SOURCE: Jobbguiden.se

November 13, 2007 03:00 ET

Jobbguiden.se Builds Job Matching Applications on Facebook Platform

Career Expert Offers Tips for Creating an Employer-Friendly Profile

STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN--(Marketwire - November 13, 2007) - If Facebook users don't have time to look for a job, Jobbguiden will do it for them. Jobbguiden.se, one of the Sweden's largest online job sites, announced it is now offering a job matching application on the Facebook Platform. Users who add the Jobbguiden applications, launched this week, will receive continuously updated job listings that are aligned with the information found in their profiles. Users can apply to positions directly or access a link to search for more jobs on the Jobbguiden Web site.

Jobbguiden's smart technology scans the Facebook user's profile for information such as major in university, hometown and network and then matches it with the most relevant jobs available in its database. When users bring up their profiles, they can view opportunities in their own backyard or other locations and share job opportunities with Facebook friends.

"Facebook has more than 36 million active users and is the 75th-most trafficked site in Sweden," said Johan Hjelte, Managing Director of Jobbguiden.se, a subsidiary of CareerBuilder.com. "Building a job matching application on Facebook Platform enables Jobbguiden to interface with a large, highly interactive community dominated by users who are choosing and building career paths. We are making the job search process easier and more convenient for Facebook users while providing employers with a unique way to market their job openings."

Facebook users can find the applications at the following pages:

About page

http://www.facebook.com/apps/application.php?id=18253669416

Install page

http://apps.facebook.com/jobbguiden/

As with any information shared over the Internet, Hjelte warns that Facebook users should be mindful of what they include in their profiles. A CareerBuilder.com study of 1,150 hiring managers found one-in-ten (12 percent) said they have used social networking sites to screen job candidates. Of these hiring managers, the majority (63 percent) did not hire the person based on what they found.

Hjelte recommends the following to make your profile employer-friendly:

1. Promote yourself. Employers often look at profiles to get a better sense of the candidate's talents and fit within the company culture. Use your profile to showcase your creativity and contributions. Highlight achievements and awards, post things you've written or designed, include community or volunteer activities or other pertinent information.

2. Have no regrets. Don't post anything on your profile or your friends' profiles you wouldn't want a prospective employer to see. Derogatory comments, risqué photos, foul language and lewd jokes all will be viewed as a reflection of your character.

3. Be discreet. If your network offers the option, consider setting your profile to "private," so that it is viewable only by friends of your choosing. And since you can't control what other people say on your site, you may want to use the "block comments" feature.

About Jobbguiden.se

Jobbguiden.se is one of Sweden's largest job sites and a subsidiary of CareerBuilder.com, the leading online job site in the U.S. The company offers Internet solutions within job postings, career advice and Employer Branding for both employers and job seekers. The site was launched in 2004 and has since then helped thousands of employers to connect with job seekers within all categories of work. With the goal of being the largest job site in Sweden, Jobbguiden.se has grown quickly and will continue its expansion rapidly in the next following years. Today Jobbguiden.se has a number of partnerships and powers the career sites for many other big Swedish web sites, both broad and niche sites, in order to reach as many job seekers as possible. For more information about Jobbguiden.se, visit http://www.jobbguiden.se.

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Contact Information

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