Anyone who remembers the dot-bomb period, somewhere between 2001-03 remembers a time and online job search experience wrought with interstitials, pop-ups, pop-unders, “Whack-a-Mole” banners and “Make eBay Millions” postings. As an industry, anecdotal evidence even pointed to the selling of resumes and e-mail addresses to the most dubious of third parties.Continue reading: Job searching then and now
LinkedIn has announced some additions and refurbishments to their Talent Advantage tools, a suite of solutions for recruiters who source and target candidates on the professional network. Now companies can customize their company profiles with viewer-aware information that can adapt to the viewer’s location, industry, and function to enhance their employer brand.Continue reading: linkedin debuts upgraded talent tools
Like you, I’m doing my best to wrap my head around this whole economic, bailout, end of days thingy. I’m especially hoping to gain some clarity in regards to what it means to the employment space.Continue reading: Vendors not making money?
NaviSite Inc.(NASDAQ: NAVI), a provider of enterprise hosting and application services, announced that earlier this month they received a letter from the NASDAQ Stock Market that the company was not in compliance with NASDAQ Marketplace Rule 4310(c)(3).Continue reading: nasdaq warns america’s job exchange owner
In the years that I’ve been doing predictions, this round seems to be particularly difficult. Why? Well, the overall landscape is relatively depressing. For now at least, the days of new and interesting start-ups are on hold. The big guys aren’t exactly in an experimental mood. And even social networking seems sorta played now 5 years after the introduction of MySpace.Continue reading: 2012 predictions
I didn’t think Monster could top its own stupidity after buying Affinity Labs for a ridiculous $62 million in cash earlier this year. However, they undoubtedly did top themselves today after announcing the acquisition of fairy dust matching technology provider and vertical job search engine Trovix for an OMFG $72.5 million.
Seventy-plus million for Trovix? Really?
Couldn’t Monster have saved a few bucks and just built something themselves? I mean, they apparently have $72.5 million for the project.Continue reading: monster buys trovix