Job Search

Glassdoor raises $50 Million

Glassdoor raises $50 Million

Glassdoor.com, the website that made it OK to rant (“or praise”) about you’re current and former employers, just announced it has closed another $50 Million venture round. This brings the total investment to over $93 million, in 6 years. The company reports 22 Million members from over 190 different countries. Compete.com shows monthly user visits of 3 Million. What’s...

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Monster going down like the Titanic, just slower!

Monster going down like the Titanic, just slower!

The once 800 pound Gorilla in the Internet Job Search Market, Monster.com, is slowly coming to the end of it’s life. On December 4th, 2013,Monster started laying off hundreds of employees, and abandoning some international markets. As a pioneer in the Internet Recruting and Internet Job Search industry, I’ve always lived and worked under the “Monster Cloud”. Monster has...

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Facebook’s New Job App will Eat Monster!

With the recent announcement of the long-awaited “Facebook Job App”, and having read some pretty negative reviews, I started wondering what kind of impact will Facebook really have in the “recruiting industry”. First off, everyone wonders… “Will this kill LinkedIn?” Not at all. I think LinkedIn will benefit from the competition. In the recruiting world...

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The worst LinkedIn email EVER… Kind of sad but funny!

The worst LinkedIn email EVER… Kind of sad but funny!

Today, I receive the following LinkedIn email… from a self-described “Branding Expert”. Tom Peters described a Personal Brand in his now famous 1997 article published in FastCompany; ‚ÄúThe brand is a promise of the value you’ll receive.‚Äù ‚ÄúHow do you decide whose messages you’re going to read and respond to first — and whose you’re going...

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LinkedIn Acquires Indeed – The deal that never happened.

Joel Cheesman always has the scoop in the Internet Recruiting industry. As a subscriber to his blog, I got a late-night email with a tip stating that LinkedIn might be buying Indeed. That got me thinking… ‚ÄúWhat a brilliant move by LinkedIn!‚Äù Unfortunately, ‚ÄúThe deal that could have been‚Äù wasn’t. Instead, Indeed is being acquired by Recruit Co, from Japan....

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LinkedIn Profile Optimization with Reid Hoffman, LinkedIn Founder

I came across this interview of Reid Hoffman, the Founder of LinkedIn, from February 2009. Reid talks about the importance of LinkedIn profile optimization, from several points of view, including the benefits of personal branding, as well as from a job search perspective. While it’s an old interview, I think it’s always helpful to hear the founder talk about his views of using...

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