2017: the Job Hunting Season Begins

2017: the Job Hunting Season Begins

All across North America, recruiters and HR professionals are getting ready to start filling jobs again after a long holiday season sent them into their personnel caves forcing them to slow the hiring process. The coming weeks will see a flurry of job posting activity. For online recruiting sites, the floodgates are about to open.

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Career Coaches: Come Write for CareerCloud

Career Coaches: Come Write for CareerCloud

Are you a career coach looking to make a name for yourself? Are you looking for more exposure to your ideas and advice? Well CareerCloud has a home for you. We are actively seeking guest posts to our advice site. With more than 40,000 monthly readers we'll give you a built in audience that will boost your brand, send more traffic to your website and help you get more clients.

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Introducing the Career Tools Directory

Introducing the Career Tools Directory

At long last our new directory for job boards and resume tools is now live at Tools.CareerCloud.com. This new free resource contains links to over 1,000 job boards for every country, niche and state. In addition we are starting to compile online resume tools that help you turn create your resume online, many of them for free.

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How to Upgrade Your Skills for Free

How to Upgrade Your Skills for Free

A job hunt is a job within itself and only people who are constantly upgrading their skills and knowledge will be able to stay competitive in the future job market. Education is much easier today when many universities and online communities and agencies are offering plenty of free and affordable courses that range from language learning to naval biology.

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How to use your company logo on InstaJob

Amtrak's career team does a great job using InstaJob. In the example above they simply grabbed their logo and used it as a quick InstaJob to share on their Instagram channel.

If you have used our InstaJob app before you know it lets you create one by letting you take a new picture or choosing one form your camera library. But you probably dont have your logo filed away on your smartphone so here's an easy way to put it there for future use.

  • Just fire up your Google app
  • Search for your 'company name + logo'
  • Click on the Images filter

You should see a variety of logos that your company has online. Once you see one you like click to view it and save it to your camera's library. (iPhone users click the 3 dots in the lower right corner of the pic to save it)

Once its in your library it will always be there for use with InstaJob.

Download InstaJob for iOS and Android today to make your jobs more visual!

CareerCloud Introduces Jobcritters.com to Search Jobs on Twitter

Search, Share and Save Jobs on Twitter with Jobcritters

What if Twitter had a job board? That’s the question the founder of Jobcritters.com set out to answer 6 months ago when he and his developer sat down to plan the new job search engine.

Every day thousands of jobs are posted to the Twitter stream, and many job seekers are missing out on the opportunity to connect directly with recruiters  who use the platform to promote their jobs.

Companies of all sizes from small businesses to the fortune 500 are now incorporating twitter into their recruitment strategy, and are finding success with it. By posting positions and engaging with job seekers, Twitter has become a real-time job search tool, perfect for connecting employer & candidate.

Until now no tool has really existed that helps people easily search, share, and save  job postings on Twitter. The process was complicated, requiring many different phrases, with no good way to filter out fake accounts, and if you didn’t query the right terms you might miss out on a hot job lead.

Well, the team that brought you CareerCloud has created a solution to this problem.

Allow us introduce you to Jobcritters.com - the best way to search, share and save jobs on Twitter.

For Job Seekers the site offers the opportunity to:

  • Search the newest job tweets from the past week only. Every job lead is fresh!

  • Save all job searches and easily follow new job publishers.

  • Create a skills based ‘Twesume’ which combines your twitter account with your resume.

For Job Publishers (employers, recruiters, job boards) the site offers the opportunity to:

  • Drive more traffic to your jobs posted on twitter.

  • Increase your twitter followers through a keyword based profile so more job seekers can discover you.

  • Search and save candidates through our premium search engine.

  • Post sponsored job tweets with awesome visual hiring images to stand out in job search results.

Jobcritters is more like a job search engine than a traditional job board. It uses an algorithm to flag jobs already being posted and allows job publishers to also post visual job tweets on top of those organic results. Job seekers can then sift through those job tweets to find the jobs that interest them.

We’re proud to launch another social job search tool that helps connect candidates with recruiters and job boards”, says founder Chris Russell. “It’s time we start leveraging twitter for more than just news and marketing.

Jobcritters is free for job seekers and job publishers. Job publishers can upgrade to a premium account with more features for just $20 per month. All users must have a twitter account to join.

Learn more at http://www.jobcritters.com

InstaJob app now available for Android too

InstaJob, the first ever visual job ad creator, is now available for Android users in addition to the iOS platform. Download it here on the Play store.

Launched in the summer of 2013 for iOS, InstaJob allows recruiters to turn any picture of their business, office or employees into a visual job ad that contains their company career site URL and the job title they want to hire for. From there the user can share the picture to any of their social media accounts including Facebook, Twitter and Linkedin.

