Some people do, some people don’t. It has what I consider a reasonable search interface and if I were a recruiter, I’d use it, it’s free. In fact I have used it for several special projects I've done for clients. Let's think about where people keep their most up-to-date information, where they post to first when they're online. Yes, I’d prefer to XRay the site to get exactly what I need if I had my druthers, but I do appreciate the privacy features put in place for the users.
Kelly, I continue to be blown away by the way you approach tasks. Your mind is sharp and extremely analytical (a quality that I personally don't possess). I am impressed and proud to write with you!
As a new recruiter and new to social media, I found your blog both helpful and informative. I have been working on facebook and linkedin doing searches and making connections. I love the innovative thinking and will be following your blogs from here on out! Thank you for sharing.
That's a great use for searches, and it's real value comes when you've developed a persona on Facebook and have earned the right to message nurses on Facebook. By the way, if it's nurses, you want, I'd suggest you also put an eye on MySpace. The search strings and the population are very evident there.
One more note on Facebook. It's evolving as a better messaging tool than that of a sourcing one. One of the difficulties I had when developing Facebook training was getting past looking for people and expecting the sparse data in a profile to give you relevant information on the suitability of a person to hire.
Instead, use other methods to connect with candidates you already know who have Facebook accounts. Then market to them in a manner consistent with Facebook, and you'll find that the network effect kicks in as you build a name as the "blank" recruiter on Facebook.
Just my two cents.
I am new to this. Wondering what the use of "linkdomain" is?