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CareerBuilder Launches Facebook Referral App

CareerBuilder Launches Facebook Referral App

By Mike Sachoff September 30, 2010

CareerBuilder has launched a new application called “Work@” that allows employees to share their company’s job openings on their Facebook page.

Work@ pulls open jobs housed on a company’s website or in their Applicant Tracking System.  After an employee adds the Work@ application to their Facebook account, CareerBuilder’s job recommendation engine identifies matches in that employee’s network to the company’s available jobs.

Career Development Sites See Surge in Seniors
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While visits to online career development websites continue to grow, fuelled by fears of job security and increased layoffs, there’s one particular age group that has grown faster than others.

Visits to career development websites grew 20% YoY, according to Nielsen, rising 41.5 million visitors in January 2008 to just under 50 million in January this year.

Big Company Exploiting Twitter?
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Twitter can be gamed too? Who would have thought? If there is a way to get promotion from a popular social site, you know that it will be taken advantage of. It just becomes a matter of competition at some point, perhaps even with people being paid to help with that promotion (right Diggers?).

More Employers Using Social Networks To Screen Job Candidates

More employers are screening potential job candidates by looking at their social networking profiles.

Gannett Takes Control Of CareerBuilder
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This development can be seen as something that’s either good for the Internet sector or bad for the economy in general.  Or both.  Regardless, Gannett has paid $135 million for another ten percent of CareerBuilder.com, which brings its total stake up to 50.8 percent.

Facebook, CareerBuilder Collaborate On Ads
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For most people, Facebook is still a social network – more about palling around than seeking a new job.  Yet it never hurts to have an opportunity dropped in one’s lap, and a new Facebook-CareerBuilder collaboration aims to let employers do some advertising.

CareerBuilder Takes Monk-E-Mail Mobile
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CareerBuilder is expanding its popular Monk-e-Mail to mobile phones. Over 100 million Monk-e-mails have been sent since its launch in 2006.

CareerBuilder Adds Apps To Facebook

Online job site CareerBuilder.com has announced that it is now offering job and internship matching applications on the Facebook Platform.

Social Networks Positive For Job Recruiters

Sixty-eight percent of staffing and recruiting professionals say they use social networks at least occasionally to source candidates, according to an online survey from Bullhorn, "Making the Most of the New Tools: How online resources impact placement ratios, time-to-fill and profitability."

Newspapers Sniping Over CareerBuilder

McClatchy, Gannett, and Tribune own parts of the CareerBuilder job listings site, but McClatchy is starting to feel like it’s just heard the song stop during musical chairs, and all the seats are taken.

The Month of Acquisitions

There were numerous partnerships and acquisitions in the month of May, which included a lot of dollars changing hands. Let’s look at some of the major deals that went down this past month

Monster Rampages With New Pricing
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The job classified competition with CareerBuilder has heated up, with Monster.com readying new strategies to fight back against the news publisher/Microsoft-controlled site.

Microsoft Buys 4% CareerBuilder Stake

Microsoft announced today that it had acquired a 4% stake in jobs site CareerBuilder, taking percentages from the newspapers that own the popular service (1.7% from Tribune, 1.7% from Gannett, and .6% from McClatchy). As part of the deal, CareerBuilder becomes the exclusive provider of job listings on MSN Careers, and Microsoft is guaranteed at least $443 million over the next seven years.

Microsoft Grabs Stake In CareerBuilder

As Microsoft preaches its advertising solution virtues to the masses, they have put some more money in the collection plate of the three major newspaper publishers who back online classifieds site CareerBuilder.

Topix.net, Tribune Partner On Classifieds
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Topix.net, a local search news Web site has partnered with Tribune Interactive to run their online classifieds for general merchandising advertising. The general merchandise classifieds will launch in February starting with the baltimoresun.com and will be available on all 12 Tribune Interactive sites by the end of May.

CareerBuilder Launches New site

If you work in a stressful environment and feel like your job is driving you closer to old age and death there is a new site that may be of interest.

Monster Heating Up Job Boards Battle

Job boards stand to gain tremendously over the next several years, and the competition between two of the top sites, Monster and CareerBuilder, will increase along with those markets.