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FirstJob Simplifies Job Search for Recent College Graduates

Company matches recent college graduates with employers through their existing social networks

College & University Pressroom

SAN FRANCISCO--()--FirstJob announced today the launch of its job site designed to simplify the job search and application process for first-time job seekers. The company matches recent college graduates with employers through their existing social networks by providing a curated database of relevant career opportunities and putting their networks to work.

“Recent grads don’t realize that they already have a wealth of professional connections within their social network. FirstJob helps them identify and mobilize those existing connections to increase their chances of getting hired in today’s competitive job market.”

FirstJob streamlines the process for job seekers and employers alike, with an intuitive user experience that helps young professionals stand out in the application process and enables employers to quickly and easily source the best talent. FirstJob’s complete solution helps recent college graduates find the most suitable job openings, identify their strongest company connections and easily get endorsements from friends, classmates, colleagues and professors. Together these tools empower applicants to find the jobs that best fit their qualifications, personality and interests.

“Finding a job after college is difficult. New graduates often spend months searching job boards for quality entry-level opportunities. FirstJob makes it simple by providing exactly what they’re looking for,” said Eyal Grayevsky, founder and CEO of FirstJob. “Recent grads don’t realize that they already have a wealth of professional connections within their social network. FirstJob helps them identify and mobilize those existing connections to increase their chances of getting hired in today’s competitive job market.”

Employers often have difficulty identifying top entry-level talent. FirstJob gives them a more in-depth look into candidate strengths, easy access to reliable references from within the organization and a fee structure where companies only pay after finding quality candidates.

The company aims to simplify the college recruiting process through both its innovative online recruiting platform and targeted university outreach program. With this, FirstJob is able to actively promote its partners’ brand and job awareness online, as well as strengthen their physical and social media presence at their target schools. The service complements employers’ existing college recruiting techniques, reducing the need to rely on time-intensive and costly tactics, such as campus visits, traveling to career fairs and connecting with numerous career centers.

As part of its complete solution for job seekers, FirstJob provides a number of proprietary features:

  • Company Connect™: Compiles job seekers’ existing company connections from Facebook and LinkedIn, displaying and ranking their connections by company.
  • EZ Vouch™: Enables job seekers to collect skill and personality endorsements from their most relevant Facebook and LinkedIn contacts.
  • App Tracker: Displays the status of job seekers’ applications and tells candidates where they are in the hiring cycle.
  • Profile Metrics: Provides helpful statistics including how many employers, as well as which employers, viewed job seekers’ profiles.

About FirstJob

Founded in 2011, FirstJob™ is the only job site of its kind, matching college students and recent graduates with employers through their existing social networks. The company’s mission is to simplify the job search by creating the industry's most intuitive user experience, making it easy for young professionals to stand out in the application process – and for employers to source the best talent. With a curated, comprehensive database of quality internship and entry-level positions, and features such as EZ Vouch™, Company Connect™, App Tracker and Profile Metrics, FirstJob offers a complete solution for those looking to jumpstart their career. FirstJob is a privately-held company, headquartered in San Francisco. For more information, please visit FirstJob on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and online at www.firstjob.com.

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