Fredericksburg VA – February 6th, 2011 - Job.com, an industry-leading career site with more than 33 million members, and TweetMyJobs, the leading social recruiting platform, today announced the integration of the Who? button, a new social tool empowering job seekers with the ability to tap into their social network, on Job.com. TweetMyJobs developed this powerful Facebook application to accelerate referral based job searching and social recruiting. The “Who?” button utilizes a user’s Facebook friends to alert a job seeker when they have a connection at a hiring company.
“We’re excited to be adding a social networking element to our job search to help job seekers realize the potential in the social and professional relationships they’ve already built,” said Brian Alden, President and CEO of Job.com. “The Who? button is a great way to increase a job seeker’s leverage in a competitive job market by allowing them to instantly tap into the resources available through their social connections.”
“Effective networking can be a time-consuming process, but the “Who?” button promotes a streamlined approach that let’s job seekers take advantage of a social platform where they already have extensive “friend” networks,” said Robin D Richards, Chairman & CEO of TweetMyJobs. “We are excited to partner with one of the largest career sites to provide job seekers with a key advantage in a competitive job market.”
When a job seeker views a positing on Job.com, they will now see a red “Who?” button graphic above the description, which will allow them to install the Facebook application. The Who?button lets the job seeker instantly see if they have any first or second degree Facebook connections at the hiring company and then to directly request a referral through Facebook. Job seekers can tap into their contacts to request introductions at the hiring company, gain tips on how to apply, or to simply build their professional network – all of which allow job seekers on Job.com to be better positioned to get the job.
For more information on the “Who?” button, please visit http://apps.facebook.com/thewhobutton/.
Job.com, headquartered in Fredericksburg, VA, is an online full service career site offering thousands of targeted jobs across its network of over 150 industry and regionally focused career sites. Job.com specializes in helping employers and recruiters hire qualified employees, while providing job seekers with a variety of career and job search enhancing services, products, and resources. With over 33 million registered members, Job.com’s candidates represent every state in the U.S. and come from 70 different disciplines ranging from IT to sales to executive management. Whether you are an employer looking for a new hire, or a candidate looking to be hired, Job.com is dedicated to providing a unique experience with unparalleled service.
TweetMyJobs is the premiere social recruiting platform on Twitter. Users receive highly relevant job matches and control where the matches are delivered (i.e. social media, email, text, etc.) and how frequently the matches are delivered (i.e. instantaneously, daily, weekly, etc.). TweetMyJobs pushes jobs into Twitter through more than 10,000 job channels segmented by geography, job type and industry giving the service an unequaled ability to instantaneously connect employers and recruiters with targeted job candidates. For additional information about TweetMyJobs, please visit www.TweetMyJobs.com