One of the questions I receive weekly is in regards to what social networks or applications I find most useful for recruiting and employment branding. We as hungry recruiters can't help but wonder if we're the only ones using LinkedIn or Facebook for sourcing and if there is something out there that's easier or more powerful that could help us get the job done. Some of us still struggle with deciding what tweeting tool to use (TweetDeck
vs X) just to stay in touch - and so we ask our peers constantly, "What's new?" or "What's working?"
These are solid questions from anyone trying to get the most out of their time and resources. After all, who doesn't like to check out the latest buzz on what's working for others and take advantage of the saved time or money? Enter into the scene: Wakoopa
Born almost a year and a half ago, Wakoopa.com
is a nifty little community that's driven by a small application tracking file installed on your computer or laptop. Once running, Wakoopa tracks your software and web application use and then feeds the data to your profile page at Wakoopa.com (yes, there are widgets
available for your blog.) At first glance this is just a neat way to display - in various formats - how you're spending your time on your computer as well as the web. Digging in just a bit reveals that this community has much more to offer. Oh - and for those of you with privacy concerns, head here
Wakoopa not only allows you to share your software usage with the community but also your opinion and questions. Just a click away from my profile page I'm able to see reviews on Twhirl
and more - because based on my
usage these are software applications that Wakoopa "thinks" I might be interested in... Yes, it's recommending applications to me and providing data to back up it's choices.
To understand how this could tie directly to recruiting or sourcing read the rest here and join the conversation...