Computer Society Career Center Named a Top 100 Job Board
LOS ALAMITOS, Calif., 1 July, 2009 – The IEEE Computer Society Career Center—http://careers.computer.org—has been selected as a Top 100 site by Weddle’s, the world’s largest publisher of print guides to the more than 100,000 job boards now operating on the Internet. Weddle's, called the “Zagat” of the online employment industry by the American Staffing Association, released its selections in conjunction with the publication of its “2009/10 Guide to Employment Sites on the Internet.”
The Computer Society Career Center was launched in May 2008 in partnership with the American Institute of Physics, which operates a network of job boards. The Career Center provides a targeted source of potential computing and engineering candidates. The Computer Society represents more than 85,000 members around the world, while the AIP serves a global audience of 120,000 scientists and engineers.
“This award confirms the choice we made in partnering with the American Institute of Physics on creating a jobs board for our members,” said Dick Price, the Computer Society’s Director of Sales & Marketing. “Our trick now is to build awareness for the site, which this award will help do, and to add features such a passive jobseeker service.”
The Career Center is attached to Build Your Career, a career-development site the Computer Society launched in October 2007. Besides the jobs board, Build Your Career offers career news, free articles, and webinars led by industry experts. At the Career Center, employers can post job openings and view resumes, while job seekers can post their resumes, peruse job openings, sign up for job alerts, and view helpful articles in the career center.
“This award is not to be taken lightly,” said Bonnie Feldman, manager of AIP’s Physics Today Career Network. “It is very prestigious and carries with it real brand value.”
The Computer Society is the largest membership organization in the AIP network. The two groups co-publish Computing in Science and Engineering (CiSE) magazine, which covers computational science and engineering research for a broad range of technical fields.
The Weddle’s guide describes each site in the Top 100 with a detailed profile of its services, features, and fees for job seekers and employers. It also includes a directory of over 100,000 other job boards organized by career field, industry and geographic focus. To select the top 100, Weddle’s reviewed the sites’ features, services, and fees, as well as information provided by job seekers, employers and recruiters who used the site. Each site was visited to assess its user experience and level of maintenance.
“Our Top 100 employment sites are the elite of the job board industry,” said Weddle’s Publisher Peter Weddle. “They have the strongest brands, the best services and the most distinguished track records of the sites we’ve seen on the Web. Are there other good sites out there? Of course. But the Top 100 selectees are truly in a class of their own.”
About the Computer Society
With nearly 85,000 members, the IEEE Computer Society is the world’s leading organization of computing professionals. Founded in 1946, and the largest of the 39 societies of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), the Computer Society is dedicated to advancing the theory and application of computer and information-processing technology, and is known globally for its computing standards activities.
Weddle’s is a widely regarded thought leader in the field of employment. It consults with employers, staffing firms and job boards on best practices in talent acquisition and publishes guides and other books to help working men and women realize their full potential in the 21st Century workplace. Its research has been cited in such publications as The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, and USA Today.