Social media and online recruiting continue to take job and career networking to new levels. Facebook has come out with a powerful tool that allows facebook users to expand their career network by not only seeing where their friends work, but seeing where their friends, friends work.
BranchOut is an amazing tool! I installed it a few days ago and I was able to import my LinkedIn profile right into my BranchOut profile. This is not only a powerful tool for job seekers, but as a recruiter, this is a great way for me to find and target people working in specific industries and companies. For example, you can do a company search using BranchOut and if any of your friends or their friends work at that company, they will show up in the results. I did a search for Google and about 4 people that work at Google, that are connected to one of my friends showed up in the results. If I was looking to work for Google or targeting candidates that work at Google, BranchOut was able to quickly give me 4 names of people that I could reach out to.
BranchOut offers free job posting, the ability to ask friends to endorse you, helping to build a positive online reputation and the ability to search inside connections at top companies.
I’m looking forward to experimenting with this new facebook application. I think it will be a great addition to the social media resources available to job seekers and recruiters. Check out BranchOut yourself by going to http://www.branchout.com
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