Thursday, January 20, 2011
We welcome your feedback - including your constructive criticism. We haven't changed who we are - we are still committed to bringing you JOBS in GREAT PLACES in a way that makes sense to who YOU are and what you have come to expect from CoolWorks.com.
Tuesday, January 18, 2011
We at CoolWorks.com were pretty excited when we heard from Peter Weddle that CoolWorks.com was selected to receive one of WEDDLE’s 2011 User’s Choice Awards, which recognizes the best sites for job seekers and recruiters. Below you will find the press release and other job websites selected.
Thanks to everyone who voted for us! We're honored to be selected and thrilled that we, after 15 years of promoting jobs in great places (tm), are still seen as an important member of the recruiting world. We love to be a part of the changes that seasonal jobs make in our job seekers' lives. We're also happy to see so many of our friends on the list too.
STAMFORD, CT. With one out of five Americans either unemployed or underemployed, there’s never been a greater need for employment assistance. Knowing where to go to get the best support, however, can be a challenge as there are now more than 100,000 employment sites operating on the Web. WEDDLE’s 2011 User’s Choice Awards solve that dilemma.
Now in their seventh year, WEDDLE’s annual User’s Choice Awards are the only accolades in the online employment services industry in which actual users – those who are looking for employment and those who are looking employees – are able to vote for the employment sites they think work best.
“We believe customers count most,” says WEDDLE’s Publisher and CEO, Peter Weddle. “While pundits will always have their favorites, it’s the people who use the sites who really know which are most helpful.”
The winners were selected in balloting conducted throughout 2010 at the WEDDLE’s Web-site (www.weddles.com). Thousands of unique ballots were cast and while they do not represent a scientific survey, they do recognize the intensity of support for the top thirty vote-getters – the 2011 User’s Choice Award winners.
The 2011 winners of the WEDDLE’s User’s Choice Awards are:
- Absolutely Health Care
- HEALTHeCAREERS Network
- National Healthcare Career Network
The winning sites break out as follows:
• 20 are niche sites that specialize in a particular career field, industry, geographic location or personal attribute. This is one more than in 2010.
• 10 are all-purpose sites that serve job seekers and employers in a wide range of professions, crafts, trades and industries. This is one less than in 2010.
• Among the niche sites, 6 focus on healthcare (up 50% from 2010), 2 serve recent college graduates and/or alumni (down 33% from 2010), and 3 specialize in senior level workers (unchanged from 2010).
• Also among the niche sites, 6 industries are represented: healthcare, retail, information technology/systems, hospitality, environmental and higher education. Environmental and higher education are new, replacing staffing and logistics on the 2010 list.
About WEDDLE’s LLC
Since 1996, WEDDLE’s (www.weddles.com) has conducted ground-breaking research among both recruiters and job seekers on the Web. Its findings are widely regarded for their analytical rigor and often cited when identifying the Best Practices in online recruitment and job search. WEDDLE's research has often been reported widely in the media, both in the United States and around the world. In addition, WEDDLE’s is the largest publisher of guides to the 100,000+ employment-related sites currently operating on the Internet. The American Staffing Association has called WEDDLE’s Publisher Peter Weddle, the “Zagat of the online employment industry.”
Media ContactPeter Weddle
Friday, January 14, 2011
Friday, January 07, 2011
It's been a while, and I have many a good reason for my absence, and perhaps someday I'll share them. Right now, I hope you'll enjoy 18 minutes thinking about how you as HR managers can be leaders of your local tribes in the national parks. I am a leader of our My CoolWorks tribe and I cherish the role. We DO have a dedicated tribe and many who truly believe in the benefits of doing seasonal work. These folks are applying to work for you RIGHT NOW. Be their leaders. Invite them into YOUR world. Help lead your own movements where you are.
Update on January 14, 2011 -
Here is a response post from our tribe about who and what we have created on My CoolWorks and with CoolWorks.com. I love this - We R Tribal by JP.