Hiding in Plain Sight: Finding Talent in the Blogosphere

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Hiding in Plain Sight: Finding Talent in the Blogosphere

  1. 1. Finding Talent in the Blogosphere Hiding in Plain SitePresented by Carmen Hudson Engagement Manager, Sourcing and Social MediaRecruiting Toolbox
  2. 2. •  About Carmen•  Today’s discussion –  Focus on sourcing – finding candidates on existing blogs –  Creating and writing blogs – not so much –  Resources page for all links•  Real-time – your questions, comments, tweets welcomed (hashtag: #blogrecruit)Hello!
  3. 3. "A blog (a contraction of the term "weblog") is a type of website, usually maintained by an individual with regular entries of commentary, descriptions of events, or other material such as graphics or video. Entries are commonly displayed in reverse- chronological order.” --Wikipedia 156 million blogs since 1997
  4. 4. Bloggers are typically mid-career
  5. 5. Why bloggers blog
  6. 6. •  Resumes•  Comments•  Followers•  Blogrolls•  Content/links•  Social networks•  Is it part of a blog network?Mining blogs
  7. 7. •  Blogging Platforms•  Blogging Search Engines•  Boolean Magic•  Social Bookmarking•  Social Networks•  Q&A SitesFinding blogs
  8. 8. Blogging platforms
  9. 9. Blog search engines
  10. 10. Social Bookmarking
  11. 11. •  site:wordpress.com (lamp | agile | php) "developer" seattle -how -write -job –apply•  site:blogspot.com "social media" "marketing coordinator" location -how -write -applyBoolean magic
  12. 12. Q&A, Social Collaboration
  13. 13. Social networks
  14. 14. •  RSS•  Read Later•  Spreadsheet/CRM•  Social Bookmarks•  Data extraction tools•  First contact lettersProductivity and organization
  15. 15. •  AboutCarmen•  Recruiting Toolbox •  Netvibes•  Tweetajob •  Delicious•  Blogpulse •  Tweetmeme•  Sysomos (social media demographics) •  Reddit•  11 Characteristics of Successful Blog(gers) •  Friendfeed•  Wordpress •  Instapaper•  Blogger •  Broadlook•  Posterous •  eGrabber•  Tumblr •  Contact Capture (free)•  LiveJournal•  Alltop•  Technorati•  15 Most Popular Social Bookmarking Websites•  Quora•  StackOverflow•  GithubResources
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