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Social recruiting app Silp recruits 700,000 users, 12 days after launch

Posted by | 29 August, 2012 | Startup

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Silp, the Swiss startup behind a namesake social recruiting service that was launched a mere 12 days ago (as covered by GigaOm and others), has seen a tremendous amount of uptake – much to its own surprise.

Silp co-founder Dominik Grolimund, who previously sold his online storage startup Wua.la to LaCie (which was itself later acquired by Seagate), tells me over 700,000 users have signed up for the service to date, in less than 2 weeks.

So what gives?

Silp is a Web-based service that matches jobs with a user’s pre-defined skills and social graph in order to surface great career opportunities – but only when they arise (Grolimund calls this ‘passive recruitment’).

Able to mine a mountain of data available through (primarily) Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, GitHub and other services, Silp’s promise is that you will never have to look for a better job again – instead, it will find you.

It thus differs greatly from job boards like Monster and social recruiting apps like BranchOut and others.

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