LinkedIn will scrap their Events App on 26th November. You will no longer be able to show off the events you are attending/speaking at to your LinkedIn network. I think this is a great shame. I will share some alternative tools on the blog later this week.
The new LinkedIn profiles have started to roll out. If you haven’t seen one yet then take a look at this sample: http://www.linkedin.com/profile/sample. Get a full look under the bonnet of the new LinkedIn profiles on Mr LinkedIn’s blog.
The section listing what you are happy to be contacted about, looking like this on the old style profiles,
seems to be no longer visible. Will this affect the way you approach potential candidates?
Instagram now has profile pages for the desktop web. If you use Instagram then be sure to take a look and add a bio to your profile. Just like StarbucksJobs has done:
To see your Instagram web profile simply visit instagr.am/YourUsername.
Facebook has always seemed a lot of hard work when it comes to candidate research. Balazs Paroczay totally changed my opinion on this while in #TruLondon’s sourcing lab last month. Take a look at his fantastic Facebook Sourcing Prezi to see what I mean.
Last week I hosted a session with Laura Stoker of AIRS at UK Recruiter’s End of Year Conference. Laura introduced a few tools that might prove useful for sourcing:
- X-ray and Filetype searches with Google – see my Search Engine Handbook for details
- etools.ch – a meta search engine from Switzerland that searches 13 search engines at once.
- Yatedo – a people search engine that can turn up fresh results
- Yandex – a growing search engine from Russia
You might also be interested in Lisa Jones’ write up of her session on Technology trends from the UK Recruiter Conference.
After the conference came the culmination of this years’ National Online Recruitment Awards. You can find all the winners listed on the NORAs website..
I would like to host a Christmas get together for the UK Sourcers community – I am looking for a sponsor to pay for some nibbles and few drinks – get in touch if you think your business would benefit from helping us out.