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History of Recruiting 

 

1996-1997

  • Companies & Agencies posted Ads in newspapers
  • Resumes faxed to office
  • Application Development: PowerBuilder, Visual Basics, C, C++, Embedded Programming
  • Network Computers: Novell, Windows ’95, Users
  • Clients: Investment Banks, System Integrators, Law Firms, Publishing, Advertising

1998-1999

  • Online Job Boards: Monster Board, Online Career Center (Death to the Agency Recruiter)
  • Wide Area Network: Cisco Products
  • Start-Ups started to boom, .Com Boom
  • Software Development: Java, J2EE, JSP, ASP
  • Y2K Ramp-Up (Cobol)

2000

  • Intranets, Start-Up Booming, Pets.com, Cars.com
  • Referral Bonus getting press
  • C#, XML, Web Services

2001-2002

  • .Com Burst
  • Immediate retreat to BIG COMPANIES
  • Niche Job Boards: Dice.com
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2003-2004

  • Dark Days
  • Hospital, Healthcare
  • 3 million total websites
  • Internet Users: 9.1% of world population, 95% used Internet Explorer
  • Job Aggregators: Simply Hired, The Ladders
  • Social Network: LinkedIn
  • Applicant Tracking Systems: SOX Compliance
  • “Bottom of the barrel”

2005-2006

  • Slow recovery, 30% growth, no Hockey Stick
  • Hedge Fund, Fixed Income Departments,
  • Employment Branding- self-Publishing, Transparency,

2007-2008

  • Entertainment- recession equals stay at home and watch TV, Content Online
  • Innovation and Recruiting Solutions, Taleo
  • Niche Job Boards: Glassdoor, Juju, Oodle (started in ’05 but really took off in’08)
  • Social Networks used for recruiting tactics: Twitter, LinkedIn
  • Publications, E-books
  • Start-Ups, Bubble Again?

2009-2010

  • Open Source Technology:  PHP, Ruby, Python, Drupal
  • iOS and Android app developers are born
  • Facebook Applications: Oodle
  • Video Resumes and Video Jobs
  • Contract/Temp Work
  • Jibe

2011-2012

  • Social Recruiting
  • UI/Mobile- more mobile devices than ever before
  • Facebook Applications: Glassdoor, Branchout, BeKnown
  • 555 million total websites
  • Internet usage: 33% of world population

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