SOURCE: Taleo Corporation

September 16, 2008 10:19 ET

Taleo Achieves 100 Million Job Applicants

World's Leader for Online Recruiting Software Announces Colossal Milestone; Signals Mainstreaming of Virtual Job Hunt Process

BOSTON, MA--(Marketwire - September 16, 2008) - TaleoWORLD -- Taleo Corporation (NASDAQ: TLEO), the leading provider of on-demand talent management solutions, today announced that 100 million candidates have applied online via Taleo's recruitment solution used by over 3,600 organizations around the world.

Global powerhouses including HP, Proctor and Gamble, Lubrizol, Hyatt, Capitol One, and Starbuck's, right down to local businesses with just a handful of staffers, have increasingly turned to technology to help them streamline their job posting, candidate sourcing and hiring processes. They've used Taleo Recruiting products to create a huge return on investment, slashing or eradicating the expense of job advertisements, and gutting the overwhelming process of scanning and sorting mountains of paper resumes and tracking a myriad of details through the contact, vetting and interviewing process. As a result, they've increased efficiency, improved business performance, found top talent, and achieved quantifiable results.

Likewise, the world's candidates are using Taleo on social networking sites, company career sites and job boards around the globe for a more friction-less and border-free job search, that would have been impossible a decade ago. In fact, it is this comparative ease of application that -- even in a soft global economy -- is contributing to more voluntary than involuntary job turnover. In the U.S. alone over the past 12 months, a whopping 40% of all employees changed their jobs. And 23% of that number did so of their own volition. The face of the job search is changing and the days of paper resumes are long gone. Digitizing one's resume is just the first step in finding a job in today's virtual world. To mark this significant societal and company milestone, Taleo Research has compiled the following list of virtual job search techniques to put a new digital "face" on career candidacy.

Highlight your drive: Make sure you have a solid understanding of your skills and not just your past work history. Most employers today want in depth information about the types of skills you possess, how often you use them, and how you wish to develop them in a new job. Never forget to upload a cover letter with your online resume that maps keywords from the skills listed on the job posting to those in your skill set.

Put your best face forward: To be best distinguished as a candidate, use online application tools such as profiling questionnaires to the fullest.

Heat up your contacts: Social networks have done for networking what email did for communication. To take advantage of this as a business tool, consider using the likes of LinkedIn to source expertise, make introductions, perform reference checks, research people, and many more tasks. Social networks can thus be used to your advantage to raise your profile in your current job too.

Showcase your flexibility: Demonstrate your skills and talent by providing more than just a resume. A scanned, PDF formatted portfolio can be uploaded and is a great way to allow employers to get a richer idea of what skills and talent you truly possess.

Emphasize education and skill: Additional documents such as reference lists, cover letters, a professional portfolio, transcripts and letters of recommendation can help highlight particular skills and expertise on your resume.

Know how to network: Remember that in networking, what goes around comes around. Treat others with respect and be willing to help if someone reaches out to you. Never underestimate the power of sending a thank you email shortly after someone has taken the time to meet with you.

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About Taleo

Taleo (NASDAQ: TLEO) is the leader in on demand unified talent management solutions that empowers organizations of all sizes to assess, acquire, develop and align their workforce for improved business performance. More than 3,600 organizations use Taleo for talent acquisition and performance management, including 47 of the Fortune 500 and more than 2,900 small and medium sized businesses, across 200 countries and territories. Known for its strong configurability and usability, Taleo's talent management platform runs on a world-class infrastructure and offers 99.9% availability.

Forward-looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements, including statements regarding the demand for and expected benefits and results from using Taleo's products and services. Any forward-looking statements contained in this press release are based upon Taleo's historical performance and its current plans, estimates and expectations and are not a representation that such plans, estimates, or expectations will be achieved. These forward-looking statements represent Taleo's expectations as of the date of this press release. Subsequent events may cause these expectations to change, and Taleo disclaims any obligation to update the forward-looking statements in the future. These forward-looking statements are subject to known and unknown risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results to differ materially. Further information on potential factors that could affect actual results is included in Part I, Item 1A of Taleo's Annual Report on Form 10-K, as filed with the SEC on March 14, 2008, Part II, Item 1A of Taleo's Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q, as filed with the SEC on August 11, 2008, and in other reports filed by Taleo with the SEC.

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