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Dice Open Web

By January 30, 2013

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Dice Open Web is a new tool recruiters can use to source tech candidates for employment. The technology can find just about everything a potential applicant has online, and it consolidates it all in an easy-to-view profile.   If you have information online, almost anywhere, Open Web will be able to find it.

Open Web searches about 50 social and professional networks, including the major social networking like Facebook, Twitter, and Google+, tech-focused sites like GitHub and Stack Overflow, and billions of web pages to create an aggregated or "super" profile of a candidate's professional experience, contributions, history and skills, as well as their personal interests.

Employers who use Open Web can:

  • Conduct an unlimited talent search of 5 social and professional networks and the web
  • Save time and money using one search instead of dozens
  • Find comprehensive profiles of millions of tech professionals
  • Easily locate passive tech professionals with Open Web profiles all in one spot
  • Search the tech talent pool by skill, location, title, current or past employer, and university
  • Engage technology professionals directly through available contact information

"Hiring managers visit many places in their search for candidates with the right skills and experience for their open positions. In today's social grid, that's a big dig - consuming a lot of time putting together disparate pieces of information from across the web," said Scot Melland, Chairman, President and CEO of Dice Holdings, Inc. "Now, Open Web makes it easy by consolidating all kinds of valuable, public information about technology candidates in one place. In a few seconds, employers get unique profiles with real depth allowing both an understanding of the candidates' qualifications and how to approach tech professionals on a more personal, direct level."

From the job seeker perspective, it's important to be aware that employers can (and will) find all the information you have online. You can use social networking to effectively enhance your candidacy. On the other hand, it's important to keep it professional - especially if a recruiter can easily view every tweet - without even having to look for it.

Make sure your online presence is going to make the best impression, because chances are, now more than ever, that it's going to be reviewed by a prospective employer.  Because Open Web allows recruiters to easily see a profile that includes all your social and online information, it's more important than ever to have a top-notch social presence.

Even if you're not actively job searching, the recruiter can see all the information Open Web has gathered from across the web. It's a great way for passive candidates, who would be interested in a new job if the right opportunity came along, but aren't actively job seeking, to get found by hiring managers.

More Information: Open Web

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