It isn't very often that something comes along that changes the nature of how we job search, but Jobfox could be the web site that does it, this time around.
A New Job Search Solution
It happened when the first job banks were created, and, again, when the job search engines came along. Now, Rob McGovern, founder and former CEO of CareerBuilder, one of those first job banks, has come up with a different solution for job seekers. Not only does JobFox approach the job market from a very different perspective, but it also provides professionals with a (free) personally branded career space that they can use to showcase their talents.
Matching You Up
Instead of going to a job bank or a job search engine to search for jobs to apply to, Jobfox matches you up with potential employers. Rob told me that it's more like visiting a dating service, like eHarmony, than it is like visiting a job bank.
When you create your profile, you'll answer some questions (it's easy clicking to respond) about your skills and what you did in each of your positions. Then, Jobfox matches your skills with the employer's job specifications. Both you, and the employer, will see a list of matches. If you're not contacted by an employer, you can follow up by sending a special "I'm interested" message.
In addition, Jobfox has some handy tools which notify you when there's a match by email and/or text message, let you see who has looked at your Jobfox page and your resume, enable you to communicate with employers via Instant Message, and put a Jobfox widget on your MySpace or other networking site page.
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