job search

Sunday Series: As the Summer Ends, the Job Search Begins

Image from: Job Search / Shutterstock For the second month in a row, the “Job Search” category is a fast mover. I’m not sure how I fell about this fact. It could mean that people are relying more and more on the internet to find a job or it could mean that more and more people are looking for a job. Either way, the category is up 8.9% month-over-month (MoM)

Sunday Series: Fastest Growing Job Search Sites

Image from: job search / Shutterstock February data is live! This week we compiled the list of fastest growing job search engine sites. The category had over 58 million Unique Visitors in February and increased nearly 21% over the past year. Job sites specific to Georgia, New York, and Wisconsin all made the list as well as a site geared towards the Latino population. The largest sample site on the

Happy Labor Day! Top Visited Job Sites for July 2012

Image from: People Working / Shutterstock Happy Labor Day y’all! In celebration of this lovely federal holiday, Compete has gotten into the industrial spirit and pulled a list of the top sites in the ‘job search’ category. This holiday is in honor of workers, so why not celebrate by checking out the sites that are enabling people to work and connecting them to job opportunities all over? Check out the

The Weekly Compete Pulse

I don’t want anyone to label me the harbinger of misery when I say this, but:  Back To School Season is upon us! Summer is ebbing and it’s time to start looking into those crucial back-to-school buys. Luckily a few tips and tricks can help us consume responsibly. Digiday put out an article on how to target the back-to-school shoppers, and two of our own writers produced pieces on the

Job Seekers Find What They Need on Indeed

Image from: Business Image / Shutterstock With millions of job seekers still searching for their next pay check, Indeed.com has established itself as the top dog in the online job search space.  Indeed’s new approach to job hunting has dethroned perennial powerhouses Monster and Careerbuilder. Rather than list jobs on their own site, Indeed directs potential candidates onto the listings where they live, on the hiring company’s website.  While it

Thoughts From HR: Which Top Boston Area Universities Are Leading the Charge & Getting Their Students Hired on the Web?

Right now @Compete, we’re in the midst of building our college recruiting program for 2012. This got me thinking – how are we going to get the most bang for our buck?  Which schools have employer-aware students & work on driving the most students to apply for jobs via their career sites?  Who gets the most traffic and how does that compare to what we’ve hired here at Compete?  Yeah,

The Digitally Unemployed: Are 20-Somethings Searching Online?

As 20-Somethings (see iPhone, Bon Iver tickets and a Fair Trade iced latte in hand) attempt to enter the workforce in a time when the unemployment rate teeters just below 10%, it would be no surprise to me to see this computer-savvy generation looking to the internet for guidance. As a recent college grad, I know the pains of job searching. With the unemployment rate rising in June and college