The Birth of The Referral Economy – It’s Time To Trust Your Network.

In the past, hiring someone would be a very personal experience. The applicant would see the advertisement posted on a board or in a newspaper, create a resume specifically for that position and then deliver it in person, or in the mail. Now, job hunts are primarily online. From the cheap alternative of posting positions on Craigslist, to advertising the role through Linked In, the internet is the perfect place to find a career. Advertising a position reaches a larger audience, and more viewers mean more applications and a larger pool of potential employees for you to choose from. However, there is a downside too. There will be hundreds, if not thousands, of responses- but many of these will be blanket emails, sent by one person to hundreds of applications, and a large portion will also be SPAM resumes. So now you have many more responses to your advertisements, but you h…

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