Messge from CEO of Recruit.net Maneck Mohan to Singapore Bloggers
At Midnight tonight our Recruit.net Creative Feedback Challenge closes….
Messge from CEO of Recruit.net Maneck Mohan to Singapore Bloggers
At Midnight tonight our Recruit.net Creative Feedback Challenge closes….
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Recruit.net – Creative Feedback Challenge (RCFC)
Recruit.net – a vertical search engine for jobs and recent winner of the Red Herring 100 Award for top tech companies is launching in Singapore!
The team at Recruit.net is looking for suggestions and feedback from the local blogging community on how Recruit.net can best be customized for the local Singapore market. Your entry is up to you so get creative. Entries must be pinged to ping.sg to qualify.
Recruit.net is offering the blogger with the best suggestion an Apple iPhone, yes an iPhone and for the runner up a 8GIG iPod Nano.
Ping.sg & Recruit.net know that bloggers are highly creative people and so we would like to challenge the Singapore blogging community to be as CREATIVE in their submissions as they can be. Remember, an iPhone from Apple is at stake, do you want to be the envy of all your friends when your iPhone rings? The runner up gets the much sort after 8GIG iPod Nano. We obviously want to reward you for your efforts to help us make Recruit.net the MOST appropriate online recruitment portal in Singapore.
All creative concepts, reviews and suggestions need to be tagged RCFC and posted to Ping.sg. All RCFC tagged entries will be reviewed by Recruit.net on January 2nd 2008. The entry with the most creative, constructive, and honest feedback will be a proud owner of a new iPhone from Apple. Recruit.net will announce the winners on 17th January 2008 at a special event at Geek Terminal Singapore where all short listed entries will be on display.
Terms & Conditions
Prizes can not be exchanged for cash
Judges decision is final
All Entries submitted to the contest become property of recruit.net
Contest is only open to Singapore Citizens & PR’s, work permit and employment pass holders
Entries must appear on your blog and ping.sg to qualify
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Big-Bit wants to hear from people that are keen to get into this space
You may have heard of Second Life, the virtual online world that draws millions of aficionados every day. Now imagine a Second Life specifically for business, a world where workers can gather, share files, and communicate securely in a fully animated 3D office environment in cyberspace.
Creating exactly that is what Justin Rounds does for a living. Rounds, 35, is a contractor for Sun Micro Systems in Burlington. He is one of the digital animators behind the MPK20 Project, Sun’s yet-to-be unveiled virtual workplace.
Only a few years ago, a job in new media simply meant Web design. No more. The advent of Web 2.0, the next stage in the Internet’s evolution, has spawned a wide variety of previously nonexistent digital media jobs.
“Technology keeps changing,” said Rounds. “There’s always going to be the next big thing, there’s always going to be a demand for people who are technical minded.”
While small-scale Web 2.0 shops are sprouting up all over, major corporations, nonprofit groups and educational institutions have been scooping up people like Justin Rounds. They end up with exotic sounding job titles such as “director of interactive experience” or “online engagement manager.”
Equally exotic sounding are the technical skills needed for Web 2.0 novices. Software packages like Ajax and Ruby on Rails for website development, or Maya and Blender for 3D animation are all the rage. Many did not exist until only a few years ago. Now they are essential tools.
Still, it takes more than geek credentials to make it in the world of the Web 2.0. Since the work is highly collaborative and only a minority of jobs are posted through traditional channels, social networking skills are just as important.
“There’s just a whole new landscape of jobs,” said Kiki Mills, executive director at the Massachusetts Information and Technology Exchange (MITX), a Cambridge-based digital media trade association. “Now more than ever, you’re able to share information. Obviously, careers are forming around all of this.”
Although purely technical knowledge remains important, a much wider array of skills and attitudes is required for ambitious Web 2.0 novices. The current crop of new media jobs can involve any combination of creating multimedia content, building real-time online communities, and maintaining a presence in the ever-expanding Web search universe.
“Essentially you’re going in as a problem solver for the organization you work for, and you’ve got a variety of tools to work with,” said Bob Daniels, executive director of Boston University’s Center for Digital Imaging Arts in Waltham.
As companies go to great lengths to make sure their names pop up on top of vital Google or Yahoo search result pages, another area that has seen explosive growth, is search engine management.Continued…
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Every Tuesday on AltSearchEngines we invite two search engines to discuss a topic that they are experts about. Tonight we are very pleased to hear from Maneck Mohan of Recruit.net and Lucas Mast of SimplyHired. I asked them a few questions about Jobs.
1) It looks to me as though most, if not all, Job Search engines are racing to provide the greatest number of job openings “on the planet.” Is that the real name of the game? the site which links to the most millions of job listings “wins?”
The number of jobs is important, but from our perspective the ultimate objective is not solely a vast quantity of jobs but rather in delivering a good user experience and thereby ensuring your visitors keep coming back.
Some of the factors that go into this include:
– Easy to use filters that can break down millions of jobs by company name, date of posting, category, city, etc.
