Samantha Smith

Samantha Smith
Sam is a former Washingtonian who spent the first 10 years of her marketing career working in the science, nonprofit, and publishing fields. She moved to Austin in 2015 for the thriving tech scene, abundant breakfast tacos, and beautiful swimming holes.

Recent Posts

Jobs2Careers Earns Spot on Inc. 5000 List, Fastest-Growing Private Companies, for the 4th Consecutive Year

by Samantha Smith on Aug 17, 2017

Inc. magazine included Jobs2Careers on its 36th annual Inc. 5000 list, the most prestigious ranking of the nation's fastest-growing private companies. The list represents a unique look at the most successful companies within the American economy’s most dynamic segment—its independent small and midsized businesses. Companies such as Microsoft, Dell, Domino’s Pizza, Pandora, Timberland, LinkedIn, Yelp, Zillow, and many other well-known names gained their first national exposure as honorees of the Inc. 5000.
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First Google for Jobs, now Hire: How Does Google's New ATS App Stack Up?

by Samantha Smith on Jul 28, 2017

In May, Google launched Google for Jobs, stirring curiosity (and maybe rattling some nerves) about its expansion into the jobs space, and what it means for job boards, recruiters, and the future of recruitment advertising. Last week, they continued that expansion with Google Hire, an applicant tracking system (ATS) app aimed at small and mid-size companies.
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After Six Years, Shelly Mudd, Jobs2Careers CRO, Embarks on New Adventure

by Samantha Smith on Jul 20, 2017

It is with heartfelt gratitude that Jobs2Careers bids farewell to Chief Revenue Officer Shelly Mudd after six years of service to—or rather, the building of—Jobs2Careers. Shelly was a founding member of Jobs2Careers back when it was a three-person company just starting out under CEO Bruce Ge.
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Beyond the Bonus: Motivate Employees to Refer Great Candidates

by Samantha Smith on Jun 26, 2017

Many recruiters say that employee referrals are the best way to hire. In fact, 88% of employers said that referrals are the #1 best source for above-average applicants (source: ERE). But getting those qualified, interested candidates isn’t easy. Recognizing the importance of referrals is a good start, but it takes time and resources to implement a successful employee referral program.
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6 Things You Need to Know About Pay-Per-Application Job Ads

by Samantha Smith on Jan 16, 2017

Back in the old days, most online recruiting strategies could be described as “post and pray.” Place duration-based job ads on various job boards, and hope that you get enough applications/resumes to make a hire before time runs out. This is a gambling game where recruiters are hoping to get enough job applications to fill their pipeline to make a hire. So why gamble? That’s what Jobs2Careers asked in 2014, and Pay-Per-Application (PPA) was born. Pay-Per-Application allows recruiters to post for free and pay only when they receive a completed application. Here’s what you need to know about the newest way to pay for job ads:
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Jobs2Careers Opens Predictive Programmatic Advertising Technology Platform to Job Board Partners

by Samantha Smith on Dec 14, 2016

In a time of great change in the recruitment advertising industry, Jobs2Careers is looking to share (for free!) its programmatic job advertising success with its partners by opening its suite of tools to niche job sites, publications, associations, and other job boards.
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