Tumblr Search Gets a Much Needed Update

Tumblr has been my favorite blogging platform for a long time. It’s actually where I have my personal blog. As a blogging platform, Tumblr doesn’t have a lot of the “bells and whistles” of WordPress (SourceCon is on WP), but the simplicity is what makes Tumblr appealing.

Until recently, Tumblr users could only search for hashtags that had been added to a post. On 10/24, Tumblr announced that Tumblr Search has been rebuilt, which will allow users to search for keywords on all Tumblr posts (over 65 billion). 

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Who’s on Tumblr?

The Pew Research Center reports that Tumblr users tend to be “Urban and Educated.” Anyone browsing Tumblr for the first time will quickly notice a large number of technology oriented blogs focusing on the startup scene. So, if you’re recruiting designers or internet startup types in New York or San Francisco, be sure to add Tumblr to your sourcing strategy. If your recruiting focus is mechanical engineers in Peoria, Tumblr is a fun place to explore, but probably won’t yield you any new candidates.

New to Tumblr? Below are a few of my favorite Tumblr blogs…

Sourcing / Recruiting / HR Types on Tumblr


Joshua Jones

Recruiter Larry

Lars Schmidt

Laurie Reuttiman

Joel Cheesman

Kara Singh

Craig Fisher

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Kira Talent Blog

Career Cloud

News / Media

Fast Company


The Next Web

Random Goodness

The Office Screencaps

What are your favorite Tumblr blogs? Let us know in the comments.

Jeremy Roberts, SPHR, is VP, Customer Experience at HiringSolved. He is the previous Editor of SourceCon. Prior to joining the ERE Media team, he spent over a decade working as a recruiter, sourcer, and sourcing manager. This time was spent in diverse environments, including third party agency settings (retained and contingent), recruitment process outsourcing (RPO) providers, and internal corporate HR departments. His previous employers include the MHA Group, Ajilon Finance, Korn Ferry Futurestep, Raytheon Space and Airborne Systems, and Randstad Sourceright, US. He resides in Corinth, TX with his wife and 3 children.


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