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Software Engineer Search Engine

Published 10/22/2012 and rated Ratingstars5 5 out of 5 stars
by Dorothy Distefano
What can you use the app for?

Finding unbiased, truthful information on professionals and businesses can be tricky. TalentBin uses its social recruiting data to evaluate talented job candidates online in unconventional ways. It collects and aggregates information to find the top talent for each job by checking their social media and other online outlets.

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What is the history and popularity of the app?

Jason Heidema, Peter Kazanjy, and Danis Dayanov are the minds behind TalentBin (formerly known as Founded in May 2011, TalentBin scours the Internet, creating "implicit resumes" based on information found online via social media and other sources. There is no traffic data available for TalentBin at this time.

What are the differences to other apps?

TalentBin provides a service that many other online resources already offer. However, the site does it in a way that is unique. It uses "implicit resumes" in its web searches, using data that is online to put together a picture of the job candidate's skills that is more comprehensive than a traditional resume. On the internet, Linkedin has many recruiters, this application weeds through what people are posting online to find the best candidates for jobs.

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How does the web app look and feel to use?

Once registered, users are taken to a dashboard with a popup advising users to add social networks to discover more candidates and referral paths. This requires permission for the app to access Linkedin, Facebook, and Twitter. Users may then ask colleagues to add their resumes from their networks to expand the search.

Users may then enter their first search with keywords. Simple, Advanced, and Saved searches are available.

TalentBin offers a list of qualified candidates based on the searches. There is an embedded video that explains the use of the search engine that is very helpful and clear.

Clicking on a result reveals the candidate's personal and professional interests. It also allows users to view the candidates profiles on various networks, Google them or find them on Linkedin. Contact is offered via several social networks or email. A summary offers job history and education history.It shows where the person has posted about the keywords the user is looking for, where they keep web profiles and additional data from other websites such as Stack Overflow questionnaires.

How does the registration process work?

Registration requires name, email, password, company name and phone number (optional), and the type of software engineer you would like to hire. Software skills are listed in a dropown menu, as is location.

What does it cost to use the application?

There are three pricing plans available. The Trial plan is free with a limit of 20 searches per week. All features are limited. The Individual Plan is offered at $499 per month and has unlimited searches, assisted setup, company referrals, Twitter profiles, Google Plus profiles, Meetup profiles, Quora profiles, Google groups profiles, StackOverflow profiles, GitHub profiles, Working with Rails profiles, SourceForge profiles, and Ohloh profiles. The Corporate plan offers similar benefits, but requires contact with the company to arrange the plan setup.

Who would you recommend the application to?

This is an application that would benefit individuals or companies seeking software engineers with specific talents and interests. The information is candid, as it is not provided as a simple resume, but as a holistic look at the candidate. It is also a timesaver, as recruiters need not deal with Google searches or Linkedin. The simple search tool provides all of the information needed in one place.

  • Provides more information than traditional application
  • Searches several sources online
  • Finds qualified candidates who may not be actively job searching
  • Focused on software engineers
  • Yields results based on keywords
  • May tailor searches for required and optional skills as well as prohibited search terms

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TalentBin contact details

Postal address:
San Francisco, USA
1550 Bryant #420
San Francisco, CA, 94103

TalentBin pricing

FREE - Permanently free version
Cheapest plan (per month) : $499.00




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