Monday, November 06, 2006

Turn Job Referrals in to New Jobs

LifeHacker points us to a new site (WhoToTalkTo) that aims to put you in a new job by eliciting a referral about your old one.

It works like this:

You post at least one referral about someplace you've worked or someone you know who's hiring. That gets you a point. Then you search the database of existing referrals for one that matches your interests. If you find one you like, you can "spend" your point to see the full listing (which includes company/HR contact info, etc.).

This differs a bit from the idea of job hunting via social networking, in which you leverage your personal circle of friends and colleagues. Here you get a shot at the referrals of strangers, which broadens your search considerably.

By the way, WhoToTalkTo is a job referral search engine, not a job ads search engine.

I've not had a chance to use it (yet), but plan on checking it out this week.


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