Where, Oh Where, Has My Application Gone?

Via New York Times …

GETTING a rejection letter is a painful part of job hunting, but at least it means you’ve been noticed. These days, I’ve been hearing about more job hunters who respond to online job postings, only to hear nothing back from the company. Ever.

Was the position filled? Is the company just taking a long time to fill it? Did the hiring manager even see the application? You may never know.

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Staffing.org Report: Internet Best Practices

Human resources research and information site Staffing.org has published an excellent report titled, “Internet Best Practices,” which details how candidates are finding and applying to job opportunities.

It is packed with interesting stats that most recruiters will find useful and informative, for example, “While the Internet is it not yet a universal tool, it approaches that in certain demographic groups. And as it continues to mature, usage patterns are continually changing. Three years ago, major job boards were all the rage. Then niche job boards started gaining ground. Now it’s all about Twitter, Facebook and social media.”

Here is a link to the report: http://staffing.org/library_ViewArticle.asp?ArticleID=450

Indeed’s New Industry Trends Point To Where The Jobs Are

Via Techcrunch …

Tech layoffs may have hit 300,000 since the financial crisis began, but there are at least 395,629 job openings in information technology, enough to re-employ all of those now out of work. Job search engine Indeed this morning launched a new Industry Trends page filled with stats on job openings in the U.S. across major industries. Although there are more job openings in IT than in any other industry except healthcare (which has 581,625 job listings).

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Job Search Online Fastest Growing Category

Via MediaPost Blogs …

comScore, Inc., in a study of Americans’ usage of the job search category, the fastest growing content site category in 2008, found that the category has seen the number of visitors grow 51% to 18.8 million visitors, as millions of Americans find themselves seeking new job opportunities. The final months of the year were some of the most heavily trafficked months of 2008.

CareerBuilder.com Job Search led the category with 9.1 million visitors, up 78 percent versus year ago, followed by Monster.com Job search, Yahoo! HotJobsJob Search, and Indeed.com Job Search. SimplyHired, Inc. had the strongest growth rate of the top ten sites in the category, growing 161%.


Five Best Online Job Search Sites

Via Lifehacker.com …

Looking for a new job in a struggling economy is hard work. Make it easier on yourself by getting to know the best tools for the task at hand.

Earlier this week we asked you to share your favorite online job search sites, and today we’re back with the most popular answers. Keep reading for a detailed breakdown of the best sites around for finding work when you need it.


Hirebridge Features Enhanced CareerBuilder Experience

Applicant Tracking Software Provider, Integrates Features to Help Customers’ Use of Leading Career Site

CORAL SPRINGS, FL (September 25, 2008) – Hirebridge LLC, a leader in application tracking solutions software, has announced the integration of numerous functions that help its customers leverage their use of the nation’s largest online job site, Careerbuilder.

Customers now can post job openings directly from their Hirebridge platform to the CareerBuilder site using CareerBuilder’s DirectPost application submission service. They also can search CareerBuilder’s massive, premium Candidate Resume Database without first leaving the Hirebridge portal. Together, these new features streamline the candidate acquisition process.  Hirebridge and Careerbuilder are also pleased to offer an integrated application for candidates to speed the application process and ensure candidate source tracking.

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Hirebridge Launches DirectPost(tm) Vertical Job Search Submittal Service

CORAL SPRINGS, FL – NOVEMBER 8, 2006 – Hirebridge today announced the release of DirectPost(tm), a ground-breaking technology that automatically submits job postings to industry-leading job search engines. This new functionality is available exclusively to all current Hirebridge client companies and is included in all Hirebridge Recruiter Applicant Tracking System annual service plans.

“We are very proud of the initiative we have taken to provide our clients with the automated distribution of their open positions to the top sites where people are searching for employment opportunities,” said Marc Berman, Founder and CEO of Hirebridge. “Our mission is to extend the reach that Hirebridge brings to our customers and increase the value of our services wherever possible. Having their jobs automatically appear on search sites like GoogleBase, Indeed.com and SimplyHired was a no-brainer.”

The DirectPost(tm) system provides Hirebridge Recruiter platform clients with a powerful aggregator that automatically sends their published job postings to the external job sites without any intervention or action required.

“We provide our users with the most comprehensive job search experience,” said Paul Forster, CEO of Indeed, “so we welcome inclusion of jobs from Hirebridge’s DirectPost system in the Indeed.com index.

“Extending the reach of our clients’ job postings beyond their corporate career centers helps them gain significant exposure by putting their open positions in front of a wider audience,” Berman explains. “This service compliments and enhances their marketing programs without adding any additional overhead or costs.”

For more information, visit Hirebridge’s website at http://www.hirebridge.com/ or by calling 1-954-688-3854.

About Hirebridge

Hirebridge, LLC, http://www.hirebridge.com/) located in Coral Springs, FL, is a provider of web-based Applicant Tracking and Hiring Management Solutions. Its products and services includes Hirebridge Recruiter, a powerful, web-based applicant tracking and candidate management system that provides businesses with easy-to-acquire and easy-to-use tools to reduce costs and streamline business operations. Hirebridge has successfully deployed solutions for more than 125 leading companies, inculding GoDaddy.com, Chicos, White House|Black Market, Snowbird Resort, Menards, Maurices, Tulane University Hospital and Campus Management.