How To Search Who Your LinkedIn Network Knows

I really like this new functionality in LinkedIn! Why? I can use LinkedIn to find people who currently work for my client. Once I find them, I can ask specific employees working for my client to introduce me to specific people. Should I hire them, my client’s employee gets the referral bonus when I close the req. Truly, a win-win scenario.

What do you think of this new LinkedIn function? Let me know in the comments below.

Did you know that people are blogging on Facebook?


“Facebook Notes” is a blogging platform on Facebook that has garnered some but, not an overwhelming bit of attention. (I mean, did you know that Facebook had blogging platform? Exactly!) Well, according to a certain article, Facebook is determined to shine some light on Facebook Notes via a few upgrades. Here is a quote:

“With Medium attracting an increasing number of brands and high-profile users eager to communicate their messages, thoughts and opinions, it seems that Facebook, too, wants a piece of the pie, and is hoping that with a more attractive interface for Notes, brands as well as regular users will get blogging inside Facebook again, giving the site’s global community another reason to stay on the site for longer and engage ever more deeply with its offerings, several of which incorporate revenue-generating ads.”

(Read more here: Facebook updates Notes in move to get you blogging again)

Since all Facebook users have access to Facebook Notes, I looked mine up and was pleasantly surprised that I had posted some content on it last year. Hmm.. As I think about it now, methinks I meant to write about Facebook notes last year and never got around to it.

(See for yourself here)

One thing I can appreciate about Facebook Notes is that Google has been indexing their posts! Check out these searches:

# Google Search
# Google Search
# Google Search

Of course, every blog post represents a lead of some sort, either: a) the person who wrote the post or, b) people who are commenting on the post. Since Facebook Notes is not as popular as other platforms on the web, chances are one could connect with passive candidates under the radar. Just a thought…

So, what do you think of this strategy? Leave a comment below. 🙂


How To Recruit with YouTube

I presented “How To Recruit with YouTube” at the 2016 National Association of Healthcare Recruiters Image Conference in Las Vegas. Good times!
These are (most of) the slides I used during my presentation.

Here is a brief description of what the NAHCR audience received during my presentation:

As the economy continues to recover and organizations are actively hiring, how do you attract star performers who are actively seeking their next opportunity? Are you using YouTube and sites like it to maintain your edge? If not, this presentation is an event you cannot miss. Join industry expert, Jim Stroud, to gain real-world insight into seven compelling reasons why you should be using video in your overall recruiting strategy.

Attendees will learn:

# No-cost strategic practices that will give you a significant advantage over your competition

# How to leverage YouTube for competitive intelligence

#Case studies of major brands using YouTube in their recruiting efforts

#Search strings and lesser known resources for finding passive candidates on YouTube

# Evaluation of tools that will promote your company brand on YouTube and optimize your video for better search engine results


5 Reasons Why Microsoft Bought LinkedIn

Microsoft bought LinkedIn for $26,000.000.00 but, why? Jim Stroud shares 5 reasons why he thinks Microsoft bought LinkedIn and how it will affect the recruitment industry. Plus, ways Microsoft could leverage the acquisition to recruit passive talent.

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