Plaxo & SimplyHired get into social media recruiting

First Linkedin got a job board and now Plaxo, the social network contact management site has one too. This one is powered by SimplyHired. Its an interesting move to tap into one’s “social network” through your contacts on Plaxo.


Here’s the meat of the recent press release:

Plaxo members will now be able to use their social connections and Simply Hired’s comprehensive database of 5 million listings to find their dream job or to efficiently find great candidates for their own postings. Simply Hired is powering a new job portal for members and visitors to Plaxo at

“In the current macroeconomic climate, we felt Plaxo could and should do more to help our members connect with relevant career opportunities,” said Ben Golub, CEO of Plaxo. “So we partnered with the largest job search engine, Simply Hired, to help us create an innovative offering that brings a strong social dimension to both finding and filling a job.”

Plaxo members in the United States will now see a new Jobs section on, where hiring managers and recruiters can post new job listings, and where job seekers can browse or search postings from across the Simply Hired network. In a unique twist, jobs posted on Plaxo are turbo-charged with the “social power” of the poster’s extended network. They can be shared, re-shared, and commented upon, like any other shared content on Plaxo. In addition, Plaxo members will start to occasionally see highly targeted job listings in their Pulse stream, based on the professional info on their profiles.


Author: Peter Clayton

Peter Clayton is "Chief Jobcaster" at He is an award-winning producer/director of corporate marketing videos and podcasts. Peter is founder/host of TotalPicture Radio, focused on talent acquisition, HR, TA tech, and leadership.

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