Jobs … Social Media … Applicant Tracking … It Must Be Another Launch

May 1, 2013
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Screen Shot 2013-05-01 at 10.00.44 AM“Imagine what the world of recruiting would be like if Twitter, Linkedin, Foursquare, and Monster combined into one awesome social recruiting platform that provides an easy way for job seekers and employers to connect in real-time.” That’s how Cedrick Dunn, founder of the Social Jobs Board, describes his company.

The Denver company has been working on its launch since about November of 2011. Employers (offerings are summed up briefly here) broadcast their jobs from their applicant tracking system or career site. Job seekers upload and send resumes to employers.

Of course, that’s just one of a long list of new companies, betas, updates, and so on. Here are a few more:

  • JobProx is a location-based app that alerts recruiters when a candidate is nearby.
  • Jobaline’s going for the hourly market, on mobile.
  • is a new site for job seekers to ask questions of recruiters. It’s from the HR Policy Association, an association of senior HR executives at large companies. It has been in a test launch period since last fall, with recruiters from Merck, AT&T, IBM, Gap, and other companies answering questions.
  • GroupTalent says it is launching “an email filter feature that reduces recruiter spam by reviewing every unsolicited or irrelevant email for fit against the entire talent portfolio.” In case you don’t know of the company, it’s in the business of matching IT and design employees with employers, particularly in New York and San Francisco.
  • This “1-page” looks interesting. Instead of a resume, candidates send in a one-page proposal as to how they’d help your company and hurt the competition. The company consulted with Avis, BevMo, DirectTV, Williams-Sonoma, and others in developing it. It received a seed round of $1.5 million, is raising more money, and is appearing soon in San Francisco.
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