With Twitter being the crazy and addictive pastime it has become, it was only a matter of time before searching jobs became a part of the twittersphere 🙂
UK based job search engine Workhound has come up with an idea of a Twitter job search engine, using the microblogging platform to look up jobs across various sectors. The service was launched at SXSW Texas. This tool will be handy even for recruitment firms, who are now increasingly making use of use of social networking sites to look up talent.
For now the service is free, though they’ll probably go the paid route at some point in time. According to them, this is what they do, and how they do it…
Until now, search engines for social media sites merely looked for words.
We’re looking at context.
We use semantic tools to look at what was said.
We then look at what they’ve said before.
We then look at who was saying it.
If we do this right, we can figure out why they’re saying anything at all.
As of now, there are about 25,000 jobs listed on Twitter with several thousands being added every hour.
Check out TwitJobSearch* now!
* formerly known as TwitterJobSearch