Recruiting Blog: BuzzLinks 09-13-08 uBoast, Social Network Recruiting and HiringComments Off

uBoast Brings Job Seekers, Providers, and Matchmakers Together (The Startup Review). Create video resumes, build long-lasting relationships, and utilize a streamlined recruiting process increasing the ease of communication. uBoast is a professional networking site that specializes in enhanced virtual resumes, video profiles, real-time video interviewing, contains a job board pooling openings from throughout the entire Web, and hosts numerous cutting-edge recruiting tools to optimize the hiring process. We also have coached, edited, and filmed thousands of video resumes at several east coast college career centers and recruiting offices for job candidates. A private link is provided for students/job candidates that is easy, yet impressive for employers to review when hiring new talent.

Turn Social Networks into Your Recruiter. If corporate recruiters can mine Facebook and LinkedIn for job candidates, small businesses can too. Social networks can level the playing field, and can be used to try lots of different recruiting initiatives.

One in five employers uses social networks in hiring process. More than one in five employers search social networking sites to screen job candidates, according to a survey of more than 31,000 employers released by this week. Of the hiring managers who use social networks, one-third said they found information on such sites that caused them to toss the candidate out of consideration for a job, the survey said.

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  • Posted on: Saturday, September 13th, 2008