Candidate search is a new feature on ResearchGate that enables registered recruiters to directly contact ResearchGate members in connection with job opportunities. The ability to learn about job opportunities is a core part of ResearchGate's mission. We have historically featured a job board, and in members' Home feeds and elsewhere shown information about potentially relevant and interesting opportunities. Currently, any member is able to contact another member though the ResearchGate messaging service. As a further expansion of our value proposition for careers, we have now created dedicated functionality for recruiters to message members directly about opportunities.
This new feature is automatically available to everyone who is a registered member. Recruiters are limited in how many messages they may send to members, and are bound by strict rules of conduct in how they may communicate with members. If members prefer not to be contacted by any recruiters, or by a particular recruiter, it is easy to opt out in their Privacy Settings or block recruiters.
This feature is brand new and we welcome any comments or feedback.