Advent Will Use itzbig To Find Highly Qualified Candidates, Who Ordinarily Aren't Looking for Jobs: Interactive Sourcing Network Attracts Quiet Working Professionals by Offering Them Anonymity and Immediate Feedback on their 'Dream Job'

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itzbig (, an industry leader in leveraging technology to match qualified job applicants in real-time with open positions at technology companies, announced today that Advent Software, Inc. (NASDAQ:ADVS), the leading provider of software and solutions for the investment management industry, will begin using its service to identify new hires.

We believe itzbig is a compelling new tool for Advent in the continuing war for talent

    Advent (, a multi-national firm, has provided trusted solutions to the world's leading financial professionals since 1983. Firms in 60 countries use Advent technology and manage investments totaling nearly US $14 trillion. Advent's quality software, data, services and tools enable financial professionals to improve service and communication to their clients, allowing them to grow their business while controlling costs. Advent is the only financial services software company to be awarded the Service Capability and Performance certification for being a world-class support organization. Additionally, Advent was recently rated as one of the Best Places to Work in the San Francisco Bay Area by the San Francisco Business Times.

Mason Wong, Advent's Senior Manager of Staffing, said, "We believe itzbig is a compelling new tool for Advent in the continuing war for talent," said Wong. "itzbig has a proven track record with technology employers in Texas and we believe strongly that their value proposition will extend to the San Francisco Bay Area."

That value proposition centers on itzbig's ability to attract "quiet working professionals," who ordinarily wouldn't be exploring other career opportunities. The company gives these professionals the ability to securely match their skills, goals and experience to existing opportunities in the itzbig network. By emphasizing privacy and security, itzbig allows them to "keep an eye out" for a good fit, even if they aren't actively looking for another job.

Advent also selected itzbig because of its individualized approach to communication with the applicant, which leverage itzbig's powerful, dynamic matching technology.

"We believe that potential job seekers are eager to connect directly with employers of their choice, but they require a private and dynamic matching service with sophisticated technology, so that they are better able to target the right opportunities," continued Wong "With more relevant matches, rooted in itzbig's specific opportunity criteria, we will be able to reach more meaningfully into the large volume of people interested in joining Advent's team to find the candidates that will be the best fit for our organization."

Jim McGovern, the CEO of itzbig, said he was pleased that Advent recognized itzbig's core promise of identifying exemplary candidates for open positions as well as the more lasting impact itzbig can have on Advent's reputation as a best-in-class employer.

"For too long, companies have used older technologies such as traditional job boards that leave applicants in the dark about their status, fostering resentment in some cases toward that company," said McGovern. "itzbig turns that equation around by helping our corporate clients create a positive experience with the applicant, whether they are hired for the position or not."

Finally, itzbig allows Advent to seek out new hires that will thrive in a corporate culture of success and respect, grow professionally through intense training, and leverage both expertise and interest in bridging the worlds of technology and Wall Street.

"We've built a company around the premise of giving our employees the opportunity to make a real difference in the business, with our customers, and throughout the investment management industry," said Advent's Wong.

About itzbig

itzbig is the first interactive network to allow working professionals to privately explore in real-time career opportunities at technology companies. By focusing on quality and efficiency, the company's innovative approach also rescues employers from drowning in large quantities of poorly matched data.

For more information on itzbig, call 1-888-4itzbig or email

Interested media should contact Holt Hackney at or 512-478-8858, ext. 115.

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