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Simply Hired

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Simply Hired





Simply Hired keeps expanding its job search


By Matt Marshall 12.4.06 10:27 PM



  • Simply Hired, the Mountain View job search engine, continues to expand its distribution network aggressively in this competitive industry.


  • The start-up will announce tomorrow that it will power the online job search of the nation’s fifth largest newspaper, the New York Post. It will also introduce “Resume Post” on MySpace. This lets job seekers at MySpace also post their resume to six different job boards at once, including Monster, CareerBuilder, Job.com, GettingHired, Net-Temps and Beyond.com.


  • Simply Hired calls itself the largest job search engine, with more than 5 million job listings and counting. The deals are just the latest in an aggressive push by the company for to maximize the reach of its search. It is signing up big sites and little sites. It already powers the search of MySpace Jobs and LinkedIn Jobs. It also sports a range of specialty job searches, for example at companies that are eco-friendly, elderly friendly, gay friendly, and dog friendly. Some of its competitors are Indeed, Jobster, and a new company called itzBig


  • Simply Hired has raised $17.7 million in funding from News Corporation’s Fox Interactive Media, Foundation Capital, Garage Technology Ventures and individual investors.


  • Of course, the most popular job sites remain Monster, CareerBuilder, and HotJobs, in that order - and they're certainly more visible. They have plenty of handy tools for job seekers and an important feature Simply Hired lacks - a place to put your résumé (with enough urging from visitors, that feature could appear on Simply Hired; company reps seemed open to the idea). But the three big players focus more on the companies that pay for their recruiting services than on job seekers. Check out the home pages of the top two, and you'll see that the most prominent sign-in buttons are for employers.


Partnerships and mashups


  • Simply Hired is keen to establish partnerships, and its first big one was with LinkedIn, the career-networking site with about six million users. Once you've also joined LinkedIn, you gain access to


  • mashups of the two sites. For instance, with a single click, a Who Do I Know? mashup lets you locate anyone in your LinkedIn network who works for a company with an opening that interests you. Other tools include Apply Now, Company Research, Map Jobs (which provides you with a Google Map), and Research Salary (a mashup with PayScale.com). The Apply Now feature will take you away from the Simply Hired site to whatever page the particular company uses for online applications. No review of Simply Hired would be complete without at least a mention of its hilarious sister site, Simply Fired








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