It can be a frustrating and mysterious process for some in trying to get a foot in the door to advance their career
Mc Lean, VA (PRWEB) March 15, 2011
Jobfox (http://www.jobfox.com) today announced the launch of its new career site that connects job seekers with private hiring networks at companies where they want to work. The new site makes it easy for active and passive job seekers to make the right connections, hear about jobs first and improve their chances of getting hired. Jobfox takes the legwork out of networking for both recruiters and seekers by automating the process of building networks and developing mutually beneficial connections.
By networking directly with hiring professionals at companies in their chosen field or geographic region, Jobfox members can become part of exclusive hiring networks and be the first to learn about new jobs. When individuals find a job of interest through a network connection, they can communicate directly with the person at the company responsible for hiring, circumventing the frustrating process of applying and submitting resumes through traditional job boards.
Unlike social networking sites like LinkedIn and Facebook, Jobfox.com is a networking site designed specifically for finding a job, not socializing with friends, enabling members to keep their professional and personal activities separate. The one-on-one connections made between candidates and recruiters on the site are completely confidential, allowing job seekers to build valuable connections without their colleagues or boss finding out. Most importantly, where most social networking sites fundamentally require professional networking skills to find and meet the right people—which most users find difficult and awkward—Jobfox takes the “work” out of networking by making it fast and easy to build the connections that get you hired.
“We know that finding a great job is really about making the right connections. It’s no longer enough to simply submit your resume on job boards like Monster or CareerBuilder. They are virtual ‘black holes’ for resumes, very rarely resulting in real opportunities for candidates,” said Robert McGovern, chairman and CEO of Jobfox, a noted career expert who blazed the trail in online job search as the founder and former CEO of CareerBuilder.com.
“It’s also very easy to get lost in the hype of social networking and start believing that the connections you make will somehow result in a job opportunity. The reality is they typically will not, at least not without a lot of dedicated effort to leverage those connections. At Jobfox, we make it incredibly painless for our members to make real connections with the right people doing the hiring. We believe those are the kind of connections that really count towards not only finding, but landing that next job,” McGovern said.
Jobfox is also the first online networking website that gives members a chance to help their friends or colleagues and possibly earn financial rewards by referring, or “boosting” their friends. Jobfox handles the entire incentive program, which can help job seekers earn as much as a few thousand dollars for each “boost,” even while they look for the right opportunity for themselves.
While the site has been designed to help active and passive job seekers find new opportunities, Jobfox.com is also a powerful recruiting solution for recruiters and HR professionals. The recruiting solution, named Jobfox BoostSM, is the first ever “high-volume, high-speed” social recruiting solution that enables recruiters to source the best talent in the market through private talent networking. Through Jobfox’s unique network building technology, networks are built automatically, allowing recruiters to start leveraging their connections for recruiting and referrals virtually overnight.
“It can be a frustrating and mysterious process for some in trying to get a foot in the door to advance their career,” noted McGovern, who authored the popular career advice book “Bring Your 'A' Game: The 10 Career Secrets of the High Achiever.” “How do some people seem to land that perfect job? We know it often comes down to knowing someone on the inside. Jobfox gives you the opportunity to make personal connections with those who make hiring decisions at your favorite companies. You’ll be doing this via a whole new career networking service at Jobfox.com.”
To get your own Jobfox profile and begin networking with recruiters hiring in your field right now, go to http://www.jobfox.com.
Jobfox is the largest online network of matchable professionals, connecting thousands of employers with the most qualified individuals among millions throughout the Jobfox Network. Through Jobfox’s unique network building technology, the site is able to create mutually beneficial connections between qualified professionals and recruiters. This results in faster time to hire the best talent for recruiters, and empowers candidates with the best tools to land the right job in less time. Visit Jobfox today.