Chatter: Indeed and ZoomInfo, ItzBig Bucks, and Video Handshakes

Indeed brings careers to ZoomInfo…

ZoomInfo calls Indeed the most comprehensive search engine for jobs, a chief reason the business information site says it has decided to partner with the three-year-old job search service.

Users on ZoomInfo will be able to search for jobs, research industries and companies, identify specific people at that company with whom they may have a direction connection, and then contact those people directly through ZoomInfo.

ZoomInfo gets about four million unique monthly visitors.

The New York Times Company remains an investor in Indeed, despite its recently announced alliance with Monster Worldwide.

Over on NYTimes.com, meanwhile, the site just unveiled DealBook Jobs, a new section in the DealBook’s report focusing on job hunting and career management in the financial services industry.

ItzBig raises $4 million in financing round…

ItzBig’s newly raised $4 million will go toward helping both active candidates and employed professionals who are interested in a private way to keep an eye out for new opportunities.

The team behind ItzBig claims recruiters will be able to find, screen, and rank qualified candidates in real time.

“This feels like the tipping point some of us have been working on for a long time: a dynamic, real-time online recruiting network that works for all, active or quietly and privately looking,” explains co-founder Hank Stringer.

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In the meantime, the company asks staffing executives, recruiters, and hiring managers to sign up for its recruiter launch program.

Alumwire, RecruiTV extend a virtual handshake…

Careerbuilder partner Alumwire is teaming up with RecruiTV to let job candidates send companies “video handshakes,” otherwise known to recruiters as the tenuous video resume.

The two companies describe them as visual complements to traditional resumes.

Launched in May 2006, Alumwire recently began encouraging its users (mostly college students and recent grads) to create video resumes as another means to network.

Alumwire will feature job-hunters’ 30-second video resumes and RecruiTV will continue to develop video corporate recruiting campaigns.

“High-caliber candidates are looking for a feel for whether a company is the right fit for them, and there’s no better way to do that than in a video,” RecruiTV’s chief exec Peter Altieri said in a release.

Elaine Rigoli has nearly 15 years of experience managing content and community for various B2B and consumer websites. Elaine has written thousands of business and technology articles and has been quoted in The Wall Street Journal and eWeek, among other publications.

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