The transparency of this model should find great reception with employers and candidates.
McLean, VA (PRWEB) August 7, 2008
Already the fastest-growing online career site, Jobfox today announced another Web first: Jobfox Intros™, giving job candidates a whole new way to get interviews and directly network with employers. A first-of-its-kind capability for job sites, Jobfox Intros provides more than a list of jobs. Jobfox Intros gives candidates a "foot in the door" via personal introductions to employers.
The new Jobfox (http://www.jobfox.com) services – available now – are free for job candidates; employer services are available by subscription.
"With Jobfox Intros, high-match job seekers are immediately moved to the top of the resume stack," said Rob McGovern, CEO of Jobfox. "Rather than submitting resumes into a black hole, qualified candidates are personally introduced by Jobfox, so they can skip directly to the interviewing step. Candidates want connections with highly matched employers, not just long lists of undifferentiated jobs. Jobfox is the only site that gives them this capability."
Jobfox Intros, building on Jobfox's sophisticated matching service, adds highly interactive online tools and expert staff support to quickly connect qualified candidates and matching employers. The Jobfox Intros Team monitors all "5-Star" matches and assists candidates and employers in making rapid and convenient introductions, using a comprehensive array of e-mail and text messaging services.
"Jobfox is bringing the human element found in employment agencies and staffing firms and marrying that with the technology prowess found in its automated matching solution," said Brian Sommer, CEO of TechVentive Inc. and Vital Analysis, a technology research organization. "The transparency of this model should find great reception with employers and candidates."
New Jobfox Intros services enable candidates to:
- Quickly find, monitor and compare the most compatible job matches via the award-winning Jobfox Mutual Suitability System™.
- Request employer introductions and check the status of introduction requests made to employers.
- Track and respond to employer-initiated introduction requests.
- Discretely discover new career opportunities with the ability to block current employers and other designated organizations.
- Make great first impressions by reviewing Jobfox "interview prep sheets," providing tips, job-fit highlights and important company links for further information about prospective employers that have accepted introductions.
Jobfox Intros also helps employers build employment-focused social networks made up of the best talent in the market. Top prospects are added to the employer's My Jobfox Connections™ candidate network, which is dynamically updated with the most current candidate contact and career-progression information.
With My Jobfox Connections, employers maintain robust talent networks for filling immediate hiring needs as well as maintaining longer-term relationships with top candidates for future staffing needs. Introduced candidates also see individually tailored employer showcases that recruiters use to highlight the benefits of working at their organizations.
"Jobfox is doing what no other job board has done before – establishing one-to-one relationships and connections between candidates and employers," McGovern said. "Our precision job-fit system knows when professionals are 5-Star matches for positions. This enables Jobfox to quickly move these candidates into the networking 'A' list of compatible employers."
Jobfox is the fastest-growing career site on the Web, generating a unique candidate base in which the vast majority of its professional visitors are already employed and more than 80 percent who say they don't use traditional job boards such as CareerBuilder and Monster, according to independent research. Today, more than a million candidates visit Jobfox each month and nearly 2,000 companies now match candidates to job openings using Jobfox.
In addition to new Jobfox Intros services, candidates will continue to benefit from Jobfox's other free candidate-support tools, such as the ability to accept employment matches without introduction requests and Jobfox Resume Tracker, alerting candidates via mobile text message whenever their resumes are opened by an employer. Jobfox candidates who complete profiles will also continue to benefit from the My Jobfox Web Page feature, giving each professional a unique Web page – including the Jobfox experience map visualization tool – to showcase skills, desired company environments, work samples and more.
"Jobfox is passionate about helping candidates find jobs they love," McGovern said. "We are winning the hearts and minds of professionals who seek careers, not just jobs. And we're winning employers who want to reach out more efficiently to highly qualified professionals."
Jobfox is the Internet's fastest-growing career site for connecting working professionals with corporate recruiters. A first-of-its-kind capability for job sites, the new Jobfox Intros™ service provides more than a list of jobs. Jobfox Intros gives candidates a "foot in the door" via personal introductions to employers. With My Jobfox Connections™, employers maintain automatically updated talent networks for filling immediate hiring needs as well as maintaining longer-term relationships with top candidates, for future staffing needs. Visit http://www.jobfox.com today.
About Rob McGovern:
Jobfox is the inspiration of CEO Rob McGovern, one of the nation's leading career experts. McGovern is the founder and former CEO of CareerBuilder and the author of "Bring Your 'A' Game: The 10 Career Secrets of the High Achiever".
For advice about careers, employment networking and jobs – and how to love them – visit Jobfox’s BetterMondays Weblog, http://www.bettermondays.com. BetterMondays looks forward to your comments, suggestions and contributions to make work better.
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