Posts Tagged ‘ Linkedin ’

Linkedin Network (Java)

Helping job searches (linkedin and twitter)

There’s no shortage of news about social media and social networking sites like LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook. But when it comes to job searching, LinkedIn is really the site that is being used the most these days by recruiters and hiring managers.

You no longer need to sit at home waiting for the phone to ring or be glued to our computer desk or office to job search, network and follow up with job leads, says a recent Reuters article. With the proliferation of mobile devices and mobile Internet applications being built by the day that cater to ease of use on Apple’s iPhone, RIM’s BlackBerry and other smartphone devices, it’s not surprising to see the impact Web-based social sites are having.

From the Reuters article:

“The LinkedIn Profile is really the resume of the future,” Joyce said. “The ‘resume’ on LinkedIn is really the standard LinkedIn Profile, but it’s very popular with recruiters looking for good candidates.”You could build your whole LinkedIn presence from any Web-enabled phone.”

There are any number of job-search applications — downloadable programs for your phone — available for the iPhone, for instance, including one piloted by recruitment consultancy Harvey Nash. Others pool information on jobs in travel and in education, among other sectors.

GETTING CREATIVE

With jobs still scarce, many hopefuls are getting creative about getting noticed. Many have begun using Twitter — a microblogging service that allows users to send 140-character messages at a time — to get the word out.

A career is unlikely to be launched on Twitter alone, but candidates are increasingly “tweeting” or posting messages to outline their skills, experiences and career goals. They are pasting links to their resumes on the micro-blogging service.

 

People are also “following” recruiters on Twitter, individuals in companies they want to work for and networking organizations focused on the unemployed who are using Twitter to broadcast their free events. Two organizations mentioned in the article are Layoffs Cafe and Laidoff Camp — both using Twitter to market their events for free.

What are the downfalls of all this technology? Weeding out the good leads and opportunities from the bad and the criminal. Be careful who you give your personal information to.

Linkedin Technology

Server Information

Apache

Apache has been the most popular web server on the Internet since April 1996.

Apache Tomcat Coyote

Coyote HTTP/1.1 Connector element represents a Connector component that supports the HTTP/1.1 protocol. It enables Catalina to function as a stand-alone web server, in addition to its ability to execute servlets and JSP pages.

P3P Policy

The Platform for Privacy Preferences Project (P3P) enables Websites to express their privacy practices in a standard format that can be retrieved automatically and interpreted easily by user agents. P3P user agents will allow users to be informed of site practices (in both machine- and human-readable formats) and to automate decision-making based on these practices when appropriate. Thus users need not read the privacy policies at every site they visit.

Analytics and Tracking

Google Analytics

Google Analytics offers a host of compelling features and benefits for everyone from senior executives and advertising and marketing professionals to site owners and content developers.

Quantcast Tracking

Provides Quantcast with tracking information about your site which anyone can access and view demographic information.

Frameworks

J2EE

Java Platform, Enterprise Edition (Java EE) is the industry standard for developing portable, robust, scalable and secure server-side Java applications.

Document Information

HTML 4.01 Transitional DTD

linkedin.com claims HTML 4.01 Transitional DTD, which includes presentation attributes and elements that W3C expects to phase out as support for style sheets matures.

Meta Description

The description attribute provides a concise explanation of the page content.

X-UA-Compatible

Allows a website to define how a page is rendered in Internet Explorer 8, allowing a website to decide to use IE7 style rendering over IE8 rendering.

iPhone / iTouch FavIcon

This page contains a favicon for iPhone and iTouch devices.

Cascading Style Sheets

Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) is a stylesheet language used to describe the presentation of a document written in a markup language. Its most common application is to style web pages written in HTML

Javascript

JavaScript is a scripting language most often used for client-side web development. Its proper name is ECMAScript, though “JavaScript” is much more commonly used. linkedin.com uses JavaScript.

Encoding

UTF-8

UTF-8 (8-bit UCS/Unicode Transformation Format) is a variable-length character encoding for Unicode. It is the preferred encoding for web pages.