Professional networking Facebook app developer BranchOut has launched RecruiterConnect, a powerful enterprise software-as-a-service that lets recruiters search Facebook for job candidates. Recruiters can search by job title, location and more. Search results include the friends of any of the millions of users who’ve installed BranchOut, giving recruiters access to a significant portion of Facebook’s user base, especially those in the US.
RecruiterConnect could become a serious competitor, or at least a strong complement to LinkedIn Recruiter, the standalone professional network’s enterprise search tool. BranchOut offers a price tag of $300 a month per seat, less than half of LinkedIn’s cost. Its database also includes blue collar workers such as store managers and cashiers that large brands are always looking for, to contrast with LinkedIn’s more white collar core user base.