Are you looking for resumes on Google+ ?? Can we ??

Now that Google + has been part of our lives, the question that every Recruiter might want to ask is –
How can we get an invite 😉 (Sometime back this was the question that was all over)
Just Kidding… But the real question that they were asking was: (including myself)
 
– “Can we find resumes on Google +”
– If yes, how can we do that ?
 
I know its just been a while that Google + has been introduced to this world, and it will take good amount of time before people use it frequently.
Although it might not be even close to what people are doing on Facebook, thanks to the various recruitment apps available on Facebook. You can check my article on Sourcecon “Facebook Fan Pages for Sourcing and Recruiting “ No Doubt that Facebook has been the lone Social Networking site to have taken a giant leap in terms of encouraging Recruitment related activities, but Google + too might soon be an good option for the recruiters to explore resumes on the site.
 
A few days back i came across a site, thanks to my mentor in my previous organization (@sarangbrahme), the site is http://www.findpeopleonplus.com/ . I was really amazed to see the kind of data that the site had to provide. It had the Google + users data across the globe. Following are just a few details that you might be interested in :
 
On the left side there is a long list of catagories like:
 
*People Looking for Networking
*Occupation
*Location of the user
*Following / Followers
*On Facebook / Twitter
*Country / State 
 
 
Check out the statistics:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
There are also other sections, but our major focus would be the 3 categories mentioned above. Just tried a few searches on this site, for example Java AND Developer. The results show around 430 people, then based on your location preference, you can filter the users location, and also the occupation of that particular user.
 
 
You might ask, why am i using the term User? Well, the reason for this is that they are not necessarily candidates, unlike the resumes on Monster or Dice. They are users on Google +, hence one must be careful before we bombard them with job opportunities. One of the advantage is that you can click on the respective user, and can find his/ her links (Twitter / LinkedIn / Blogs etc) and then based on that you can connect and share your job requirement.
 
One more example : Just entered Testing and QTP, and found 3 resumes with those skills. (Again just to remind that the numbers might not be encouraging, but this is just a start and as the data increases, more and more resumes will be visible).
 
 
Once i got 3 users, i clicked on one of the resumes and then entered his Google+ profile (just below the photo of the user), and then managed to view “About” section, where you can get the complete details of the candidate.You can also check on the right side of the profile, various links that users enter. 
 
 
 
One more thing that i would like to add is that, google has a huge number of users that have some point of time created their profile on Google – https://profiles.google.com/ . This is just a small start, as time goes by, many more users will update their profiles and create their G+ accounts.
 
From the data available on this site, it is very evident that the major population of users is from US (150,523), followed by India (18021), hence i will not be surprised that the numbers will soon increase. This will surely bring in fresh users on G+ and there will be a lot more indexed users on this site. It might seem too early to bank upon this data for recruiters out there, but this might soon change and might be a decent gold mine for resumes.
 
Looking forward to hear from you about this post, and also if u have any other ideas, or views about this, you’re most welcome.
 
Regards
Rambling Recruiter 
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About ramblingrecruiter

A student of Social Media, Social Hiring, Employer Branding and Employee Branding.

Posted on July 19, 2011, in Rambling Recruiter and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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