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Madison, WI, United States, 2007/06/01 - As MySpace, Friendster, Facebook and other social networking websites grow, so does the chance that a potential employer might find out more about job applicants than they would like from their personal profile.
New website allows Job Seekers to show employers more than just a cover letter and resume.
A new website, Postess.com, is working to change that by offering job seekers a place to post a comprehensive professional profile that goes far beyond just a cover letter and resume.
At Postess.com, members can post a free profile that includes their current occupation, desired occupation, educational level, online business card, a self-introduction and more. Plus, members can upload videos or photos that give potential employers a better idea of who they are – helping job applicants to stand out from the crowd. And employers have the option to send a message or request a resume and cover letter quickly and easily.
Postess.com also helps its members prepare for the interview process (and make it go more smoothly) with a list of 11 of the most commonly asked interview questions. The answers appear as part of the professional’s profile, giving employers a more complete overview of the job applicant even before the interview.
“Postess.com is really made to work with social networking sites like MySpace and Facebook,” says Xeng Vang, Postess.com’s founder. “People can link from their MySpace page to their Postess.com profile – so an employer who sees the MySpace page, for example, can click over to their professional profile on Postess.com and get a view of the person’s professional background as well,” says Vang.
Postess.com also encourages members to share interview tips with other members.
Signing up for a profile is quick, easy and free, and although the site is newly-launched, members have already begun to sign up and post their profiles. A searchable job bank is also expected to go live in 2008.