itzbig Unveils Job-Matching Technology that Focuses on the Passive Candidate: Network Helps Those Currently Employed Easily Monitor Job Opportunities, While Preserving Their Privacy and Anonymity

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itzbig (, an industry leader in job-matching technology, announced today network enhancements that further its commitment to deliver accurate and relevant results to job candidates, while protecting their privacy.

The itzbig network promotes the efficient exploration of job opportunities, while preserving the technology worker's privacy and anonymity

    itzbig's attraction is tied to network features that are specifically designed for what the company terms the "Quiet Working Professional (QWP)," or highly qualified individuals who ordinarily aren't looking for another position. In the past, such professionals have been hesitant to explore such opportunities out of concern that it would be a waste of time, or that they might be discovered by their existing employer.

The itzbig network provides built-in privacy controls such as visibility settings and in-network chat for anonymous career exploration as well as bi-directional matching technology that not only shows how well candidates score against the employer's requirements, but also how well the employer matches the candidate's requirements.

Unlike other job matching technology that requires you to provide a resume or "resume analyzers" to begin the process, itzbig requires only the position or location to start providing matches. With itzbig Profile Builder, QWPs actively update profiles - adding skills on the fly to improve their matches, while getting feedback in real time. With the recent release in California, the following new features were added:

-- Smart Skills - To ensure the best experience for the candidate, itzbig offers suggestions of the marketplace's most popular and related terms to the skills entered, prompting the candidate to quickly describe their skills in their active profiles. The more comprehensive the candidate is in describing their skills, experience and education, the smarter the network gets.

-- Virtual Job Tracking - With the itzbig dashboard, professionals have a virtual Job-Tracking System to manage their opportunity pipelines. Additionally, professionals can create and manage an unlimited number of active profiles that leverage their different skills sets and job interests.

"The itzbig network promotes the efficient exploration of job opportunities, while preserving the technology worker's privacy and anonymity," said Jim McGovern, the CEO of itzbig. "Candidates in Texas have also been attracted by the ease-of-use of the network in that they can enter a profile in a few minutes and see in real time how they score against various job opportunities in the network."

After discovering the new technology, Bay area industry leaders such as Advent, CNET, eBay, Logitech, Omnivision, Salesforce, Sanmina-SCI and Yahoo! are actively using itzbig to recruit.

"This is a network that is built for passive job candidates," said David Schutt, Global Director of Recruitment and Employment for Sanmina-SCI. "The fact that the candidate can create a profile to match a particular job opening, and do so with privacy and anonymity, is a powerful proposition.

"The candidate has control with itzbig, which is attractive to us because it means that this is where the passive candidates will come to explore their opportunities."

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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