Linkedin Contacts Cool Feature

Reading, one great blog about sourcing, curated by Irina Shamaeva

Okay, so Linkedin came up with a renewed feature including app, in US store only btw, so that is annoying. Linkedin Contacts
Also to get your linkedin contacts synced with the new feature you have to refresh, refresh, refresh, refresh, refresh, refresh, refresh, refresh, refresh, refresh and at some point you think everything is synced.

No, it says all your contacts are now synced, but the actual contact list is not.. not yet.

Linkedin contacts sync.jpg

So if you go back to contacts, only a few are in there..
To solve that you have click connections in the side menu: again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again at some point it will only add another 40 per refresh. Funny thing is during this process of synchronizing you’ll see next to “all contacts a different number presented that on top of the contact list… usually a difference between 10-14 connections… Btw if you just wait the machine keeps on running his sync, it is just not as quick as me hitting the refresh button, expecting to get it all at once.

And in the end, when you think it’s done and the numbers are right, I still notice my Linkedin homepage tells me I have even more connections than added to the Linkedin contacts feature…

In other words Irina you wrote this: (albeit still very buggy) between brackets, but you can leave the brackets for now ๐Ÿ™‚
Having all this said. Now exploring the feature: big plus, Tagging possible per group of people, finding people in your network based on email addresses, like e.g. give me all that has listed email or have a hotmail account etc.

The nicest thing about this, I can finally work through my 30K contacts again in a quick and efficient way.

Thank you Linkedin ๐Ÿ™‚

I wrote this long comment btw on ย that is why I thought I could also repost this on my blog ๐Ÿ™‚


Linkedin about Mobile Recruiting

Sometimes you find really interesting stuff regarding mobile recruiting on the internet…

Following Mrecruitingcamp in my ongoing hunger for “mobile” content I stumpled upon this presentation given bij Linkedin at #Mrec this year in Atlanta. By the way if you missed that one this year, check out the recordings here at “Livestream”.
Interesting to see is, that we Dutchies are amongst the leading countries in Mobile Recruiting! So all my evangelizing over the past few years seems to work out… ๐Ÿ™‚

Eugenie van Wiechen Managing Talent in the Digital Age #swvi

The first presentation of today at Succesful Recruitment via Internet is by Eugenie van Wiechen, Country Manager Linkedin Netherlands,

What’s changed in hiring?

In Y2k
limited information on both sides, both companies and candidates spent most of the interview on sharing info about who they are before they start discussing the job and their matching.

Both company and candidate’s available info has exploded and is easier to access about companies you are able to read blogs, websites and analyst share their opinion. More candidate information you’ll get viaSocial networks and search.

Currently in the Netherlands

66% of Dutch professionals have an account on Linkedin, that is why Linkedin came to the Netherlands. Currently per month 100k new member in the Netherlands.

Talent management begins with reputation management,
Share your company insights and let people become a fan of your company.

The Linkedin tools give the recruiter all possibilities to target their audience and share information one on one.

Too bad, the slides of the Linkedin presentation will not be available for those who are interested in the products they offer. Though you might send an email to Eugenie van Wiechen
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Network updates with

Yesterday I attended the Book release of “Manual for Communities” (Dutch: Handboek voor communties) written by Erwin Blom. The manual is created with the help of the creme de la creme of Social Media in the Netherlands, all part of Erwin’s network.

Erwin congrats! The book is … Awesome!

Handboek Communities on

During the Release at Seats2Meet in Utrecht several of the Social Media experts gave a short “listen what we like to share” presentations (on video), amongst the speakers Martijn Aslander, he announced a new handy (lifehacking) tool to get insight in what your network is all about and if your connections have made interesting connections for you in the past x period of time! The tool is now called LinkedInRadar and currently in beta on on TraceBuzz later this month you’ll find the LinkedInRadar via

Enjoy networking!

LinkedIn Radar

Why Poken is useful for Recruiters?

As a recruiter with an above average interest in gadgets I got Pokened.

