As Job Search Gets Tough, Job Seekers Get Creative: College Grads Take to Job Search Outsourcing

With uncertain economic times ahead, a growing number of the nation's 1.5 million graduating college students face stiff competition for a shrinking number of jobs. Last week the bureau of labor reported that the US economy shed 159,000 non-farm jobs in September alone. One pioneering firm gives recent graduates a leg up in the hunt using a widespread business practice: outsourcing.

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Dallas, TX (PRWEB) November 19, 2008

With uncertain economic times ahead, a growing number of the nation's 1.5 million graduating college students face stiff competition for a shrinking number of jobs. Last week the bureau of labor reported that the US economy shed 159,000 non-farm jobs in September alone. One pioneering firm gives recent graduates a leg up in the hunt using a widespread business practice: outsourcing.

JobSerf (JobSerf.com) is an online career search firm that helps job seekers cover more ground with their resumes to develop new job leads. The company uses Internet job-search professionals in India to search and apply for jobs online on behalf of their clients. The JobSerf search team can cover far more ground more effectively than a single job seeker in a given week.

The service has won the praises of college graduates in particular, eager to utilize the timesaving service and gain an advantage in this competitive job market. From December 2007 to April 2008, JobSerf tested its services with recent graduates of Southern Methodist University in Dallas. All students in the test group received interviews and job offers from leads generated by JobSerf's efforts.

Del, an SMU business graduate, went on 15 interviews and received three job offers within a month of using JobSerf but decided to return to graduate school. Chelsea, a recent marketing graduate from SMU, received 35 call backs and a job offer from one of her target companies after the JobSerf team invested 200 hours over six weeks searching and applying on her behalf.

"Instead of applying to 2 or 3 jobs a day, they can apply to 20 or 30," said Chelsea. "You get your name out there in the job market much faster than you would on your own."

JobSerf works largely on the principles of task specialization. The online job marketplace is increasingly complicated, with more than 40,000 Internet job sites and millions of people posting their resumes to the web each year. Navigating this web of application systems, corporate sites, recruiting firms and job listing agencies can become a time-consuming headache. It takes a talented full-time professional to know all the angles.

"The JobSerf team can provide superior results as compared to an individual's efforts by leveraging the search expertise of the JobSerfs, their knowledge of the job boards and ability to share leads with their colleagues," says JobSerf Creator and Chairman Jay Martin.

This high-level, online job search assistance frees the job seeker to focus their time on practical real-world efforts. "Rather than spending countless hours scouring the Internet for job openings, our clients can be more productive by networking, preparing for interviews or working at their current jobs," says Martin.

JobSerf gets its client's resumes and cover letters in front of hiring managers using technology that permits the JobSerfs to send emails that appear to come from their client's personal address. JobSerf's involvement is completely invisible to the target company, allowing the candidate to follow-up on the lead with a fresh and impressive interview.

JobSerf, which began operations in the more promising economic conditions of 2006, believes its services are more valuable than ever in this increasingly scarce American job market. According to job placement experts, increasing your level of exposure can dramatically increase your chances of scoring an interview.

Given the value of an American job, JobSerf is cost effective, and the offshore model keeps it affordable to the average American. "For parents who have spent as much as $100,000 on their student's four-year college education, this is a small investment towards making that degree pay off," added Martin.

JobSerf starts new customers at 20 hours for $98, translating to $4.90 per hour in the first week. Afterwards, job seekers may continue with thorough coverage of the job market at 20 hours per week, or narrow their search to a more targeted eight hours per week for $49.

About JobSerf (http://www.jobserf.com)
JobSerf, Inc. is a privately held Texas-based corporation that is the pioneer in using non-U.S. talent to search and apply for jobs on behalf of clients. JobSerf was founded in February of 2004 by partners who collectively have more than 60 years of experience with some of the world's top firms. The company also has retained advisors from the human resources, outplacement, e-commerce and investment banking industries. For more information, visit the website at http://www.jobserf.com, or contact Arnel Trovada at 214-830-5859 or email at arnel@trovada.com

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