Unlock the Hidden Job Market

Take a gander at one of our new videos: How to Unlock the Hidden Job Market.  See Job.com Founder & CEO Brian Alden discuss how to look beyond the obvious to find the job you’re looking for.

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What’s your New Year Career Resolution?

The New Year is a great time to take a look at how things are going in your career, and what you might like to change for 2012. A new job?  A promotion?  Maybe a raise?  Job.com is continuing to develop more tools to help you streamline your job search and manage your career to help you achieve those resolutions.  Because it’s not just about landing the job; it’s about making the most of your job once you’re there. Here’s a preview of what’s in store for Job.com in 2012:

  • A new user homepage with a dashboard-style progress panel to help you manage tasks and items specific to your job search and career planning.
  • Improved search results.  As job seeker needs are ever-changing, so is our user experience. We want to make the job listings on Job.com even easier to find and enhance the result page view.
  • New job seeker resources. In 2012, we will roll out new how-to videos, articles, news, and career features to give you even more tools to manage your career.  Be on the lookout for these new additions, plus be sure to subscribe to our blog (this one! Right here!) for the latest on what’s new with Job.com
  • Plus more! There are plenty of additional goodies in store for job seekers in 2012, but if we gave them all away here, what fun would that be?

So now you know a little more about Job.com’s 2012 resolutions, tell us about your job resolutions in 2012. And if there is something we can do to help, let us know here.  We look forward to another great year—wishing you the best year of your career yet!

Who do you know?–Job.com launches new Social Partnership

They say it’s not only what you know, but also who you know, that can help you land the perfect job.  Job.com has taken that idea to heart and partnered with “The Who” Facebook application to help job seekers leverage their social network and help them land the right job.

Think about your Facebook friends—are they old college buddies? Former co-workers? Members of your aunt’s boss’ nephew’s garage band? Now when you search job listings on job.com, you can put those seemingly scattered connections to good use. When searching for jobs,  you’ll now see a red button at the top of each job listing.  This button allows you to integrate with the network you’ve already built through Facebook to find out if people you know work for the company you’re interested in applying to.  But it doesn’t just stop with your friends.  The Who button allows you to see if you have connections to a company through friends of friends—even if that person is not friends with you—and you can send a Facebook message to your friend and ask for an introduction! It turns your social connections into an invaluable networking tool for your job hunt.

Connections can be crucial in an uncertain job market, and The Who button provides an additional resource to help you make the most of your job search. Make sure you look for The Who button next time you’re searching on Job.com!