walking Dead claimed TechCrunch, followed by an equally dramatic claim by ArsTechnica.

As a happy Google+ user, I wasn’t too alarmed. All they’re really saying is that they are reshuffling their staff and will no longer force Google+ integration onto their users. It looks like they have listened to complaints, especially from the YouTube community, and adjusted what they’re doing.

In both articles they refer to Google+ as a social network, whereas it is a platform that sits over many Google services including Gmail, YouTube, Analytics, Images, Maps, Earth, Finance, Drive, GoogleDocs, Wallet and, of course, Google Search. [source: SocialMedia Today]

Social Media

The Basics: Google+ for Sourcers and Recruiters


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This week, I had the opportunity to speak at the DFW Texas Recruiters Network luncheon in Dallas. I’ve visited the group a couple of times and it’s always been a very engaged crowd.

My topic this week was Google+ for Sourcers and Recruiters. I shared why talent acquisition professionals should be on Google+, and a few search strings that can be used to identify candidates on the network.

Social Media

Buffer Announcement: Users Can Now Update LinkedIn Company Pages


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Great news for the sourcers and recruiters that manage a LinkedIn company page! Buffer has announced that, as of today, users can schedule and post directly to a LinkedIn company page. This announcement comes just weeks after Buffer announced they would be supporting Google+ business pages.

What can users now update with Buffer?

Technology & Resources

Social Media Recruiting: A Second Look Beyond the Big 3


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Last week, I wrote an article on ERE called Beyond the Big Three, in reference to the social networks that nearly everyone seems to be referring to when they talk about social recruiting: LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook.

In that article, I pointed out that not only have most of the networks in the big three have a small job board component (or social add on that has made them less social and more database like) but the majority of the statistics you find in social recruiting reports essentially reference LinkedIn; the behemoth professional network accounts for nearly 80% of “social recruiting” activities.