SOURCE: The Muse

The Muse

April 26, 2016 07:00 ET

Advancing Its Career Ecosystem, The Muse Achieves Robust Growth in First Quarter of 2016

Company Welcomes 76 New Clients, Helping More Employers Hire Qualified Talent and Candidates Find Their Dream Jobs

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - Apr 26, 2016) - The Muse, the most trusted career brand for Millennials and beyond, today announced details of its strong momentum throughout the first quarter of 2016. During this time, the company welcomed 76 new clients seeking to attract and hire top talent, helped more members advance in their careers, expanded its personalized Coach Connect service, and gained greater recognition throughout the recruiting space.

"The Muse was founded to transform the way companies and candidates connect; offering innovative tools to help businesses attract right-fit talent, and providing candidates with the resources to land their perfect job, and excel at it," said Kathryn Minshew, CEO and Co-Founder of The Muse. "Our immense growth during the first quarter highlights the value of our solutions for both employers and job seekers. We are thrilled to have started 2016 so fruitfully and anticipate continued success throughout the year."

Client and User Growth

The Muse helps organizations find their next great hires using fully branded profiles and content, highlighting a company's culture and showcasing its unique employer brand on TheMuse.com and across its digital footprint. Overall, 76 new clients joined The Muse in the first quarter of 2016, representing a broad range of industries and sizes. Some of The Muse's new clients include leading brands like the Washington Redskins, The Honest Company, Penske, Quintiles, Dun and Bradstreet, Lending Club, Jive Software and Betterment.

These companies will benefit from The Muse's large and always growing user base of job seekers hunting for their next great opportunity, as well as passive candidates exploring different organizations and perusing career advice. The Muse's community continued to expand in the first quarter as well, with the site now attracting more than 5 million unique visitors each month. Through an extensive collection of jobs and companies, The Muse provides top talent with more than just a job description to help gauge available opportunities, sharing an inside look at the companies, too, through photos, videos and employee testimonials. As a result, candidates can better invest their time applying to jobs for which they are qualified and have identified a strong cultural fit.

Expanded Coaching Services

In addition to helping job seekers search for jobs and explore companies, The Muse also offers professional career coaching through its Coach Connect platform. In the first quarter, the company expanded these services to include Interview Coaching, Negotiation Coaching and Leadership Coaching, providing users with the skills to land their dream job, negotiate for a higher salary or a raise, and improve their leadership skills to bring more value to any organization.

Industry Recognition

As the company continues to become the leading career destination, chosen by more than 50 million people every year to support their professional development, The Muse has received growing industry recognition. In January, The Muse was named a New York Future 50 Award winner by SmartCEO magazine, distinguishing it as one of the fastest-growing mid-sized companies in New York. During the award ceremony, Minshew was chosen among all Future 50 winners to receive the Vistage Leadership Legacy Award, honoring CEOs who exemplify the ideals of trust, caring, challenge and growth.

The company has also shared its thought leadership in numerous media outlets and industry events. Minshew provided insights on hiring in the tech industry with CNN and Yahoo! Finance, and was a featured guest on the HRExaminer Radio Hour. In addition, The Muse demonstrated its solutions at the ERE Recruiting Conference.

Looking Ahead

"The first quarter of 2016 has been marked by rapid growth and recognition of the value that our services and solutions deliver to employers and job seekers alike, setting the stage for continued success," said Minshew. "The Muse is rising to meet demand among candidates for greater insights into companies and what they can offer, while providing employers with access to qualified, diverse and tech-savvy talent. As our approach continues to attract new members and companies alike, we expect to sustain this momentum far into the future."

About The Muse
The Muse is the most trusted career site for Millennials today, having forever changed how candidates find their dream jobs and employers find their best-fit employees. Chosen by millions as their trusted career platform to explore and apply for jobs at hundreds of companies across all industries and sizes, The Muse delivers quality advice, skills-building resources, and coaching services to passive and active candidates. Employers rely on The Muse to hire top talent by showcasing their brands and corporate culture, creating authentic and lasting connections with candidates before they even apply.

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