New app puts career content at the fingertips of millions of active and passive job seekers right from their iPhone™ and iPod touch® devices
PHILADELPHIA and NEW ORLEANS (2009 SHRM Annual Conference & Exposition) — June 29, 2009 — Beyond.com, Inc.,
the world’s largest network of niche career communities, today announced the availability of its new application, enabling users to search jobs across thousands of top-tier industry and local career sites directly from their iPhone or iPod touch devices. In addition to adding a new layer of convenience for job seekers, the app provides human resource professionals and recruiters with extended reach into both the active and passive job seeker communities who search for jobs on-the-go.
The announcement comes on the heels of Beyond.com’s recent relationship with viigo to bring interactive job search capabilities and career content to BlackBerry® and Windows Mobile device users via Viigo’s popular mobile application. With the launch of its iPhone/iPod app, Beyond.com now provides job postings across the three major smart phone platforms on the market today.
Employers and recruiters not only gain increased visibility to their job postings, but they can also access valuable articles and information on recruitment advertising and other HR-related topics. Job seekers can use the app to search jobs by keyword and location, view job details, forward jobs to friends and bookmark jobs. In addition, users can browse career articles for advice and tips on a variety of topics including job searching, resume writing and interviewing.
According to Apple®, iPhone sales for the second quarter 2009 represent a 123 percent increase in unit growth from the same quarter a year ago with more than 37 million total iPhone and iPod touch devices sold as of April 22, 2009. Mobile broadband technology has changed the way people gain access to information, interact with one another and search for jobs, requiring employers to re-evaluate their recruitment programs to be sure their job postings are receiving the most exposure through a variety of distribution mediums.
"Beyond.com continues to invest in and expand its technology to deliver the most complete set of tools and resources to HR professionals and job seekers," says Richard Milgram, CEO of Beyond.com, Inc. "With this new app, Beyond.com provides users with access to the latest information to help drive their careers; and employers with the ability to reach these job seekers where they learn, work and live online. With a growing number of savvy mobile users, we recognize the value of creating multiple channels for job seekers and employers to make connecting easier than ever."
The new Beyond.com application for iPhone and iPod touch users is available on iTunes. Beyond.com will automatically roll-out additional app features and functionality to users to ensure they continue to benefit from the best Beyond.com Network experience, regardless of time or location.
About Beyond.com, Inc.
Beyond.com is the world’s largest network of niche career communities, providing access to thousands of top-tier industry and local web sites. Our career search services and networking tools enable job seekers and employers to create targeted connections across thousands of online communities. We deliver a one-of-a-kind recruitment solution that provides the targeted exposure of a specialized job board, reinforced by the breadth and volume of a larger career network. Beyond.com was named to Inc. Magazine’s prestigious ‘Inc. 500’ list and is a Safeguard Scientifics, Inc
. (NYSE: SFE) partner company.