The new Android version has new features including more filters that say "Job Alert" and a bit.ly URL shortener for those web addresses that are too long to display. For more information, click here.

5 Ways Employers Can Use CareerCloud

Ok employers, we at CareerCloud thought this post would be useful in understanding what CareerCloud can do you for you to help you recruit talent more effectively. So here’s 5 ways you can use our products.


1. Make your social media more effective though an integrated Social Site that promotes all your social media profiles at once.

2. Hire us to convert your career pages into a mobile friendly version so that job seekers can learn more about you on mobile without having to pinch/zoom on every page.

3. Download our innovative mobile recruiting apps from InstaJob to Talent Xray to Recruiting News app.

4. Announce how many you need to hire this year (and why) through ourPremium Job Leads.

5. Subscribe to Talent Ticker, the free recruitment technology newsletter that will alert you to new talent technology, startups and acquisitions in our industry. 

CareerCloud Launches Premium Job Leads to Help Employers Publicize their Upcoming Hiring Needs

CareerCloud LLC has launched a new tool to help employers spread the word on the jobs they will soon need to fill. The product is a smartly designed online job flyer called “Premium Job Leads”. It lets employers create a social and mobile friendly hiring announcement that is designed to drive qualified traffic to their career site.

Employers simply fill out a short form that describes how many jobs they need to fill, a reason why they’re hiring along with location(s) and tags (keywords). The result is an ad like this;


Once purchased, this “Job Lead” gets posted to CareerCloud’s Hidden Jobs database located at http://jobs.careercloud.com/ which gets thousands of visitors each month. The job leads are also distributed throughout the CareerCloud ecosystem including;

  • The Hidden Jobs Mobile App: this handy companion app for iOS has been downloaded over 1,000 times and lets job seekers get alerts on their phone for the state they live in. (download)

  • Email Distribution: each state page on jobs.careercloud.com has free email alerts that job seekers can sign up for. New job leads are distributed each morning at 7am.

  • Bi-Monthly Newsletter: read by over 3,000 subscribers we will publish the 10 latest job leads that get posted.

  • Social Media: each new job lead will be automatically tweeted to our @career_cloud account (currently over 1200 followers) and our Facebook page for maximum exposure.

The cost of each Premium Job Lead is $30. Companies can choose to list up to 3 locations per lead. The ad goes live immediately upon submission and stays there for 90 days. The only requirement is that you post a job lead with at least 5 or more openings. For more information on the product please visit: http://jobs.careercloud.com/about/

To post your Premium Job Leads go to: http://jobs.careercloud.com/post/ or click the Post Your Job Lead button from the homepage. Payments are made via credit card only.

“We’re excited to offer this new product to help companies announce their hiring needs and help drive applicants to their career pages”, says CareerCloud CEO Chris Russell. “It’s not just another job posting. It’s a unique and memorable way to market all your jobs at once”.


About Hidden Jobs

CareerCloud’s Hidden Jobs iOS app and website originally launched in 2011 under the domain HiddenJobsapp.com. It was designed to organize the many hiring announcements being written by newspapers, blogs and press release sites so that job seekers could learn about jobs that would soon be coming.

In 2013, CareerCloud integrated the site and iOS app into its product suite and pointed the old domain to jobs.careercloud.com which is the new permanent home. Now employers can post directly to Hidden Jobs and tell the world how many jobs they need to fill and why they’re hiring. 

For job seekers the advantages are obvious. They can get ahead of the job search competition. It lets them ‘company hunt’ by discovering companies in their area who are growing right now.


Our annual List of Top 10 States for Hidden Jobs

Hidden Jobs App (formerly located at hiddenjobsapp.com) has been tracking new hiring initiatives since the spring of 2011. Each year we put together a list of the top states with the most job leads. This year’s race saw California take the top spot. They had the most job leads in the past 90 days. Last year’s leader, Texas, dropped to 5th. The Midwest had two states in the top 10 via Pennsylvania and Ohio. While California and Arizona represented western states. The South had the most states (6) in the leader board.


1. California 14,040 job leads (view)

2. Ohio 8,039 job leads (view)

3. Tennessee 7,497  job leads (view)

4. Florida 6,883 job leads (view)

5. Texas 6,889 job leads (view)

6. Arizona 6,364 job leads (view)

7. Georgia 4,888 job leads (view)

8. North Carolina 4,315 job leads (view)

9. Pennsylvania 4,292 job leads (view)

10. Virginia 3,362 job leads (view)

Job numbers as of November 25th, 2013

Full press release can be read here.