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Job board Ranked #2 Source of New Hires, Second only to Referrals (mostly employee referrals)

Today, Mark and Gerry of CareerXRoads released their latest 2010 Source of Hire Report.


Two of the most notable changes in the numbers this year are the following:

* Job boards became the #2 source of new hires, behind referrals.

* Social media sites still don't account for a large percentage of hires.


To me,…


Added by Jonathan Duarte on March 17, 2011 at 6:59pm — No Comments

LinkedIn Announces IPO - Interesting LinkedIn Facts!

Today, LinkedIn file their initial intent to for a LinkedIn IPO.


Here are some interesting facts about that came out in the IPO filing:

* LinkedIn will be the first US based Social Networking site to go public.



Added by Jonathan Duarte on January 27, 2011 at 8:00pm — 2 Comments

Is the US facing a Talent Exodus?

For the last 50+ years the US has been importing the top intellectual minds from developing countries, through offering subsidized education, the promise of full-time employment, and a better standard of living… ie “The American Dream”.

As these Top Immigrant Intellects completed their degrees, masters programs, and PhD’s, US companies snatched them up with lucrative visa policies and wages that provided a very high standard of living, compared to their home countries. Today, many of… Continue

Added by Jonathan Duarte on November 11, 2009 at 6:37pm — 1 Comment

Social Media Recruiting- Is your company saying “We don’t care!”

You NEED a Social Strategy! Even a basic one!

Your top recruits are already using sites like LinkedIn, FaceBook, and Twitter.

They’re out there looking for you!

What are they finding?

We are here!

We are a great company to work for!

Come, see for yourself!


We don’t get it!”

We don’t care!”

Even if you have a company presence on LinkedIn, Twitter, or FaceBook, Do you know what it says? Or who wrote… Continue

Added by Jonathan Duarte on October 27, 2009 at 2:43pm — 1 Comment

Top 10 Benefits of using Twitter during a job search.

Twitter is growing exponentially. Employer’s are using Twitter and other social sites to research job applicants. But still, few job seekers have no idea how to use Twitter for a job search.

One of the primary drivers of twitter growth has been the ability to share and find… Continue

Added by Jonathan Duarte on September 23, 2009 at 2:49pm — No Comments

Jobing buys Cheezhead for SEO move

Has Cheezhead lost his mind, selling to

On, September 9, 2009, announced the acquisition of the Cheezhead Group, with infamous HR blogger, Joel Cheesman.

Why would a Aaron Matos, CEO of, want to buy a notoriously outspoken blogger?

While the answer might seem strange, but Search Engine Optimization (SEO) is probably the #1 reason.

Over the years, has been purchasing a lot of undervalued or distressed… Continue

Added by Jonathan Duarte on September 16, 2009 at 4:18pm — No Comments

Job Seekers - Ignore Social Networking at your own peril!

45% of Employers are using Social Networking sites to research job seekers.

CareerBuilder recently polled 2,667 hiring managers about their use of social networking in the recruiting process. The results of the poll are something that every job seeker, no matter what level of experience or industry should come to understand.

The job search rules have changed. The process of simply applying with a resume, no longer exists. Employers have access to the social networking… Continue

Added by Jonathan Duarte on September 16, 2009 at 4:15pm — No Comments

Is CareerBuilder for sale? Microsoft to buy?

The Tribune bankruptcy might cause a major shake up in the Internet Recruiting market.

Tribune Co. is a 40% owner of CareerBuilder.

Chapter 11 bankruptcy, means the creditors, owners, and a judge have to sort out the debts, and where the money is going to come from.

One possibility is a sale of Tribune's share in CareerBuilder.

Who would buy? Good question. Microsoft could be a buyer. They already own 4% of Careerbuilder. They also have cash, which is what… Continue

Added by Jonathan Duarte on December 12, 2008 at 4:30pm — No Comments


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