Press Release

Simply Hired Partners with Viadeo for a More Personalized Job Search Experience

Largest Job Search Engine Expands Networking Capabilities for International Job Seekers

Mountain View, Calif. – October 24, 2011 – Simply Hired®, the world’s largest job search engine, today announced the international expansion of its social job search feature, Who Do I Know®, with the integration of Viadeo, the professional social network with over 35 million members worldwide. Job seekers can now leverage their Viadeo contacts throughout their job search to see their connections in-line with their search results, allowing them to gain the inside track on getting hired.

The Viadeo social integration is available in 12 countries, including Argentina, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Mexico, Netherlands, Spain and Switzerland. By validating their Viadeo account through Simply Hired, job seekers are now able to see who they know at companies or jobs appearing in their search results. As the job search process is a personal one, all search activity on Simply Hired will be kept private and will not be published on Viadeo.

“In a competitive job market, it is crucial to leverage your connections throughout your job search to uncover every possible opportunity,” said Gautam Godhwani, co-founder and CEO, Simply Hired, Inc. “Simply Hired has expanded its social networking features to include Viadeo for our international job seekers in order to make getting in touch with their contacts easier and to offer them the opportunity to get their resume in the right hands at potential employers.”

"Viadeo has over 35 million members all over the world with a focus on non-English speaking countries like China where we dominate as the number one business social network," said Dan Serfaty, CEO, Viadeo. "By leveraging Viadeo's globally-focused social graph, Simply Hired has boosted the value it brings to its members seeking international job openings in this increasingly global economy."

Viadeo joins Simply Hired’s Who Do I Know feature alongside existing LinkedIn and Facebook integrations. Simply Hired will continue to expand its social networking elements for a more personalized job search experience, and job seekers can expect new tools for a more effective and efficient process. Networking is often critical to job search success, and Simply Hired aims to facilitate the referral hiring process through these unique social integrations.

About SimplyHired.com
With over eight million job listings, Simply Hired (www.SimplyHired.com) is the world’s largest job search engine -- 25 times the size of the biggest job board. Servicing 17 million monthly users across 24 countries, the company powers jobs on over 10,000 network partner sites, including LinkedIn, CNNMoney, The Washington Post and Bloomberg Businessweek. Reaching passive as well as active candidates, the SimplyHired.com network delivers millions of targeted job applicants and boasts one of the lowest cost-per-hire rates in the industry. The company is based in Mountain View, California and is funded by Foundation Capital and IDG Ventures.

About Viadeo
With representatives on all five continents, the Viadeo Group offers network development solutions and business opportunities at both local and global level to over 35 million professional people. Based in Paris, the company has offices in the US (San Francisco), United Kingdom (London), Spain (Madrid and Barcelona), Italy (Milan), Senegal (Dakar), China (Beijing), India (New-Delhi) and Mexico (Mexico City). Visit the website: www.viadeo.com.