I've informally noticed that ResearchGate seems to have increased in popularity over the last year or so. I also noticed that, while I'm not on the job market, ResearchGate was able to successfully identify an available academic job in my area and in my country and bring it to my attention (for more info see here).
Thus, I ask the following question as a potential recruiter or as a member of my department who is keen to see the hiring of good applicants.
- What was the experience of anyone who has used ResearchGate to recruit for an academic position?
- Did you get many people applying because they saw the position through ResearchGate?
- How do you think this medium of academic job advertising compares to other options? Do you think it was value for money?