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CareerCloud Launches New App & Service: Jobs With Friends

Our friends at CareerCloud are at it again! We just got word from Chris Russell, their CEO, about their new app and service, Jobs With Friends.

Tapping into your contacts for Facebook and LinkedIn per the new service seems like a no brainer. After all, according to JobVite, approximately 40 percent of all hires are attributed to employee referrals!

He dishes, ”We are moving to a world where recruiters are scouring the web (social media in particular) to discover new talent. And if you can’t be found, you can’t get hired.” Read more

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CareerCloud Creates Social Resumes For Job Seekers

From a recruiting perspective, it’s pretty much an assumption that recruiters go online to do their due diligence about candidates. In this day and age it would be unheard of not to poke around online. Yes, they Google, Facebook, and peruse your profile on LinkedIn.

Last week at a Recruiters MeetUp here in New York City (open to recruiters only, not job seekers – sorry! But we know where you were headed with that one…), we heard about CareerCloud, an innovative social recruiting platform. From a recruiter’s perspective, talent acquisition professionals can log on and gain access to job seeker social media profiles in one simple search (i.e., LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, G+, Tumblr, and Foursquare). Read more

Your One-Page Guide To Social Media Recruiting

starfish.gifA starfish might not be the first thing you think of when you’re looking for that perfect media hire, but Chris Russell blogging on Cheezhead wants you to check out the Social Media Recruiting Starfish. Russell’s updated the starfish to include new tools like Jobvite, Talentseekr, and Youtube (using it as a recruiting channel).

In case you’re still not convinced: “social media, done right, can greatly reduce a company’s reliance on the major job boards, and in some cases eliminate the need entirely….social media works because it humanizes your company.”

Read more, and download the starfish, here.

Recruit Through Pods

podcast.pngTired of the same old recruiting methods&#151job boards, network events, etc.? Now new media is giving recruiters a novel option when attempting to discover new candidates. Veteran podcasters, Chris Russell and Peter Clayton, are combining their talents to launch Recruiting Pods, reports Cheezhead Recruiting News and Opinion. Offering customized podcasts for employment agencies, recruiters, and executive search firms this is truly recruiting 2.0.

“Podcasts have a threefold ad effectiveness increase over traditional online video and a sevenfold effectiveness increase over television, according to a survey conducted by Podtrac in 2008,” Clayton said. “When I started podcasting in 2005, nobody knew what a podcast was. This year, eMarketer estimates there are 22 million internet users who download at least one podcast per month. Podcasting is radio TiVo. The tremendous success of the iPhone and other smart phones is fueling the growth, interest, and popularity of podcasts.”

According to their press release, Recruiting Pods will cross promote these customized podcast on career advice internet radio station JobRadio.fm as well as Recruitingpods.com, iTunes, and other podcast aggregation sites.

This unique and catchy forum of recruiting will allow professionals to delve deeper into the unique qualities of their available opportunities as well as fully explain their needs for expertise, qualifications and specialties, without the fear of being to textually dense. While jobs was never the first thing we thought of when we imagined pods, we give a big ku-DOs to Russell and Clayton for trying something new with digital technology.

Make it a Stand Out

In this economy the worst thing you could see sitting in your in-box is a pink piece of paper. So you could imagine the shock Chris Russell, manager of the job board AllCountyJobs.com, felt when he came back to his desk and saw this:

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The actual pink resume definitely caught his eye when it was handed to him at a recruiting event. So much so, this experienced recruiter is now advising applicants to do the same thing. Well, not exactly the same thing, but Chris says with all the resumes coming in, it’s important to make your application stand out. Catching someone’s eye isn’t all about experience these days. Sometimes it takes a little ingenuity too.