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Read This Roundup and Be Fab, or Jason Will Fire You

by
John Zappe
Jun 28, 2013, 6:35 am ET

Like Rube Goldberg, whose name is a synonym for unnecessarily complex systems, Jason Goldberg appears destined to have his name linked to business startup controversy. The serial entrepreneur, whom you may recall as the founder and CEO of ill-fated Jobster, is back in the news, defending his latest venture Fab from “blatant misrepresentations” in a... [full article »]

Comparing the Competencies Between a “RINO” and an Exceptional Recruiter

by
Dr. John Sullivan
Jun 3, 2013, 6:44 am ET

Recruiting is a unique field because it has no entry barriers. Unlike most professions, you can become a corporate recruiter without any formal certification, registration, recruiting experience, or even a college degree in the discipline. Because becoming a recruiter requires no formal qualifications, you probably won’t be surprised to find out that in practice, there... [full article »]

What Is a Talent Community in 2013?

by
Marvin Smith
May 8, 2013, 5:56 am ET

In 2013, it seems everyone is talking about talent communities. Some people call their job alert system a talent community; some people refer to their CRM as a talent community; some people call their LinkedIn company group a talent community; and some job boards refer to their resume database as a talent community. And, it... [full article »]

The “iTunes” of Recruiting Gets $5 Million

by
John Zappe
Jan 18, 2012, 9:48 pm ET

A $5 million investment in a company that charges nothing for its product would seem to have the same shot as a straight bet in roulette. Yet the Mayfield Fund just gave SmartRecruiters a $5 million boost to fund new development in its SaaS-based free ATS. It’s certainly a vote of confidence in the company... [full article »]

RecruitingBlogs Is Up For Auction

by
John Zappe
Jun 7, 2011, 3:59 pm ET

Update: The length of the auction was shortened after this article was posted. The auction now ends on June 22. RecruitingBlogs.com is up for auction and right now, the top bid is $6,500. The eclectic recruitment social network with its rich potpourri of opinion, observation, social activities, and practices both best and otherwise, was put up for... [full article »]

Like It Or Not, Zapoint May Profile You

by
John Zappe
Mar 7, 2011, 7:45 am ET

Those seemingly sober-minded folks at Zapoint are cooking up a sales gimmick as clever as it is provocative. Over the next 12 months, Zapoint will compile dossiers on the HR, sales, and marketing employees of 300 of Fortune’s biggest companies. Then, says Chris Twyman, Zapoint’s founder and CEO, the HR departments will be presented with... [full article »]

Jobster’s Last Remnants Sold to Jobing.com

by
John Zappe
Oct 26, 2010, 2:00 pm ET

Except that Facebook has 500 million users and is worth billions, Recruiting.com (nee Jobster) might have made a better movie. Its story has all the earmarks of a potential thriller: Jason Goldberg, former White House aide with a penchant for blogging and Prada fashion, launches clever recruitment startup that foreshadows coming social media explosion. Over the... [full article »]

RecruitingBlogs Founder in New Venture

by
John Zappe
Sep 2, 2010, 6:40 pm ET

The company behind recruiter blogging site RecruitingBlogs.com has joined forces with the owner of Recruiter.com to launch a new company and eventually turn the long-dormant site into a multi-featured portal. The announcement was made today via press release and — appropriately — blog posts. Jason Davis, the founder of RecruitingBlogs, has also relinquished his CEO title,... [full article »]

Referral Recruiting: Duh!

by
Hans Gieskes
Jul 14, 2010, 5:00 am ET

It has been interesting to note the recent re-emergence of referral recruiting ventures and ideas. Duh, everybody knows that (employee) referrals have been the No. 1 source of hires forever (as indicated by CareerXroads), and that according to professor Granovetter’s groundbreaking research in the early 1990s, close to 60% of people say they have found... [full article »]

Employee Referral Programs Using More Social Media

by
Todd Raphael
Jun 22, 2010, 5:50 am ET

Employee referrals and social recruiting, which already began melding through Jobvite, Cachinko, and other tools, are growing even closer as new vendors enter the field and corporations test how well their jobs spread on Facebook and other sites. Jobster has tried this all before, as did H3. But their mixed success did not mark the end of an... [full article »]

