FREDERICKSBURG, Va.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Job.com, an industry-leading career site with more than 33 million members, and TweetMyJobs, the leading social recruiting platform, today announced the integration of the Who? button, a new social tool empowering job seekers with the ability to tap into their social network, on Job.com. TweetMyJobs developed this powerful Facebook application to accelerate referral-based job searching and social recruiting. The “Who?” button utilizes a user’s Facebook friends to alert a job seeker when they have a connection at a hiring company.
“We’re excited to be adding a social networking element to our job search to help job seekers realize the potential in the social and professional relationships they’ve already built,” said Brian Alden, President and CEO of Job.com. “The Who? button is a great way to increase a job seeker’s leverage in a competitive job market by allowing them to instantly tap into the resources available through their social connections.”
“Effective networking can be a time-consuming process, but the ‘Who?’ button promotes a streamlined approach that lets job seekers take advantage of a social platform where they already have extensive ‘friend’ networks,” said Robin D Richards, Chairman & CEO of TweetMyJobs. “We are excited to partner with one of the largest career sites to provide job seekers with a key advantage in a competitive job market.”
When a job seeker views a positing on Job.com, they will now see a red “Who?” button graphic above the description, which will allow them to install the Facebook application. The Who? button lets the job seeker instantly see if they have any first or second degree Facebook connections at the hiring company and then to directly request a referral through Facebook. Job seekers can tap into their contacts to request introductions at the hiring company, gain tips on how to apply, or to simply build their professional network –all of which allow job seekers on Job.com to be better positioned to get the job.
For more information on the “Who” button, please visit http://apps.facebook.com/thewhobutton/.
By Tim Spagnola
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