Social networking sites are widely known as ways to keep in contact or connect with friends, family, or even work connections. However, Simply Hired and Plaxo, a popular social network for post-college professionals, have recently formed a partnership that allows Plaxo members to use their social network to find their dream job or to help a friend find their perfect job. This partnership also extends the reach of Simply Hired advertisers to this vibrant market of 25 million passive job seekers.
If you’re a member of Plaxo in the US, you’ll now find a new Jobs section on Plaxo.com that taps into the Simply Hired database. Jobs on Plaxo can become “social job listings” with the capacity to be shared throughout your network, re-shared and commented upon like other shared content on Plaxo.
So say you have a brother or sister who is on the hunt for a job and you’re an awesome sibling who’s on the lookout for them. If you find a job that you think might tickle their fancy, you’ll be able to send it to them. You could even include a comment about how by getting a job, they’ll be able to afford their own place and move off your couch. ;)
In addition, Plaxo members will occasionally see targeted job listings in their Pulse streams that match the professional information on their profile. The jobs will come to you!
Check out the press release!