Do You Poken . com
First thoughts when I read about Poken was: wow electronic handshakes… but what about it???

It appears that Poken is a very nice looking device to be carried on your keyring. Via a so called High 4 you’ll be able to exchange data with the other persons Poken.

The data the devices exchange is next to the regular info you put on your business card, the data of your profiles on Social Networks… WOW
Here we go that makes a Poken useful for Recruiters… Or should I do another posting why social networking is useful?

That means you can easily track back where and when you met your new contact and where you can connect in Social Networks like Hi5, Facebook, Hyves Or LinkedIn.

Hmm, not everyone seems to have a Poken yet. Well do something about it. Make sure they are available when you organize a Networking event…

Poken High 4

Poken the movie
More Poken here
Poken is getting big in the Netherlands, check

Poken in GoogleMAPS

Note, since there are different Pokens around, people start collecting and exchanging those as well ๐Ÿ™‚

Mobile and Recruitment Part II “Interact”

When I wrote a blog about Mobile and Recruitment Part I, obviously I was thinking of part II already.

Most of us come up with ideas on using SMS as you saw in my earlier post about this subject.

I do think SMS is still a very powerfull item in Mobile and Recruitment. It’s easy set up, clear and understandable for most of us out there.

But living in a 2.0 world where people like to interact in a different way.

I gathered this answers provided by some other creative Linkedin connections:

1. Rather than the traditional method of connecting by someone sending a resume to you, have them text through a .mobi address the answers to interview questions while they commute to the job that they hate – all in lost commuter time.

2. Social networking will become more ‘real life’, your mobile phone will show who are working at the company you are passing by, which coworkers are having a drink in that bar, etc.. Imagine LinkedIn with the ability to see who is where (if they wanna share).

3. One of the very promising streams is using PC2MOBILE technologies, where recruiter can conduct remote, visual and on-line interview with an applicant, using simple PC and WEBcam, while the applicant is using his 3G mobile phone and it’s camera which allows him to be interviewed from any location with 3G mobile access.

4. Part time actors can sign up for “casting calls” that fit their profile. They can get a text alert with a speed dial and location for the casting call. Soon these SMS alerts will include a mobile web link with more information about the position.

5. Recruiters can have recorded Caller Tunes which mention concise information on the openings in their Company. For ex. – is hiring software professionals with expertise in X. For further details visit www…..

There is a future for Mobile and Recruitment

Mobile and Recruitment Part I, “Think Print”

Visiting Mobile Monday in Amsterdam, MOMO, being a Recruiter… Means actually NOT that I am hunting for Mobile freaks who are able to apply the mobile technology and possibly could fullfill a job in some massive Telco company….

No, I go there to see what kind of possibilities MOBILE could create for Recruitment.

What do you think, how is MOBILE going to be used in Recruitment.

Will it only be, just another channel to advertise our jobs, or….

Here is a summary of options provided by some Linkedin connections:

  1. Just SMS the Jobdescription and percentage hike and leave it to them to follow up on the offer! Or send a message with the text JOB345 to our short-code and one of our recruiters will get in touch with you. Simple but effective.
  2. Send messages through Bluetooth in the surrounding of an event.
  3. Because of the mobile internet job seekers can also subscribe on a vacancy alert, and give a call directly if they are interested.
  4. LBS, could be an interesting way to use recruiting in a variety of settings ranging from a conference event to on-campus recruiting and/or even when someone is (literally) driving by a respective companiesโ€™ location; targeted posts could be sent out based on profile preferences.
  5. Wouldn’t it be awesome if you could carry your business card or resume in your phone and and automatically send it to another person using NFC technology. From a recruiters perspective, If you could send your business card or a job description using this technology to someone you meet at a career fair or conference; this would be very helpful. Once you receive someone’s business card or resume, the information would be added to your phone’s contact list and using the same NFC technology you could print out the resume when you get back to the office or email it to your email account.

I am curious if you’ve got some other “Think Print” ideas.