New Website Combines Social Networking with Career Search
SocialCareer.com allows users to refer their friends for open positions and rewards them with cash if the referral results in a new hire.
While the numbers are slowly retreating, countless Americans still find themselves looking for work but without either the means to search for new jobs or the ability to jump to the front of the line and get the edge over the competition. A new website aims to solve both of those problems by using social media to give applicants and their friends the advantage by providing the ever-important referral.
SocialCareer.com has combined the executive recruiting business with social media to create a new forum that is designed to help everyone involved.
“It’s not about what you know anymore,” said Marc Silber, founder of SocialCareer.com “Today, the referral is quickly becoming the most important aspect of finding that elusive new job.”
The website, launching today, operates like a traditional job recruitment firm in that it partners with companies by posting open positions in return for a pre-screening process that leaves only those who are deemed qualified for the open position.
The difference lies in the ability of people to create a free account and refer friends and acquaintances. Users are even able to reap the benefits of referring their friends, as a cash reward is given if the referral leads to a filled position.
“The company gets a well-qualified person to fill their needs, the user gets a significant cash reward, and most importantly, a person gets a life-changing job. This kind of across-the-board success is what America needs to regain its greatness,” says Silber.
Silber has run an executive search firm since 2007 alongside healthcare, pharmaceutical and other life science companies and has used this network as a basis for the initial job postings on SocialCareer. The website is working on expanding job postings to other career fields including financial, legal and management services.
SocialCareer.com has sent out a series of beta invites over the past few weeks and received enormous positive feedback from companies and users alike.
“We’ve had a tremendous amount of support pouring in from our early invitees. We feel that once people are able to see the success we envision, people will quickly be referring us to their friends and family,” said Silber.
For more information, visit www.socialcareer.com.
ABOUT SOCIALCAREER: SocialCareer is a revolutionary social recruiting site that acts as a platform for everyone involved in the process of career search including employers, hiring managers, human resources, candidates and employees. By bringing the referral process online, SocialCareer allows everyone to participate by raising referral rewards and lowering the cost of recruiting.