Jobbguiden.se Builds Job Matching Applications on Facebook Platform

Tuesday, 13. November 2007 09:00



Career Expert Offers Tips for Creating an Employer-Friendly Profile

STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN -- (MARKET WIRE) -- 11/13/07 -- If Facebook users
don't have time to look for a job, Jobbguiden will do it for them.
Jobbguiden.se, one of the Sweden's largest online job sites,
announced it is now offering a job matching application on the
Facebook Platform. Users who add the Jobbguiden applications,
launched this week, will receive continuously updated job listings
that are aligned with the information found in their profiles. Users
can apply to positions directly or access a link to search for more
jobs on the Jobbguiden Web site.

Jobbguiden's smart technology scans the Facebook user's profile for
information such as major in university, hometown and network and
then matches it with the most relevant jobs available in its database.
When users bring up their profiles, they can view opportunities in
their own backyard or other locations and share job opportunities
with Facebook friends.

"Facebook has more than 36 million active users and is the 75th-most
trafficked site in Sweden," said Johan Hjelte, Managing Director of
Jobbguiden.se, a subsidiary of CareerBuilder.com. "Building a job
matching application on Facebook Platform enables Jobbguiden to
interface with a large, highly interactive community dominated by
users who are choosing and building career paths. We are making the
job search process easier and more convenient for Facebook users
while providing employers with a unique way to market their job
openings."

Facebook users can find the applications at the following pages:

About page

http://www.facebook.com/apps/application.php?id=18253669416

Install page

http://apps.facebook.com/jobbguiden/

As with any information shared over the Internet, Hjelte warns that
Facebook users should be mindful of what they include in their
profiles. A CareerBuilder.com study of 1,150 hiring managers found
one-in-ten (12 percent) said they have used social networking sites
to screen job candidates. Of these hiring managers, the majority (63
percent) did not hire the person based on what they found.

Hjelte recommends the following to make your profile
employer-friendly:

1. Promote yourself. Employers often look at profiles to get a
better sense of the candidate's talents and fit within the company
culture. Use your profile to showcase your creativity and
contributions. Highlight achievements and awards, post things you've
written or designed, include community or volunteer activities or
other pertinent information.

2. Have no regrets. Don't post anything on your profile or your
friends' profiles you wouldn't want a prospective employer to see.
Derogatory comments, risque photos, foul language and lewd jokes all
will be viewed as a reflection of your character.

3. Be discreet. If your network offers the option, consider
setting your profile to "private," so that it is viewable only by
friends of your choosing. And since you can't control what other
people say on your site, you may want to use the "block comments"
feature.

About Jobbguiden.se

Jobbguiden.se is one of Sweden's largest job sites and a subsidiary
of CareerBuilder.com, the leading online job site in the U.S. The
company offers Internet solutions within job postings, career advice
and Employer Branding for both employers and job seekers. The site
was launched in 2004 and has since then helped thousands of employers
to connect with job seekers within all categories of work. With the
goal of being the largest job site in Sweden, Jobbguiden.se has grown
quickly and will continue its expansion rapidly in the next following
years. Today Jobbguiden.se has a number of partnerships and powers
the career sites for many other big Swedish web sites, both broad and
niche sites, in order to reach as many job seekers as possible. For
more information about Jobbguiden.se, visit http://www.jobbguiden.se.

Facebook(R) is a registered trademark of Facebook Inc.

Media Contact:
Jobbguiden.se
Nicklas Jonsson (Sverige)
Marknadschef
08-522 167 02
073-505 14 94


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