Jason Elkin
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LinkedIn Alternative

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jason Elkin May 20, 2011. 32 Replies

Given the ridiculous fees and obstacles created by LinkedIn over the past 3 years; Would an alternative site that was designed to be more open (with recruiting in mind) be something that the larger…Continue

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Jason Elkin replied to Jason Elkin's discussion 'LinkedIn Alternative'
"LinkedIn and nearly every media outlet that covered the IPO expressly stated that recruiters are the primary (if not only) revenue source for LinkedIn.    We need an alternative."
May 20, 2011
Max replied to Jason Elkin's discussion 'LinkedIn Alternative'
"Excellent questions and answers! As an alternative/addition to LinkedIn, all RecruitingBlogs.com members are cordially invited to Jobsonica.com! Jobsonica.com is a social network for job-seekers, recruiters and HR professionals... and it's…"
May 20, 2011
Bretton Putter replied to Jason Elkin's discussion 'LinkedIn Alternative'
"I suspect, now that they are a public company, that LinkedIn are going to squeeze even more out of recruiters."
May 20, 2011
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May 17, 2011
Bill Schultz replied to Jason Elkin's discussion 'LinkedIn Alternative'
"There's nothing else to give you as much coverage.  But they sure do treat us like crap."
May 17, 2011
Todd Lempicke replied to Jason Elkin's discussion 'LinkedIn Alternative'
"What we will start seeing very soon are niche networks that do a much better job of connecting with quality candidates, similar to the spin offs that we have seen in job boards. And, there are lots of better ways to monetize this than charging for…"
May 17, 2011
Lauren McCabe replied to Jason Elkin's discussion 'LinkedIn Alternative'
"The problem with LinkedIn is they haven't figured out how to monetize their content. They do have a TON of content, both from the exhaustive profiles of job seekers and recruiters, and their status updates. Yet their revenue model is based upon…"
May 17, 2011
Suresh replied to Jason Elkin's discussion 'LinkedIn Alternative'
"As networks become larger, there is a need for narrow focussed groups or networks. (RecruitingBlogs.com is a good example) Here is an interesting article on alternatives to…"
May 17, 2011
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May 16, 2011
pam claughton replied to Jason Elkin's discussion 'LinkedIn Alternative'
"Jennifer, Every real headhunter I know, myself included, uses LinkedIn as well as other tools. Why on earth wouldn't you? That's like saying real headhunters don't use email, they just fax....that's how essential LinkedIn can…"
May 16, 2011
Sandra McCartt replied to Jason Elkin's discussion 'LinkedIn Alternative'
"@Jennifer You remind me a lot of a third party recruiter who used to bitch constantly about recruiters using job sites  while her business was going downhill and now is trying to start a job site.   I'm a real headhunter who…"
May 16, 2011
Mat von Kroeker replied to Jason Elkin's discussion 'LinkedIn Alternative'
"McD's has BK, Carl's and the like---- It's a free, capitalist market, correct?  Why shouldn't LinkIn have some competition---  Here's a good tag line--"This isn't your older brother's…"
May 16, 2011
Jason Elkin replied to Jason Elkin's discussion 'LinkedIn Alternative'
"You're not being contrary :-)"
May 16, 2011
Jerry Albright replied to Jason Elkin's discussion 'LinkedIn Alternative'
"I find Linkedin to be valuable not only as a direct source of candidates - but for the research and other sordid "employment/hiring/company profile" info it provides.  I have never paid a dime for it though.  Maybe I would -…"
May 16, 2011
Jason Elkin replied to Jason Elkin's discussion 'LinkedIn Alternative'
"Hi Jennifer,   I don't know of a single "real headhunter" in the web/internet space that ignores social media outright and is still successful. Zero social media presence might still work for some industries, but not for any…"
May 16, 2011
Tony Palm replied to Jason Elkin's discussion 'LinkedIn Alternative'
"Sorry to appear contrary but I placed a quality candidate last year at my company using only the free membership. Given the candidate's experience and value she brought (and if I were still a third-party recruiter) my fee would have been in the…"
May 16, 2011

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Organic Self-Perpetuating Talent Acquisition

Posted on May 8, 2011 at 4:31pm 0 Comments

In the reactionary world of recruiting there is often little opportunity to discuss an enhanced over-arching global talent acquisition strategy and its tactical elements. Let alone become engaged in such an effort and elect to add your unique value to the final form. 


My motivation behind instigating this discussion is to explore more efficient rational ways to meet current, upcoming and long-term human capital needs of web organizations on a…


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