CareerBuilder and BranchOut to Help Job Seekers Expand Contacts

October 3, 2011 ( - CareerBuilder and BranchOut, a professional network on Facebook, have announced a partnership that enables CareerBuilder's users to quickly expand their online network of contacts to get their foot in the door with a potential employer.

According to the announcement, one of the main benefits of BranchOut is that users are able to see where their Facebook friends and friends of friends work, creating expansive networks of contacts at companies which interest them. On average, a network of 300 Facebook friends translates to 30,000 professional connections through BranchOut.   

Recruiters, in turn, use BranchOut to promote jobs and source talent from everywhere from Wall Street to Main Street.    

“BranchOut is dedicated to helping people leverage the power of their professional network to find fulfilling jobs,” said Rick Marini, Founder and CEO of BranchOut, in the announcement. “In today’s work environment, surfacing inside connections at potential workplaces is essential for job seekers, and leveraging CareerBuilder’s reach and resources with our leadership as a professional network is a natural fit that delivers tremendous value to the labor community.”