I am always thrilled when a new site is launched that does something different. CareerSonar, which merges networking with job searching, is one of those sites.
Networking is one of the key ways job seekers find new jobs, and now there is a way to easily search for job listings where you have connections at a company. CareerSonar taps social networking and job listings in an integrated way to help job seekers access employment opportunities. The system is based on the widely held belief amongst career experts that effective networking and not just applying for jobs is a critical component of a successful job search.
It hasn't always been an easy process to cross-reference your connections and potential employers. However, with CareerSonar you can view, in a simple visual format which shows the profile pictures of your Facebook friends and LinkedIn connections, who you're connected with. Instead of finding job listings, then going to LinkedIn to see who you know, your connections are right there and you can message them via the system.
Even better, CareerSonar ranks job listings by the level of connections you have at the company. The jobs where you have the highest level connections will be at the top of the list of job postings that match your search criteria.
Aviram Ben Moshe, CareerSonar Co-Founder & CTO says, "Job boards have become very ineffective, and it's exceedingly difficult for job seekers to get noticed with a cold approach. So much so that many refer to job boards as 'black holes' for resumes." That resume black hole is an issue for many job seekers, because they simply don't hear back from employers.
With CareerSonar, you can, at least, talk to a connection to help get a foot in the hiring door and to get insider information on the job and the company. CareerSonar's Twitter profile says "Friends don't let friends use job boards!" and it's worth giving the site a try to see if you can streamline your job search efforts and tap your connections.
CareerSonar is free for job seekers and it's quick and easy to set up an account and import your Facebook and LinkedIn contacts.
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