True to our mission, being selected as a Top 100 Job Board showcases our commitment to lead and support those efforts in the nonprofit sector promoting a robust nonprofit workforce.
Atlanta, Ga. (PRWEB) July 23, 2009
Opportunity Knocks is pleased to announce that WEDDLE's LLC, the world's largest publisher of print guides to the 100,000+ job boards now operating on the Internet, has selected it as a Top 100 site. Called the "Zagat" of the online employment industry by the American Staffing Association, WEDDLE's released its selections in conjunction with the publication of its 2009/10 Guide to Employment Sites on the Internet.
Why should job seekers care about this news? Because job boards work.
- In a recent survey of 17,000+ working men and women, using a job board was identified as the single best way to find a job in today's tough environment. Over one-third of the respondents said they found their last job on a job board--more than four times greater than the next highest response--and almost two-thirds said they expected to find their next job that way.
- In the same survey, eight-out-of-ten employers said that new hires sourced online were among their best employees. For that reason, over a third of the respondents were filling half of their openings through job boards and over a quarter were actually filling three-quarters of their vacancies that way.
The challenge for working men and women and employers alike is figuring out which sites to use. The Top 100 list is one way to do that. The Guide describes each site in the Top 100 with a detailed profile of its services, features and fees for both job seekers and employers. It also includes a directory of over 10,000 other job boards organized by career field, industry and geographic focus.
"Our Top 100 employment sites are the elite of the job board industry," says WEDDLE's Publisher Peter Weddle. "They have the strongest brands, the best services and the most distinguished track records of the sites we've seen on the Web. Are there other good sites out there? Of course. But the Top 100 selectees are truly in a class of their own."
"Opportunity Knocks is thrilled to be recognized for the high quality, specialized services that we provide that focus on helping current and aspiring nonprofit professionals build successful careers," says Karen Beavor, President and CEO of Opportunity Knocks. "True to our mission, being selected as a Top 100 Job Board showcases our commitment to lead and support those efforts in the nonprofit sector promoting a robust nonprofit workforce."
The site selection methodology included a comprehensive review of information submitted by the sites describing their features, services and fees as well as information provided by job seekers, employers and recruiters who have used the site. In addition, each site was visited to assess its user experience and level of maintenance.
About Opportunity Knocks: Opportunity Knocks is the national nonprofit Job Board and Career Development website exclusively on the nonprofit community. For Nonprofit professionals, http://www.OpportunityKnocks.org is the premier destination to find nonprofit jobs and access valuable resources for developing successful careers in the nonprofit community. For Employers, http://www.OpportunityKnocks.org is the best way to find qualified nonprofit candidates and receive valuable information that nonprofit organizations need when building successful recruitment, retention and human resource strategies.
Contact: Lynne Norton, Marketing Manager, Opportunity Knocks, 678-916-3066.
WEDDLE's LLC is a widely regarded thought leader in the field of employment. It consults with employers, staffing firms and job boards on best practices in talent acquisition and publishes guides and other books to help working men and women realize their full potential in the 21st Century workplace. Its research has been cited in such publications as The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, USA Today and in Money, Fortune, and Inc. magazines. As HRWire put it, "When in doubt, consider WEDDLE's … an industry standard."