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Posts Tagged ‘Jason Davis’ Mashes Twitter, Recruiters Together

Searching for a job on Twitter may be passé by now, considering how quickly things move on the intertubes. But tools that make recruiting easier on Twitter? That’s a whole other story. is a powerful Twitter search engine that uses a complicated language of @replies and #hashtags to make recruiter-to-recruiter introductions on Twitter for the purposes of setting up a split—where one recruiter has a candidate and the other has an open position.

The interface is what some would call “bare-bones” and what others could call “ugly” but it definitely gets the job done.

Founder Jason Davis told cheezhead:
“[W]e developed a basic data entry system into Twitter. There was a lot of interest, so we fine-tuned the service and built-in the ability for a user to really authenticate into their own Twitter account. Now it’s the fastest way out there to communicate that you have a candidate, need to split a job or just want to do splits with other recruiters.”

There doesn’t seem to be much on there for media yet—the category “Entertainment” is as close as it gets—but what a great tool: free, piggybacks on already-existing software with an enormous userbase, and gets the job done with no fuss.

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Social Network For Human Resource

The Society for Human Resource Management is launching a new social networking platform&#151as if LinkedIn weren’t enough for you guys&#151and Laurie Ruettimann over at Punk Rock HR spoke with SHRM‘s Chief E-Media and Publishing Officer Gary Rubin. These were some of her suggestions about the soon to be launched site:

  • You need to give people a reason to visit SHRM on a daily basis. Migrating content and ongoing conversations from the existing website into a new, fancy user interface isn’t going to help create a destination.
  • SHRM’s social network needs a face, and Lon O’Neil isn’t it. You can’t even get to his biography unless you are a member, which is problem #1. So much of the site is locked behind a wall, and SHRM would benefit from creating a community manager position that operates like a true community manager &#151 someone who is big enough to have a personality that drives traffic to the site but small enough to be a guide. I cited Jason Davis as a good example of a leader, a moderator, and a mediator when his community needs it.
  • I think the most important part of building a community is creating a space for important conversation and interactions that you can’t get anywhere else. Don’t try to be Facebook because even Facebook sucks at being Facebook. Focus on the purpose of the community &#151 and create a user interface that is flexible enough to adapt and grow as the community matures.
  • So is she right? Tell us what you think SHRM‘s new network should have and we’ll try to get a sit down with Gary Rubin ourselves to get your voices heard!