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Social side to job-hunting

By Stephen Lacey

When it comes to finding a job, they say it's not what you know but who you know that counts.

Local start-up Yolpme has taken that concept and run with it, spearheading word-of-mouth recruiting via social media.

Yolpme allows employers to crowd-source using targeted social media channels including Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and email to find the best talent for their company

"At its most basic, Yolpme encourages people to connect their friends and colleagues with real job opportunities advertised on the platform," co-founder Patrick Gallagher says. "To incentivise people to refer appropriate candidates, Yolpme rewards successful referrers with payment, which is what ultimately drives the referrals. By empowering people to locate jobs for friends and talent for companies, Yolpme is revolutionising the way in which employers recruit, while providing new ways for the average Australian to participate in a rewarding activity that earns them money."

Yolpme has hosted jobs from 14 companies including Toyota, Swisse Vitamins, S2M, Aegis Media, WhistleOut, 2XU and eChannel Search. Current roles range from developers, search managers, designers and customer-service staff to C-level appointments. See


Published: 02 February 2013

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