Today I want to tell you about a super cool little recruiting tool that will make your job as an IT recruiter much much easier.

It’s called Recruit’em and…drum roll…… it actually writes Boolean search strings for you.

It’s free. It’s simple. And it makes it really easy for you to mine Google and find programmers with the most in-demand and difficult to find skillsets.

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Recruit’em Easy X-ray Searches for IT Recruiting on Linkedin, Twitter, Github, Google+ and Stack Overflow

How Recruit’em was born…

One fine summer’s day, Maebellyne was working as a contractor at a recruitment agency trying to find suitable candidates on LinkedIn, but was hindered by LinkedIn’s limit of one hundred results and only seeing 3rd degree contacts.

Being a ‘digital native’ (someone who doesn’t get out much), she realized that Google already had tens of millions of LinkedIn profiles available for free. She immediately got to work building clever Boolean queries to find her candidates, with great success. – See more at: http://recruitin.net/about.php

Maebellyne teamed up with some talented developers to form a very cool and mysterious group called CleverBiscuit.

Recruit’em was born!

Why use Recruit’em?

I’m not sure what’s more exciting. The fact that Recruit’em writes complex Boolean Search Strings for you. Or that you can use Recruit’em to find potential job candidates on:

  • Linkedin
  • Google Plus
  • GitHub
  • XING
  • StackOverflow
  • Twitter

Recruit’em writes Boolean search strings for you

Just open Recruitin.net, fill in the blanks and PRESTO…..Recruit’em builds the Boolean search strings for you.

A window pops up that displays the search string.

Two buttons appear below the search string: 1) You can save the search query OR  2) You can open in Google (and see the search results).

If you choose to open your search in Google, then you can see the results of your search. But that’s when it gets really powerful. Because now that you have the search string that Recruit’em built for you.

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Recruit’em gives you the option to save your search string or to open the search string in Google.

Here’s where it gets really exciting.

If you click the button to open the search results in Google, you can play with the search string to get even better results.

You can save your search or open your search in Google.

Recruit’em gives you the option to save your search or to open your search in Google.

For example, Recruit’em doesn’t support the OR operator in their search boxes. But when you open your search in Google, you can add search terms to the search string and use the OR operator if you want to narrow down your search.

If you want even more tips check out the Recruit’em User Guide.

Here’s a SlideShare by Maebellyne herself, that explains how to use Recruit’em: http://www.slideshare.net/socialmediarules/recruit-em-slideshare

Give Recruit’em a try and be amazed

I think you’ll agree with me that it’s amazing that Recruit’em is free. It’s the easiest way I know of to find programmers with hot skills even if you’re not a Boolean search ninja.

Do you know of any other recruitment tools that make it easier for you to connect with job candidates? Please let me know in the comments section below.

Also, please share any other tips you have for running successful searches with Recruit’em.

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