My Monthly Vendor Review: LinkUp.com – offering a real value for employers and job seekers.

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Picture 6Creating ‘real value’ in today’s tough economic times is a challenge. Creating value within the recruiting environment is even tougher. One service that offers employers valuable, useful and cost effective solutions is LinkUp.com. As one of the fastest growing job search engines on the web, LinkUp.com offers job seekers a difference that is easily recognizable—job postings listed ONLY on company career sites. Not job boards or regurgitated jobs mapped from another source 3 months ago, real jobs that are posted and available at real companies. And, since up to 70% of available jobs are NOT posted to the big job boards, job seekers are tapping into job information that is complete and up-to-date.

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From the employers’ perspective, with a monthly subscription to LinkUp.com, your company’s job opportunities can gain exposure to LinkUp.com’s audience. In June 2009, they received over 3.4M job views and unique visitor growth was up 391% from June 2008 to June 2009. And, as part of the monthly employer subscription, LinkUp will also enhance your search results position by rotating your jobs into the top two positions of the Sponsored Job position based on general keywords (selected by LinkUp.com). LinkUp.com also has a ‘Sponsored Job’ keyword advertising package that allows for a more “hands on” customized pay-per-click advertising solution where you select a comprehensive list of keywords built specifically for jobs you identify.

Not only does LinkUp.com offer PPC ‘Sponsored Job’ solutions, they also offer subscribers social media services as well. I wrote previously about their stellar Facebook Jobs app that also enables your employees to add a “Job Box” on their Facebook profiles to expand your reach within Facebook. LinkUp.com also feeds jobs into their new Twitter channel www.Twitter.com/JobsonLinkUp.

Don’t have a Career site that enables you to easily update, post and track your company career opportunities? (Or, maybe you don’t like your ‘home grown’ or current solution?) LinkUp.com offers that, too. Their Career Portal service is fully customizable and enables you to manage all applicants for each job posted and includes an array of sorting, keyword searching, and ranking capabilities as well. The Career Portal can also track sources and provide reports (although I didn’t delve too deep into these two areas). If you want to see a Career Portal in action, visit http://lsiowa.jobdigtracker.com/careers/ or http://lloydcompanies.jobdigtracker.com/careers/ (Note: the Jobs RSS feed capability for job seekers.)

Picture 7So, my monthly ‘Vendor Review’ of LinkUp.com gets two thumbs up for providing a unique value to both job seeker and employer alike. If you’re interested in a demo or finding out pricing, call or email me—I’d be glad to help.

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About Jennifer Hitchens

Jennifer Hitchens, Consultant, Interactive Services, seems to have coffee, not mortal blood, running through her veins. Juggling her bags (laptop, spinning stuff, cool purse, projector) and array of web-based duties with professionalism, composure and a random assortment of funny faces, Jen, has been with Alstin for more than 13 years, lives and breathes the 'net.