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4 Very Cool Social Media Powered Online Recruiting Tools

By Debjit on June 10th, 2013 

Online Recruiting using Social Media has been on the rise lately. This is mainly because of the so called Network Effect, where friends and family members can refer or forward jobs easily to each other. Not only this, you can have your friends and co-workers evaluate your skills and give genuine feedback to you about them. With all this data in the public, recruiters definitely find them useful as their search and background check efforts are reduced by many folds.

In this article we will tell you about 5 pretty cool Online Recruiting tools that have deep integration with Social Media websites like Facebook and Twitter and apart from these, the tools themselves have great social features like community building, job reviews, employer reviews and many more.


Jobvite has been around for quite sometime and can easily be called the big-daddy of social recruiting and they have launched many firsts in the field of social Recruitment Software. It has a bunch of useful Facebook applications using which employees can refer new career opportunities to their connections and use these themselves as well. These jobs are suggested to users using advanced algorithms based on users' likes and interests on Facebook.  The Job invites (Jobvites) can then be sent by users to their acquaintances through social networks like Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter.

Branchout is a social network that helps recruiters, job seekers and companies connect with each other. What started out as just a simple Facebook application is now a full-fledged Facebook like Professional social network. You may ask how it is different from LinkedIn. Well, the main difference between Branchout and LinkedIn is the way data is collected from the user - On LinkedIn users have to enter whatever data is asked for whereas on Branchout, all the information is taken from users' Facebook profiles.

Hire Rabbit

HireRabbit is pretty new in the Social Recruiting scene but is impressive. What Hire Rabbit is offering as their USP is their App Tab product for Facebook fan pages using which companies that have their presence on Facebook can directly reach out to prospective employees by adding a special new jobs tab on their Facebook fan pages. Using a common panel, companies can post new jobs to their fan page tabs and also view and manage new applications from candidates.


Just like HireRabbit about which we told you above, Resumator also provides similar features that lets any employer create and showcase their available openings on their Facebook fan page tabs. They have a free trial account which you might want to try. Setting up this app is really simple as all you need to do is add the Resumator facebook fan tab app to you fan page and you are done!

If you are a job seeker or an employer and you like to leave a feedback about any of the above mentioned tools, you might do so using the comments form at the bottom of this article. Also, if you are an app developer who has built similar tools like the above four we would love to hear from you.


4 Very Cool Social Media Powered Online Recruiting Tools was originally published on on June 10, 2013 - 8:53 pm (Indian Standard Time)