Zapoint Buys Jobster

by
John Zappe
Apr 5, 2010, 6:22 pm ET

Jobster, the company most famous for burning through almost $55 million in venture capital while it searched for a business model, has been sold to Zapoint. An excited  Chris Twyman, Zapoint’s founder and CEO, told me the acquisition fills a void in his company’s portfolio. By acquiring Jobster’s 800,000 profiles and, especially, its 250,000-280,000 active... [full article »]

Former Jobster CEO in Feud With Citibank Over Gay Network

by
John Zappe
Feb 25, 2010, 1:24 pm ET

Update: Citibank issued a statement this afternoon apologizing for the blocking of fabulis, saying: “Citibank sincerely apologizes to Mr. Goldberg for this misunderstanding. This situation had nothing to do with the content of his web site and any comments by our staff to the contrary were incorrect; we are reviewing what happened. This was a... [full article »]

Jobfox Gets a Loan

by
John Zappe
Jan 11, 2010, 4:52 pm ET

Santa came a day early for Jobfox. The job matching service got a $2 million   infusion the day before Christmas. It’s debt funding, which means what it sounds like: it’s a loan. [full article »]

Now Source Candidates Anywhere, Boolean Not Required

by
John Zappe
Oct 20, 2009, 3:39 pm ET

A new mobile sourcing application is having its coming out party tomorrow. AutoSearch Mobile for the iPhone and iPod Touch became available on the iPhone Store a month ago, but Wednesday marks its official debut at $4.99. AutoSearch Mobile, like its full-featured — and more expensive — PC and Mac version, makes it a snap... [full article »]

Jobster Reborn Away From The Cutting Edge

by
John Zappe
Sep 25, 2009, 12:47 pm ET

Remember Jobster? Of course you do. How could any recruiter forget the soap opera story of this company founded by a former White House staffer who, as CEO, burned through $46 million before he departed at the end of 2007? Besides spending like it was 1999, Jobster changed, enhanced, modified, enlarged, annexed — choose your... [full article »]

$3 Million For New Social Recruiting Site

by
John Zappe
Aug 4, 2009, 3:02 pm ET

If a startup can land $3 million in angel investment in a market like this, it’s a company worth watching even if it is a close DNA relative to Facebook and LinkedIn and only a gene or two removed from what Jobster once hoped to be. [full article »]

Build Your Brand; Get A LifeChart; And The Latest On Jobster, Too

by
John Zappe
Apr 6, 2009, 7:28 pm ET

Today we have news of new launches, a new ATS, and a couple of gossipy items that crossed our desk. PERSONAVITA Whoever first said job seeking was a full-time job probably had no idea just how much overtime 21st-century job seekers would have to put in. You have to brush up your resume — once... [full article »]

Jobvite’s New Tools May Be Game-changers For Social Network Recruiting

by
John Zappe
Feb 10, 2009, 8:00 am ET

Jobvite, the e-recruitment provider that emphasizes collaborative hiring, is releasing a new LinkedIn and Facebook interface today. Now, Jobvite users not only can forward company openings to their friends and connections, but they’ll know who among them is the best match for each position. That alone makes the announcement news, but this is a game-changer. Even more... [full article »]

New Tool Leverages Facebook Friends For Employee Referrals

by
John Zappe
Feb 2, 2009, 3:00 am ET

There’s a cool new app from a young startup making its first foray into the recruiting sector. Released by San Mateo-Calif. Appirio, the Referral Management Solution connects Salesforce and Facebook to allow a company’s employees to pass along job openings to their Facebook friends and refer them to hiring managers. [full article »]

The New Monster: It’s More User Friendly, But Is That Saying Much?

by
John Zappe
Jan 15, 2009, 11:30 am ET

I don’t fit neatly into anyone’s standard job taxonomy. So it was no surprise that in the “new” Monster (profile; site) none of the industry choices really fit “My Profile.” What was a surprise, not to mention a disappointment in this new, “user-centric” incarnation, is how much work it is for a jobseeker to play.... [full article »]