SAUSALITO, Calif. (October 21, 2010) -- With unemployment hovering around 9.5 percent, those looking for jobs face fierce competition, yet uncovering the most appropriate job opportunities can often seem like finding a needle in the haystack – until now. Glassdoor.com, a career community built to share job and workplace insights, has launched JobScopeTM, a proprietary new tool that helps job seekers more effectively browse job listings and preview what it is really like to work there by providing instant, in-depth details about companies directly from each listing.
No other jobs site offers the depth and range of data that Glassdoor does about specific jobs at specific companies – all for free. Glassdoor is already a valuable resource for job seekers: nearly 90 percent of Glassdoor users are actively looking for a job or keeping their eyes open for a good opportunity, and they use the site to evaluate companies, research compensation or review job interview information. With JobScope, job seekers can access a wealth of relevant company-specific information with a simple click, minimizing the need to toggle between a job listing, a company’s website, Glassdoor and multiple other sources for research and to evaluate whether an open job is the best fit for them.
“There are almost 15 million Americans competing for an estimated 3 million open jobs, which makes for an incredibly daunting search process. Those looking for employment spend hours wading through listings and researching companies to find jobs that best fit their skill set,” said Robert Hohman, co-founder and CEO of Glassdoor.com. “With JobScope, we instantly peel back multiple layers of each company with information on pay and the workplace environment that cannot be found anywhere else and place it right at our users’ fingertips. This saves job seekers valuable time and gets them one step closer to their goal: landing the right job.”
To use JobScope, users must select the new “Jobs” tab on Glassdoor.com and enter general search criteria, such as location and job type, to find millions of job listings provided through several leading job sites and listing partners. Users then simply click the “Look Inside” link below a job listing and JobScope instantly presents a useful snapshot of available Glassdoor data for that company and/or specific job, including company reviews and ratings, salary reports, CEO approval ratings, office photos, company-provided data, company news, and a "Map It" feature, which allows users to see where the job is located.
Since its launch in June 2008, Glassdoor has grown into a global source on jobs and careers with more than 3 million monthly visitors and data on approximately 98,000 companies in more than 100 countries, with all salary data provided in the national currency. In addition to employee-generated company reviews and ratings, salary reports and CEO approval ratings, Glassdoor now offers interview reviews and questions, office photos, and employer-sponsored information to provide a 360-degree view of companies.
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Glassdoor.com is a career and workplace community offering a free inside look at jobs and companies with access to millions of job listings. Glassdoor enables employees, job seekers, employers and recruiters to simultaneously see – for the first time – unedited opinions about a company’s work environment along with details on salaries, company reviews, CEO approval ratings, job interview questions and reviews, and office photos as well as career advice. Headquartered in Sausalito, Calif., Glassdoor launched in 2008, and was founded by Richard Barton, Robert Hohman and Tim Besse in 2007. The company has raised $9.5 million from its founders, Benchmark Capital and Sutter Hill Ventures. More information about Glassdoor can be found on its blog, Twitter and Facebook.
Glassdoor.com is a registered trademark and JobScope is a trademark of Glassdoor, Inc.
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