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Working with Cheryl last year was one of the best experiences in a long time of pursuing my professional development. She was able to help me define my visions, focus my efforts, and guide me towards an efficient and successful job search. Even though she has not worked in my field, she provided me with plenty of tailored resources and taught me how to use social media tools for professional networking and growth. Even after finding a new job I continue to work with her on my career development goals, because she thinks out of the box and gives advice that consistently brings me closer to the 5-year goal that she helped me formulate. Cheryl always appears to be one step ahead of your thought process and is extremely talented at asking the necessary questions so you can reach your own conclusions as to what seems best for you. She is motivating, supportive, optimistic yet realistic, and one of the most positive forces you can have on your side while trying to reach the next goal.”

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JOBS WITH FRIENDS–Q&A with Chris Russell

This week Call to Career interviews Chris Russell about his new website that just launched called Jobs with Friends.

Why did you create it?

I created Jobs with Friends because referrals are still the number one way people find work. And I realized that there was a hole in the referral market. There were no tools to help you find and ask for referrals. So Jobs with Friends was born after several months of coding and design.

Who’s it for?

It’s for anyone who wants to leverage their existing connections in their job hunt. Why job hunt alone when you tap into the people you already know?

Why should people use it?

Because it will help you get a job faster. Studies have shown that if you know someone who works there you will get hired 55% faster than unknown candidates. Jobs with Friends also forces you to “company hunt” which I think is ultimately a better job search strategy.

Is there evidence that using Jobs with Friends actually increases the likelihood of job seekers finding new employment faster?

Well there is plenty of evidence that if you know someone who works there you have a much better shot at getting hired. Jobs with Friends certainly facilitates that process.

Do you have any success stories?

Not yet, we just launched June 2nd.

Can you only use Jobs with Friends for first level contacts on LinkedIn?

It works with Facebook and Linkedin. And if any of your Facebook friends join you can see where their friends work.

Chris Russell is founder of CareerCloud.com, a website that provides social tools and mobile apps to get hired and be found by employers.
Sign up with CareerCloud.com and check out Chris’ blog on how to use the site:

http://friends.careercloud.com/

http://blog.careercloud.com/post/53459776176/how-to-use-jobs-with-friends