Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Identified: People Rankings for Job Purposes

Want to find a good candidate for a job your company has? Well, now there's a new site called Identified which ranks people based primarily on the following criteria: work history, education, and social network. People will be publicly ranked (for now) on a scale from 0 to 100 based on how well they show in these areas. Currently the social network information is pulled from Facebook.

Personally, I know my LinkedIn network is much stronger than my Facebook network so my score may lag accordingly. Uh oh! What does that mean? Will I go from being a top ranked business commenter (lol) to languishing toward the bottom of the barrel? Hmmm.

The founders, Brendan Wallace and Adeyemi Ajao, are calling Identified "Google Page Rank for People." This may be fitting considering that the duo raised a portion of their $5.5 million in angel investment from Eric Schmidt's, former Google CEO, Innovation Endeavors.

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