SOURCE: eQuest


January 12, 2010 10:00 ET

eQuest Internet Job Posting Results for 2009

The Following Is the First in a Series of Reports That Will Be Published by eQuest; Below Is a Brief U.S. Overview of That Report

SAN RAMON, CA--(Marketwire - January 12, 2010) - eQuest announced today the findings of its statistical reporting on job advertisements on the Internet for 2009.

Monster and CareerBuilder Still Preferred When Posting Jobs to the Internet

The majority of eQuest's U.S. customers still prefer Monster and CareerBuilder as their preferred destinations when posting online job advertisements. In a sampling of 400,000 unique jobs posted to each board between June 1, 2009 and December 31, 2009, both Monster and CareerBuilder garnered staggering traffic numbers, totaling almost 200 million viewers in just 6 months -- well above the traffic stats of any other online job source.

Free job boards and job aggregators doubled incoming candidate traffic from 2008

eQuest customers found a sharp rise in candidates responding from free job boards during 2009 with over 15 million in total. GoogleBase scored first with eQuest customers as the most selected free board to post job positions.

Social networks gain interest but performance yet to be seen

eQuest customers have turned up the heat on tapping into social networks for job advertising -- Facebook, Twitter, and MySpace to name a few. Although statistics are presently lean on performance, TweetMyJobs has surfaced as the front-runner on best investment at this time with the eQuest customer base.

The Fastest Grower

The fastest growing job site for eQuest deliveries was Craigslist; up over three times from 2008 for job posting and candidate traffic. Most popular cities were the San Francisco Bay Area, San Diego, Seattle, Orlando and Phoenix.

Business Networks

LinkedIn is the most utilized online business network for locating white-collar talent with eQuest customers. The Ladders ranked a close second.

The report provides an objective analysis of aggregated metrics captured by eQuest's advanced performance tracking technology. eQuest follows its domestic and international customers' job postings to hundreds of global job boards; collects the candidate traffic measurements; and translates all collected data into meaningful statistics.

About eQuest

eQuest provides domestic and international job-posting delivery and job board management and consultation services. Hundreds of job boards are supported in the eQuest network reaching over 180 countries and territories worldwide. eQuest also provides complete candidate sourcing and tracking analysis for evaluating job board performance. eQuest is one of the most recognized and admired brands in the human resource industry. eQuest can be reached at

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