– “De-Duplication” which is what we call our process of ensuring that jobs are not repeated, cross posted and duplicated across our search results.
– Authentication – which involves ensuring that the jobs are real, that the posting source is credible and not just “job spam” which is becoming more frequent with the global proliferation of free classified sites..
So ultimately it’s about the quality of jobs, speed, and relevancy (and not just the number of jobs!)
For Simply Hired, it is about bringing the greatest number of jobs to those who come to our site (www.simplyhired.com) or sites that we power, including MySpace Jobs, Vault, job search on LinkedIn, and more than 2,500 other blogs and websites. It is incredibly important that we search every place imaginable to bring our users all available jobs, whether you are looking for a job as an accountant in Los Angeles or as a tattoo artist in Topeka. If we can bring job seekers relevant content that they will not find elsewhere in one place, we would consider that a “win”.
2) Helping job seekers find job openings is one thing, helping employers find good candidates is another. What are your plans for the latter?
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Companies such as HP that venture deeper into the world of Web 2.0 technologies to find new hires may find themselves disappointed, at least initially. Despite the low turnout the company’s Second Life recruitment trial balloon yielded, however, HP’s Betty Smith is not deterred. She says she sees a lot of potential for using Second Life for recruiting.
In mid-May, Hewlett-Packard (NYSE: HPQ) participated in a virtual job fair using Second Life tools from Linden Lab in San Francisco. HP had been invited by one of its external recruiters, TMP Worldwide Advertising & Communications in New York. During the virtual event, recruiters and job applicants alike created avatars, or personas to represent themselves in the virtual world.
HP’s willingness to step into the Web 2.0 world for recruiting differentiates the company. In Computerworld‘s latest Vital Signs survey, none of the 233 IT professionals responding reported using Second Life for recruiting.
A scant 4 percent said they used blogs or social networking sites like Facebook to engage potential IT job candidates. Only 15 percent reported using professional networking sites such as LinkedIn. Moreover, 52 percent of the respondents said they don’t use any Web 2.0 tools for recruiting.
It seems that most IT organizations are missing out on a huge opportunity to connect — particularly with the talented twentysomethings who inhabit the virtual world. These Gen Yers are “tribal” and accustomed to the “very collaborative relationships” that Web 2.0 tools enable, says Tom Casey, senior vice president and workforce transformation leader at Kingwood, Texas-based consultancy BSG Concours.
Read More at TechNewsWorld
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It’s always great to shake hands with a company and bring them on board..today was TPWC’s first day working with recruit.net and we sent our first of many releases to the media today…bloggers are media too right so here courtesy of Ping.sg is our maiden release. Do keep an eye on news from recruit.net as there will be some interesting news soon besides the possibility of finding that elusive position you may be dreaming of.
Red Herring selects Recruit.net amongst the most-promising technology ventures in Asia
Red Herring Releases List of Finalists for the “Red Herring 100 Asia” Awards 2007
Singapore, August 13, 2007 – Red Herring Magazine announced today that the job search engine Recruit.net, has been named finalist in the Red Herring 100 Asia 2007 awards. The 100 winners will be announced at the Red Herring 100 Asia event in Hong Kong, on August 29-31.
“The 200 finalists we selected from across 16 countries and regions are all excellent contenders,” said Joel Dreyfuss, Editor-in-Chief of Red Herring. “They are exceptional companies who thrive on innovation and strongly define the important role of technology in Asia’s economy and throughout the world.”
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Check out JOBSBLOG
For your unique opportunity to be interviewed by Microsoft, courtesy of the in-world Virtual Careers Fair in Second Life – May 15th to May 17th 2007.
Hurry, if Microsoft is your dream employer, submit your resume to Microsoft now as they close applications on May 14th.
About the Event
Job seekers from all over the world are gathering to meet recruiters and hiring managers from some of the world’s top companies.
Virtual reality means incredible experiences and mind-blowing adventure. Buckle your virtual seatbelts and get ready for some outrageous in World fun…
…..Hmmm FUN while being interviewed now that’s worth signing up for.
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New report predicts huge growth for digital industries
A new report announces that the digital content creation market will rise to nearly $5billion in the next five years.
Jon Peddie Research‘s 2007 Digital Content Creation Report predicts that the 3D modeling and animation, 2D animation, digital video, graphics and imaging, and audio markets will reach a worth of $4.9 billion by 2012, reflecting a compound annual growth rate of 10%.
The report claims the fastest growing segments in the future will be interactive development and video, as the internet offers new distribution networks and new programming approaches to extend the power of individual web sites.
“We are seeing big shifts in the digital content creation market,“ says Kathleen Maher, author of the report. “There have been game-changing moves by Adobe with the acquisition of Macromedia and Serious Magic, Autodesk‘s acquisition of Alias and Colorfront and Google‘s acquisition of Sketchup and YouTube. The landscape is changing right in front of us all.”
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