CBCJobs Reaches 1 Million Users -- Becomes Major Player in Job Search

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CBCJobs.com, a site that puts a social twist on job search, has grown its userbase to more than 1 million users as of March 2011. Billed as Job Search 3.0, CBCJobs lets employers and job seekers make personal connections through its network.

CBCJobs - Making Job Search Social

CBC Jobs has been invaluable to me by bringing in a lot of strong, qualified candidates for each of the jobs I've posted

CBCJobs brings a fun twist to traditional job search, connecting job seekers and employers much like a social network would. Job seekers can add employers to their contacts, establish personal connections and ask questions about jobs. It's popularity has been on a meteoric rise - the site currently has over 1 million registered users. Considering it launched only 3 years ago, the figures are impressive.

With CBCJobs, job listings often display the name of the actual person who posted it. A job seeker can then add this person to their network, introduce themselves, make an invaluable personal connection and boost their chances of landing a job, all before even applying.

People often connect with friends through CBCJobs.com. "I was trying to reconnect with an old friend, googled his name and his CBCJobs profile popped up. I sent him a message and got a response the next day. Turns out he now lives in Maryland and is married" says one job seeker, who used CBCJobs to re-connect with a high school volleyball teammate.

While CBCJobs is first and foremost a job search site, what makes it cool and interesting is that its users can interconnect, making the environment social, instead of one-sided and private.

Back in early 2008, CBCJobs.com started out as a simple job search portal, but has since evolved into what can be best described as a mix between job search, business social network, classifieds and an applicant tracking system. While a relative newcomer to the big leagues of job search portals, it’s already taken a significant chunk of traffic out of the multi-billion dollar online HR industry.

Recruiters and HR professionals posting jobs are finding CBCJobs to be more useful than the big job boards. "CBC Jobs has been invaluable to me by bringing in a lot of strong, qualified candidates for each of the jobs I've posted." says Matt, a technical recruiter based in Los Angeles. Posting jobs is easy thanks to an intuitive interface.

Considering the incredible growth that Facebook has been experiencing as of late, it’s clear that users embrace the social aspect of the Internet. The concept of integrating job search and making it social seems to have been just what people were looking for, and CBCJobs seems to be on the right track to take full advantage of its current leadership position in the social job search niche.


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