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Friday, April 07, 2006

Friday Tidbits from the Job Hunting World

InternNation helps connect college students, enabling them to find sublets for their current apartments as well as housing and roommates for this summer. A recent study released by Vault.com shows that almost 9 out of 10 (86 percent) college graduates reported completing at least one internship. This summer, many students will intern away from home, living in unfamiliar cities across the country. For these college students, securing an internship is only half of the problem; they still need to find housing, roommates, friends, and activities.

Jobster, Inc. and Six Apart Ltd., a leader in blogging software and services for individuals and businesses, have launched a program to let bloggers easily add a Jobster search widget to their TypePad site and be a career resource for blog readers. Bloggers can also customize a Jobster jobs feed to provide job listings to readers that tie directly to the blog topic. “Jobster's 200-plus premium employers have found increasingly that the people they want to hire are more likely to be reading a blog on a given day than they are to be visiting a job board," said Jason Goldberg, CEO of Jobster.

Zoom Information, Inc., the search engine for discovering people, companies and relationships, has accelerated and simplified the process of targeting, communicating with and qualifying potential candidates. ZoomInfo's flagship product PowerSearch can now be purchased with JobCast , an integrated email and campaign management platform. Unlike traditional job boards that often deliver heaps of unqualified resumes, JobCast automates the candidate targeting process by giving recruiters the power to select exact matches from over 29 million business professionals and allowing potential candidates to self-select and pre-qualify themselves for specific positions. JobCast additionally has an automated referral mechanism to help recruiters tap into external referral networks and fill pipelines for future openings.

Accountants Looking for Jobs Can Afford to be Choosy ...Jennifer Tecson, 47, believes she'll find an accounting position that fits into her own requirements: It must be within a five-mile radius of her home in Windermere, Fla. The confidence of Fieler and Tecson is not misplaced. Both are likely to get what they're looking for. Accountants are a hot commodity. Demand for professionals with solid skills, education and experience, is way up since passage of the Sarbanes-Oxley corporate reform legislation in 2002. Jerry Love, chairman elect of the Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants, said firms everywhere are struggling to find accountants with three to five years of experience. "The common theme is, 'I need more people, and I need more experienced people,'" he told the Austin Business Journal. (AccountingWeb)

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