>> Networking has always been used to get jobs. Somebody knows a friend, family member or colleague who seems perfect for a job and recommends the person for the position.
>> While social networking websites like Facebook and MySpace are commonly used to make friends and share personal information, there’s also job networking on the Internet.
>> One site that specifically uses referrals is a fledgling website called Bohire.com. It calls itself Canada’s job referral community and works on a system of cash rewards for job referrals.
>> “We all know someone,” said Vincent Tsang, Bohire’s vice-president of business development. “All we have to do is refer them.” Tsang estimates a $4-billion potential market for recruitment and staffing.
>> Bohire is after the “passive job seeker,” someone who isn’t actively looking for a job. It was listing more than 850 job referrers and more than $187,000 in cash rewards for successful referrals. The Canadian Press
Passive job seekers wanted
Networking has always been used to get jobs.