Simply Hired Launches New Social Job Search Features with Expanded LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter Integration (US Press Release)
For the First Time, Job Seekers Can View Network Connections Instantly Alongside Relevant Job Search Results
Mountain View, Calif. —January 19, 2010—Simply Hired®, the largest job search engine and recruitment advertising network, today announced new social job search features through expanded integration with LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter. A pioneer in bringing social connections into online job search, Simply Hired’s new features include the first LinkedIn mashup in the industry to enable job seekers to view business connections instantly in their job search results.
Simply Hired’s mashup with LinkedIn, Who Do I Know?®, allows job seekers to discover their connections at the companies returned in their job search results. When a job seeker clicks on the “Who Do I Know?" button, Simply Hired automatically delivers an in-line view of that person’s professional connections with potential employers. Through this deep integration, SimplyHired.com encourages the referral hiring process through social networks, bringing traditional networking online.
“Given the competitive employment landscape, it is now imperative for job seekers to leverage all possible resources in pursuit of their dream job," said Gautam Godhwani, co-founder and CEO at Simply Hired. “With hundreds of applicants vying for any one role, a personal or professional connection within an organization can give a job seeker the crucial advantage. Simply Hired’s new features show job seekers that there is hope; that their network of connections is more powerful than they believe."
In addition, the new “Share" feature enables job seekers to easily share interesting job openings with their friends and followers on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter—as well as via email. This feature “socializes job listings" by enabling users to easily communicate jobs to their network for feedback, find a referral or share general job-related information. Employers also benefit from increased visibility and traffic when a job posting goes viral.
“The job search process can be incredibly time-consuming, with some job seekers spending the equivalent of a full-time job on their search," said Francis Larkin, senior product manager at Simply Hired. “Our goal is to help increase the exchange between job seekers’ personal networks and SimplyHired.com to provide a faster, more efficient job search experience."
This release also includes several other features to help job seekers with the search process:
• Improved filtering capabilities such as a new “telecommute" filter for work-from-home jobs, as well as filters that allow job seekers to focus specifically on jobs from employers, recruiters or job boards.
• A “New Jobs" link for returning visitors to help job seekers identify the new job listings posted since their last log-in.
• Customization of job search results, including the ability to “block" a specific job listing or a company from a job seeker’s search results.
For a comprehensive overview of SimplyHired.com’s new job search result enhancements, please review our online tutorial.
About Simply Hired
With more than five million job listings worldwide, Simply Hired (www.SimplyHired.com) is the world’s largest job search engine and recruitment advertising network. The company powers jobs on over 5,000 network partner sites such as LinkedIn, Plaxo, CNNMoney, BusinessWeek and The Washington Post. It operates global sites in 17 countries and nine languages on five continents including North America, South America, Europe and Asia. Simply Hired was the fastest growing job site in 2008 according to both ComScore and Nielsen Media. Simply Hired has been lauded as one of the “50 Coolest Websites" by Time magazine, a “Top 100 Website" by PC Magazine and the “Best of the Web" by BusinessWeek. Simply Hired has raised $22.3 million in funding from IDG Ventures SF, News Corporation’s Fox Interactive Media, Foundation Capital, Garage Technology Ventures and individual investors. The company is privately held and is based in Mountain View, California.