Palo Alto, California (PressExposure) October 08, 2011 -- Cvlynk.com, a web site that simplifies the process of finding and sharing professional profiles, announced today that it has released its one-step connection service to the public.
Every day, millions of professionals around the world look up the backgrounds of people they want to partner with, hire or just know more about. A recruiter searches for the current qualifications of a candidate he met last year at a networking event. A small business owner tries to find the portfolio of a web developer that was recommended to her by a friend. A contractor broadcasts her latest skills and availability on a job board.
Many Location Choices for Primary Profile
On the modern web, these activities have become increasingly complicated and time-consuming. A search on a job candidate turns up five similar names. Googling a web developer returns three different portfolios in different locations, with conflicting indications as to which one is the most current. A hiring manager fires off a series of emails and phone calls to follow up with a candidate, only to discover she is no longer available.
Cvlynk radically simplifies all of these processes with its centralized connection hub, which allows anyone to access a personal brand and availability status simply by entering the associated phone number, twitter ID or email address. Cvlynk enables hiring agents, potential employers, executives, journalists and others to bypass the cumbersome process of search and navigation to reach a current profile, regardless of where it is stored. Cvlynk answers the question: where is best place to find you online?
How it Works
An individual goes to Cvlynk.com and sets up his account minutes. He enters his email address and/or mobile number, and/or Twitter ID into the system, and then points these indexes to a profile of his choosing. This could be his résumé, his profile on LinkedIn, a bio on a corporate site, or a personal branding site. Cvlynk does not pre-load any data; users keep full control of what indexes are active and where they point.
Users Have Master Switch
Once configured, profile owners can change the location of their personal profile at any time without having to notify anyone who might already have one of their indexes. This feature allows for much greater flexibility than a conventional web address provides. For instance, an author on a book tour can redirect his indexes to an online presentation of a broadcast interview, and then reestablish his original profile connection after the news window has passed. Or an executive looking for a new position can move her primary profile from LinkedIn to a personal brand page without fear of losing her intended audience. In a general sense, Cvlynk enables an individual to keep his profile on whatever network best serves his interests, while maintaining a consistent and direct mechanism for accessing his most current information.
Supports Job Searching
Recruiters save time and effort by making a one-step connection to a candidate's most current profile or résumé. When a recruiter gets a reference, or an email, or a Tweet, they are able to reach the associated, detailed profile in one-step.
Cvlynk provides the following features and benefits to recruiters throughout the job search process.
Delivers a direct connection to a current resume in one step
Displays current job availability status
Offers an unobtrusive mechanism for verifying a candidate's status
Saves time by eliminating candidates who have taken a job
Facilitates connections in any language on any job board
Circumvents cumbersome navigation efforts when searching by name
Reliable and persistent - always connects to current profile even if users changes location
For job seekers, Cvlynk provides a complimentary set of advantages:
Enables candidates to post their resume in any format, anywhere on the web
Provides accessibility to that résumé or profile via their personal indexes
Ensures portability of an individual's personal brand during a job search
Provides a mechanism for indicating his or her job status and availability
Enhances job searching with Twitter
Availability Status Indicator Helps Job Seekers and Recruiters Alike Candidates' availability status, especially in a turbulent labor market, can change frequently. For recruiters and hiring managers the service displays individual's job availability and a message feature that can request an update in real-time.
In addition to providing value to recruiters, this process also pays dividends to job seekers, both before and after they have secured a job. During the job search, candidates can indicate their availability, either for full-time or part time work. And once a candidate has secured a job, the status indicator signals recruiters and hiring managers that they are no longer on the market and avoids unwanted calls.
Staffing Firms Agree
"By having our candidates register on Cvlynk, we can shave thirty percent off the time we spend locating and verifying current résumés and checking job availability," says Alin Popescu, CEO of 11th Hour Search, a top recruiting firm in Washington DC. "Cvlynk saves us from the frustrating and time consuming experience of chasing down unavailable candidates.
When our clients need staff, the sooner we present candidates that are qualified and available, the better. Now, with Cvlynk, we just enter a candidate's mobile phone number, e-mail address or twitter ID, and we instantly know where we stand. This is huge for the recruiting industry."
Business Card Power
Most employers do not allow personal links on business cards. As a result, people frequently resort to writing their personal web addresses on the back of their card. With Cvlynk, the mobile number and email addresses that are already present on business cards serves to simplify the process of communicating profile location.