Jobster Launches the First Online Career Service Designed for the Digital Generation
New Product Announcements Follow Record January Traffic of More Than 1 Million Unique Visitors
SEATTLE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Hot on the heels of a record January in which more than 1 million unique individuals visited the www.jobster.com website, Jobster Inc. today launched the first online career service designed for the digital generation. The new Jobster, which can be found at www.jobster.com, marks a major step forward in the evolution of employment websites. Jobster is the first career development website to make extensive use of Web 2.0 technologies to help individuals connect with people, information and opportunities to help them further their careers. In an industry first, the new Jobster offers employers unlimited free personalized job postings, enabling jobseekers to meet the hiring manager or recruiter for a particular position, and immediately presents employers with potential matching candidates.
“We believe that the real value is in matching the right person to the right job, not in the posting of the employment opportunity. Today’s release is a profound expression of our Jobster mission: to help people reach their potential by providing innovative online services that enable meaningful career matches”
“We spent the last twelve months designing the new Jobster to meet the needs and expectations of the digital generation,” said Jobster CEO Jason Goldberg. “The digital generation has widely embraced social networking, user generated content and video, and Jobster is bringing these technologies to career development and humanizing the job search process. The digital generation has demanded more efficient business models, and Jobster is committed to bringing innovations to the employment category, beginning today with our unlimited free job postings and candidate matching model.
“We believe that the real value is in matching the right person to the right job, not in the posting of the employment opportunity. Today’s release is a profound expression of our Jobster mission: to help people reach their potential by providing innovative online services that enable meaningful career matches,” Goldberg said.
Goldberg outlined the following three principles that guided the development of Jobster’s online career service for the digital generation:
1. “We believe that career development is a lifestyle, not a transaction. That is why we are creating a service which people will want to use again and again to connect with people, information and opportunities to further their careers.”
2. “We believe that the value is in the match, not in the posting. That is why Jobster offers unlimited free job postings so that anyone and everyone can experience and help shape our new model for career matching. That is also why we are firmly committed to continued technical innovation on our premium hiring tools which hundreds of leading employers pay to use to home in on better matches for their positions.”
3. “We believe that people hire people, not résumés, and that people go to work for people, not for job descriptions. That is why we are embracing digital career profiles which utilize user-generated content, tag-based data and navigation models, and video to help bring the real person behind the résumé and the job description to life.”
Key features of the new Jobster online career services for the digital generation released today include the following:
Jobster also announced today that it will become Facebook’s exclusive job search partner and will launch a career center on Facebook in the spring. For more details on this news, register for a WebEx conference call with Jobster CEO Jason Goldberg on February 8 at 10:00 a.m. PST,/1:00 p.m. EST. To register for the event, please visit: https://eval.webex.com/mw0303l/mywebex/default.do?service=7&main_url=% 2Ftc0408l%2Ftrainingcenter%2Fdefault.do%3Fsiteurl%3Deval%26main_url%3D %252Ftc0408l%252Fe.do%253FAT%253DMI%2526%2526Host%253Df434050922031802 17564303061a5a020816190b09095d12540f355856470500020646515c55%2526UID %253D53648272%2526siteurl%253Deval%2526confID%253D388270007 &siteurl=eval. (Due to its length, this URL may need to be copied/pasted into your Internet browser's address field. Remove the extra space if one exists.)
Founded in 2004, Jobster’s mission is to help people meet their potential by providing innovative online services that enable meaningful career matches. Every day employers and jobseekers around the world rely on Jobster to connect with each other. Starbucks, Expedia.com, Boeing, Premera Blue Cross, Microsoft, Google, Philips, Samsung, Boston Scientific and more than 15 percent of Fortune 100 employers use Jobster’s premium hiring tools to find the great people they cannot find elsewhere. Jobster has offices throughout North America and the U.K. and is backed by industry-leading investors Ignition Partners, Trinity Ventures, Mayfield Fund and Reed Elsevier Ventures. For more information, visit http://www.jobster.com.