SOURCE: Brazen Careerist, Inc.

Brazen Careerist -- Gen Y Branding and Recruitment Platform

June 16, 2010 08:00 ET

Brazen Careerist Adds Targeted Job Listings to Its Gen Y Branding and Recruitment Platform

Targeted Recruiting Tool Allows Candidates to Connect Directly With Hiring Managers and Peer Employees Before Applying to a Job

MADISON, WI--(Marketwire - June 16, 2010) -  Brazen Careerist (www.brazencareerist.com), the leading social network for Generation Y professionals, today announces the launch of targeted job listings as the latest addition to its Gen Y Branding and Recruitment Platform. The addition of targeted job listings allows employers and recruiters to easily target an engaged community of Generation Y job seekers, thought-leaders and bloggers, and provides customers with a first in the industry opportunity to incorporate social and conversational features with their traditionally static job listings.

As the recruitment landscape changes and Generation Y employees are increasingly targeted for critical corporate positions, companies are turning to social networks to find top young talent. According to a Jobvite survey, seventy-two percent of companies plan to invest more in recruiting through social networks while a majority say they will invest less in more costly sources, including job boards, third-party recruitment and campus recruiting. 

Brazen Careerist's Targeted Job Listings connect career-focused Gen Y job applicants directly with the hiring managers, HR professionals or recruiters representing the jobs listed on the site. Candidates not only find open positions that match their interests and experience level, but can also easily share postings with their social graph, and get background information on the job poster, the company, and other employees that can help them tailor a cover letter and subsequent interview talking points.

Even more importantly, Gen Y job seekers can connect and interact directly with peers who work for companies with job openings through Brazen Careerist's conversation-centric, social feature set. This unprecedented level of transparency into a company's culture and real time conversations with employees allows candidates to make better decisions before applying to a job and saves job posters countless hours of sifting through unqualified applications. With more than 1,000 recruiters and HR professionals already actively using the site, Brazen Careerist's conversational tool set is addressing a real problem.

"As a Recruiting Manager for a global corporation, I have found the people on Brazen Careerist to be on the whole more driven, intelligent, socially-aware and plugged-in to their careers than the average applicant I encounter," said La Donna Lockey VP/Recruiting Manager at Citigroup.

"Professional conversation is a key factor in solving the online recruiting problem. Job seekers want to know that real people are behind the countless job postings and career pages they find online," said Ryan Healy, COO and Co-Founder of Brazen Careerist. "Our platform allows candidates to interact directly with job posters, employees and peers before applying to a job, and in the process we're able to collect extremely valuable candidate data and provide precision job matches for our customers."

Hiring managers, HR professionals and recruiters can list positions on Brazen Careerist starting at $145 per job with volume discounts available. Listings run for 30 days and are targeted to users on the Brazen Careerist site. Job listings and employer brands can be further promoted through various services offered on the Brazen Careerist Branding and Recruitment Platform. To celebrate the launch of targeted job listings, Brazen Careerist is offering a 25% discount for any jobs posted within the first 7 days of the initial announcement. 

About Brazen Careerist
Brazen Careerist (www.brazencareerist.com) is the leading social network for Generation Y professionals. The site uses a conversation based feature set to showcase job seekers' ideas and potential as a compliment to their background and experience and "levels the playing field" for Generation Y by reversing the disadvantage these candidates have faced on other online career sites where experienced candidates appear more employable. For recruiters and hiring managers, Brazen Careerist is a branding and recruitment platform that offers unique deep insight into the critical thinking skills, ideas, knowledge, and peer influence of high performing Generation Y candidates whose potential would not be discoverable from a traditional online resume.

For more information on Targeted Job Postings and other Gen Y branding and recruitment services, please visit Brazen Careerist's Recruiting Solutions page.

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