SOURCE: Affinity Circles

June 16, 2009 14:05 ET

Affinity Circles Helps Universities Meet Alumni Career Needs

inCircle Provides Job Seekers Inside Access to Top Companies

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA--(Marketwire - June 16, 2009) - Affinity Circles, Inc., the leading provider of trusted social networks for alumni associations and professional trade associations, announced today that in the last quarter, the number of job seekers using their alumni networks to connect directly with companies has tripled.

With more than 18 million graduates from over 150 leading university alumni associations and professional organizations, Affinity Circles' alumni networks cater to a broad range of both passive and active candidates. A subscription based service, inCircle differs significantly from other online networks and career services in that it allows job seekers to avoid the hassle of wading through irrelevant job listings. Instead, opportunities are matched to members based on their interests and they connect directly with the company, without having to apply to a particular listing.

"We have seen an influx of alums turning to our alumni network specifically for help with their careers," said Michael Hofherr of Penn State Smeal College of Business. "Through inCircle, we are able to connect people directly with top companies."

inCircle Recruiting, a recruiting solution for employers, saves companies time and money when trying to identify the right candidates. Through inCircle Recruiting, staffing teams are able to tap into a network of exclusive online communities, establish an interactive branded presence and instantly reach and engage qualified candidates in an environment they trust. Employers can also expand their reach and engage prospects through additional channels such as email, Facebook, RSS feeds and other push technologies.

"Reduced staffing teams don't have time for traditional recruitment methods that take too long, cost too much, and are ineffective," said Teresa Torres, Chief Executive Officer at Affinity Circles. "inCircle allows alumni to bypass those methods and directly connect with staffing teams of some of the world's top companies."

Affinity Circles is also working closely with, the leading online global careers and recruitment resource, to expand the number of companies presently available to job seekers using the inCircle network.

About Affinity Circles

Affinity Circles is the leading provider of trusted social networks for college alumni associations and professional trade associations seeking to promote career advancement for their members. For additional information, visit, send email to or call us at (650) 810-1500.

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