Jobster Launches “Professional Space” for Careers
SEATTLE — Aug. 3, 2006 — Jobster has launched a new Web site for making successful career matches between employers and prospective employees. The site, www.jobster.com, enables individuals to easily search millions of jobs from thousands of sources, create dynamic professional profiles, read and provide user-generated content about the real scoop inside companies, and meet people who share common interests and career goals. The Web 2.0 features incorporated into the site let individuals easily tag their own skill sets for self-promotion, mark people as favorites (called “faves”), leave notes for their fans, and easily add wiki-like content to the site.
The new offerings from Jobster continue to complement Jobster’s industry-leading employer tools. The new site expands social networking capabilities for employers and jobseekers through the ability to create a “professional” place and profile. Through a series of questions, which can be answered about current and former employers, Jobster.com becomes the place for jobseekers to learn more about potential employers. At the same time jobseekers are creating a professional profile enabling them to be recognized as the ideal candidate by their future employer.
Through the first month of these features being available to the public, more than 5,300 unique profiles have been created and over 1,250 questions have been answered about 460 companies.
Quotes from key individuals regarding this new functionality
Jobster CEO Jason Goldberg:
o “Résumé spam is now the norm, and recruiters are virtually drowning in a sea of incoming résumés while jobseekers see the boards as a résumé black hole.”
o “Jobster is leveraging Web 2.0 technology to simplify the process of making career matches.”
o “Our rapid growth, continued VC support and accelerated course toward profitability position us well for continued growth and global expansion.”
Jobster CTO Phil Bogle:
o “These new features allow a jobseeker to not only find jobs from anywhere on the Web, but also to get an inside look at what it’s like to work at different companies.”
Founded in 2004, Jobster’s mission is to help people meet their potential by providing innovative online services that enable meaningful career matches. Every day employers and jobseekers around the world rely on Jobster to connect with each other. Starbucks, Expedia.com, Boeing, Premera Blue Cross, Microsoft, Google, Philips, Samsung, Boston Scientific and 15 percent of Fortune 100 employers use Jobster to find the great people they cannot find elsewhere. Jobster has offices throughout North America and the U.K. and is backed by industry-leading investors Ignition Partners, Trinity Ventures, Mayfield Fund and Reed Elsevier Ventures. For more information, visit http://www.jobster.com.
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