• http://www.techtrak.com Maureen Sharib

    Predictions like yours demonstrate the futility of ball-gazing.
    You demonstrate a flexible mind.

    My Space. MySpace What?

    “The more things change, the more they stay the same” ~ French proverb

  • http://www.recruitinginferno.com Steve Levy

    My friend Jody (it might be “coffee time”): The irrational exuberance of Wall Street has created monsters out of bunny rabbits as have recruiters created icons out of websites that offer quick ways to source but now are being afflicted with the “regression to the mean” disease.

    Yes, people are getting off of or minimizing their presence on LinkedIn to escape the marauding pinging by recruiters and marketers while Facebook contemplates diluting their dubious pool even more by letting youngsters on the site.

    Those of us who were the first on any of these – and other sites – have been quick to recognize when declining quality (AKA diminishing marginal utility) necessitates looking elsewhere for the people who can solve the problems that define the roles we’re filling.

    So the question is not whether one will trump the other but when both will fade away.

    I now look forward to Keith H.’s discourse on cheap sourcing.

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  • http://www.techtrak.com Maureen Sharib

    “I now look forward to Keith H.’s discourse on cheap sourcing.”

    LOL

  • Keith Halperin

    @ Steve, @ Maureen:
    Here you go- It’s faster, better and cheaper to use proven methods like Maureen’s direct telephone sourcing to find hard-to-find people than it is to run a slow, inefficient, and passive marketing-style campaign on Facebook or other SNs to get people interested in your company’s positions.

    🙂

    Keith

  • http://www.techtrak.com Maureen Sharib

    Keith,
    You never disappoint.
    I won’t either.
    😉
    Maureen Sharib
    Phone Sourcer
    513 899 9628
    513 646 7306
    http://www.techtrak.com

  • http://community.ere.net/profiles/ernestfeiteira/ Ernest Feiteira

    Come ask a Facebook recruiter how they use Facebook at next NY Recruiting Meetup (June 12): http://www.meetup.com/NYCRecruiting/events/62790242/

  • Chris Aston

    Facebook is always going to be around, no matter how we cut it. Among the younger generation, that is, ages 18-34, time spent on Facebook significantly trumps that of Linkedin. A social network that facilitates personal interactions IN ADDITION to professional ones is sure to thrive. Because LinkedIn lacks the personal appeal that Facebook has, younger people tend to create LinkedIn accounts just leave them there, failing to check it regularly. Facebook’s 900 million or so active users are not going anywhere.
    And with up and coming Facebook recruiting software like Identified’s TalentLink, more and more people are going to be looking to Facebook for jobs.
    When we are able to apply to a job on a single social network without having to flip between websites, the process becomes much smoother. And the smoother the process is, the more applicant traffic employers will get.

    Take a look at TalentLink for Recruiters: http://employers.identified.com/recruitment-solutions/talentlink

    – Chris

  • http://www.brandemix.com Jason Ginsburg

    This gets even more interesting in light of this morning’s LinkedIn password hack. Some of the tweets have been pretty vicious, such as:

    “LinkedIn seems to be one of those services where I never go to — except to change my password.”

    and

    “Imagine if the LinkedIn password thing was just a ploy by LinkedIn to get everyone to log into the site for the first time in two years?”

    These barns seem to indicate that a lot of people don’t use their LinkedIn account. In fact, they sound like MySpace jokes. I wonder how LinkedIn feels about that?

  • Keith Halperin

    @ Mighty Mo: We aimz ta pleeze….
    @ Chris: I’m looking for a database with the digital dossiers (including direct contact information) compiled from exclusively public sources on a few hundred million people, because the SNs, Spokeo, Entelo, TalentBin, etc. just don’t have that. Help us, NSA!

    Cheers,

    Keith “To Know Everything About Everyone” Halperin

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  • http://www.brandemix.com Jason Ginsburg

    Maybe the war isn’t over. Facebook is considering adding a job board to its site.

    http://allfacebook.com/facebook-job-search-feature_b93880

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