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How To Recruit On Google+

Monday, October 21st, 2013
It’s hard to say if Google’s social network, Google+, will give Facebook a run for its money, but, for now people are joining in droves. This buzz has also generated a lot of current profiles of people, some of which may be just the type of candidate you are looking for to fill that difficult req you’re currently working on.I would highly recommend that you do a couple quick x-ray searches of Google+ profiles, if you haven’t done so already.Here’s how to do it in Bing and Google:As with any x-ray search, tell Google what site you want to search in the search box.  Do this by typing the following:

Site:profiles.google.com

Then start adding keywords.  If you’re looking for a software engineer with java experience, here’s an example of a search string that you might use:

Site:profiles.google.com “software engineer” java

Here’s what you’ll get….

Google+
As you can see, there are about 40,000+ results so you would obviously want to add a few more keywords to narrow the results.  But, 40,000 results for a “new” service isn’t too shabby.

So, if you haven’t checked out Google+ yet, you should.  Do so soon while the profiles are recently updated and before people decide it is too much of a duplication of efforts when it comes to Facebook and they switch back. Happy hunting!