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Career Connection Network Partners with Microsoft to Build a Software Testing Online Community to Target, Build Relationships with and Recruit Top Passive Talent

Microsoft to leverage Career Connection site to find and engage top Software Testing Talent

Princeton Junction, NJ, January 24, 2008 --( Career Connection Network (CCN) is the premier Career Social Network providing unique solutions to Fortune 500 companies for building relationships with top passive talent, announces today its partnership with Microsoft.

The technology created by Blogging Systems Group for use in its CCN division, enables the sponsoring company to target top tier professionals via their Career Connection site. This is the first time that an online recruiting tool has been built which identifies, for Fortune 500 companies, top tier passive talent without the need to ‘go out and find them.’ Microsoft is the latest premier brand to partner with CCN to sponsor an exclusive Career Connection site.

Alex Pedregon, Program Manager, Talent Communities at Microsoft will be leading the partnership with CCN. Pedregon states, “Part of our sourcing strategy in 2008 is to build relationships with top performers in their career that normally would not visit our careers web site. Leveraging the CCN platform to build an exclusive community of top profiles is a key component to our sourcing strategy.”

Microsoft’s Software Testing Career Connection community will be a destination site for Software Testing professionals to obtain fresh content regarding their career and industry. In addition, site members can keep abreast of what other top tier Software Testing professionals (passive and non) are doing to advance their careers.

The Software Testing Career Connection site will foster peer networking via a wide variety of common and advanced features, including auto-generated member matchmaking based on profile interests and criteria, including:
-- careers in software testing
-- industry or company experience
-- subject matter expertise
-- geography
-- social interests
-- any other relevant profile data

CCN has partnered with premier brands that are leaders in a specific career category which are exclusive sponsors to Career Connection networking sites such as: Wachovia for Financial Sales professionals, Toyota for Manufacturing Engineering professionals and Citi Mortgage for Mortgage Sales professionals.

"We are honored to partner with Microsoft in launching the Software Testing Career Connection community,” says Richard Nacht, CEO of Blogging Systems. “We are confident that Microsoft's thought leadership position in this space together with Career Connection Network's expertise in building online communities and social networks will result in the creation of THE online destination site for Software Testing passive talent; and that this will result in opportunities for Microsoft to reach the best of the best.”

About Career Connection Network
Career Connection Network, a division of Blogging Systems Group, was founded in June, 2007. CCN was created to solve the challenge faced by Fortune 500 leading brands which were finding it harder and harder to find, reach and engage with their most pressing hiring target market - passive talent. CCN combines the already proven value of social networks with other successful company sourcing strategic tools. The Career Connection Network technology, built for career social networking, is believed by major Fortune 500 brands to be the recruiting solution category killer for 2008 and beyond, for both career professionals and leading strategic employers.

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