We would be interested to hear from any experienced programmers if anyone has had any experience of building a script or knows where we could find one that is capable of supporting a recruiter to easily research a candidates online foot print.
To further clarify:-
At the moment we are building a talent CV bank where applications for advertised jobs come in and we parse the applicants CV and score the candidate according to suitability.
What we now want to do is buy a script that would enable us to add a button that when clicked on would open up a window with results of direct links to candidates web foot prints including social networking profiles as well as other places recruiters would go to conduct research.
So it would be a kind of tool that would help with speeding up the researching of candidate's online profiles that have applied for a Job.
In other words, lets say we have a Cv in from a Joe Blogs, lives in London, email address joebloggs@[url removed, login to view] we would want it to look for information on Joe blogs from say Facebook, Linked-in, Twitter, Google etc and deliver the found results in an easy to follow format. Taking some of the effort away from having to type in lots of different search string requests.
At the moment, a recruiter would have to go to each respective site and start putting search strings together – what we want is a number of pre-defined strings (default strings if you like) set up so that one simple click would generate the base information they need.
The only grey area is where a common name might generate loads of irrelevant results hence we would need an option to either whittle down the results in some way or include a provision so that the recruiter can easily eliminate some of the white noise.
I've seen a similar kind of facility on some comprehensive software products available in the market (stateside) but it's only this one element that we are interested in.
Related Examples (there are others) include:-
Resume Grabber suite
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Only the candidate research aspect
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Again only candidate research aspects
In closing, this script project is likely to be of interest to someone who understands social media and how searching within linked-in, face book et al is the most effective.
The objective is clear. The recruiter wants to see at a glance if any obvious history is showing about a candidate, lets say the candidate had a druken night out on the town and posted pictures all over facebook - we want a quick way to show that Recruiter that history so that they dont look stupid when they put the candidate forward for a job and have the employer tell them they havent done their homework.
Any ideas of improving this facility, to make it even better would also be welcome with increased fees included as a result.
The IP of the script would belong to us on completion and used within a total project build.
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