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Oct 5, 2012

Ethan Bloomfield Sets Sights on New ‘Target’

Recruiting industry veteran Ethan Bloomfield is leaving longtime employer JobTarget to join ZipRecruiter. He was JobTarget’s VP of business development. “Obviously the decision wasn’t easy,” Bloomfield said. “JobTarget and I have grown a lot over the years and I have enjoyed the ride. When I started there were only 15 people – and today I […]

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Oct 3, 2012

Here’s Why the Indeed.com Deal Sucks for Monster

In all the hoopla last week surrounding the Indeed.com acquisition, most pundits overlooked how bad it was for Monster and its job board brethren. According to a source who wanted to remain anonymous, Recruit Co., Indeed’s buyer, had a deal with Monster on the table as well. Indeed’s pricetag was rumored to be $1.2 billion […]

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Sep 21, 2012

Jobvite ‘Approves This Message’

The vitriol of the presidential campaign is apparently spilling into the usually pleasant world of recruitment technology. Instead of targeting tax policy and national defense, however, acquisition uncertainty is in the crosshairs. Enter Jobvite’s most recent email marketing campaign sent via ERE’s LinkedIn Group. In it, the company goes for Taleo’s jugular by highlighting its […]

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Sep 6, 2012

They’re heeeeeere. Again.

Remember itzbig (see pic)? Trovix? Climber v1.0? The original Jobfox? It’s sort of like remembering your first iPod and its navigation wheel. These were the original “eHarmony for jobs” players. Similar to the popular dating service, these solutions hoped to magically pair candidates with employers based on sophisticated algorithms. It didn’t go too well. Trovix, the […]

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