Simply Hired Launches Community; Recruits PayPal Veteran
'PayPal Damon' Joins Job Search Engine to Lead Online Community Efforts
MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA - Friday, June 24, 2005 - Simply Hired (www.simplyhired.com), the world's largest search engine for jobs, announced today the hire of Damon Billian to head its community efforts. The company also announced the launch of "Simply Forums," (http://forum.simplyhired.com/). Simply Forum is a community message board that covers a range of subjects from job search and resume tips to lighter topics such as "interview oops", workplace pranks, and dating in the office.
"Since our mission is about helping job seekers, we want to provide a place on our site for people to share workplace stories and problems they encounter while looking for a job," said Gautam Godhwani, CEO and co-founder of Simply Hired. "We chose Damon Billian to spearhead the community effort because he's a proven community builder and especially skilled at translating community feedback into valuable product ideas."
Widely known as "PayPal Damon," Billian was credited with changing the face of customer service as the ubiquitous online community advocate for PayPal. Billian built and mobilized customer loyalty with his community efforts, which helped turn PayPal into the world's leading online payment service, later acquired by eBay (Nasdaq: EBAY) in 2002. Billian's unique contributions are highlighted in Erik Jackson's book, "PayPal Wars".
"When it comes to frustration around a process, I think finding a job ranks high on everyone's top ten list," said Damon Billian, Simply Hired's newest member. "My goal is not only to be a friendly face to job seekers and discontented employees, but also to tap the community for ways that Simply Hired can improve the job search process."
About Simply Hired, Inc.
With over 3.5 million listings and counting, Simply Hired (www.SimplyHired.com) is the world's largest search engine for jobs. We aggregate and index data from a wide variety of sources including large and small job boards, newspaper and classified listings, and company websites. Our mission is to help people find their next job in the simplest, most effective way possible.
Simply Hired is a privately held company, headquartered in Mountain View, California.