New Jobvite Social Job Seeker Survey: One in Six Workers Successfully Used Social Networks to Get Hired

Posted 11/19/2011 | By Kimberley Kasper  

This fall, we commissioned a new nationwide survey on the use of social networks to find job opportunities. The Social Job Seeker Survey 2011 polled over 1,200 members of the workforce; more than two-thirds (69%) are job seekers – people either actively looking for work or employed but open to a new job. ...

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Facebook Social Jobs Initiative: Using Our Networks to Put People Back to Work

Posted 10/21/2011 | By Dan Finnigan  

Facebook just announced its participation in the U.S. Department of Labor Secretary Solis’s Social Jobs Partnership to assist job seekers and improve the American unemployment rate. Over half of all Americans now use Facebook and spend more time there than ever. It was only a matter of time before Facebook realized the potential and power ...

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Jobvite Introduces New Social Job App to Power Referral Hiring on Facebook

Posted 10/07/2011 | By Kimberley Kasper  

This week we introduced a new social job app for Facebook. With the Jobvite app, people can find, refer and apply to jobs privately within Facebook, where they’re most likely to connect and share information on a daily basis. ...

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New Candidate Search Technology Provides Single Interface to Source Talent

Posted 09/21/2011 | By Jamie Glenn  

I am proud to announce that we just released our new candidate search technology that makes it effortless to search across the open web, social networks as well as hundreds and hundreds of resume databases. We do all the heavy lifting for you and present results in a single interface ...

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How to Build a Great Profile on LinkedIn

Posted 07/25/2011 | By Kimberley Kasper  

The best job opportunities often appear when you aren’t looking for them. Recruiters look for both passive and active candidates and may be looking for someone like you. Keeping your LinkedIn profile updated with well-written, relevant, and professional content can help you attract interesting career opportunities, even if you aren’t actively looking. ...

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More Social Profiles Now Submitted with Job Applications

Posted 07/25/2011 | By Kimberley Kasper  

Social profiles have become an increasingly important part of job search and hiring over the past two years since we first introduced social network integrations on our recruiting platform. By accepting professional profiles with job applications, companies can appeal to the majority of workers who’d be open to a new job if the right ...

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Jobvite Index Shows Hiring Patterns in LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter

Posted 07/20/2011 | By Kimberley Kasper  

The debate about the value of LinkedIn vs. Facebook vs. Twitter is – for recruiting – somewhat moot. There isn’t any value in putting all your eggs in any one basket, when you can just as easily use all three major networks…and beyond. Each network has a role to play in the recruiting process, and ...

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4th Jobvite Social Recruiting Survey: Employers plan to recruit more through social media

Posted 07/14/2011 | By Kimberley Kasper  

The findings of the Jobvite Social Recruiting Survey 2011 are in. As competition for talent grows, social recruiting has topped the list two years running as the most popular area to increase investment. Referrals, direct sourcing and social networks are the top rated external sources for quality candidates. ...

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The State of Social Recruiting 2011

Posted 07/13/2011 | By Kimberley Kasper  

We've just published the findings of our fourth annual Social Recruiting Survey and introduced the new Jobvite Index which tracks actual social recruiting results. The survey reveals that social recruiting continues rapid growth among U.S. companies with 89% planning to recruit through social media this year, up from 83% in 2010. This infographic summarizes the ...

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Social Recruiting on Twitter? Be Real.

Posted 06/30/2011 | By Kimberley Kasper  

One thing that’s for sure is that recruiters can use Twitter to find quality candidates and referrals. But first you need to find an audience on Twitter – and build engagement in the community of talent you aim to attract. So, what's the best way to get going? ...

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