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Bright.com informs its members it has been acquired by LinkedIn

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On February 10, 2014, Bright.com informed its members that it has been acquired by LinkedIn. For those of you who have never used Bright.com, it first started February 2011 the site launch after 18 months on June 19, 2012.

Though very similar in look to Indeed.com, Bright used what was known as the “Bright Score” system. We would normally provide a link but in light of the site closing, we have provided the information for you via Bright.com

Resume and job description study by Bright.com:

  • 15 engineers and data scientists, including three Ph.D.'s and four MIT graduates
  • 18 months of research and development
  • 60 recruiters that graded resumes over the past year
  • 40,800 man-hours of development
  • 2.1 million job descriptions analyzed
  • 2.8 million resumes that were used to validate the Bright Score
  • 8.6 million jobseekers who participated in our study

The Bright Score Range:

  • 0-69 Not a fit
  • 70-89 Good fit
  • 90-100 Great fit

Information used to determine the "bright score" were based off job experience, length of experience, previous work history, education, resume structure, ones grammar and spelling and even ones objective statement.

How LinkedIn plans to incorporated the Bright Score on their site is not known yet. We have been in touch with Bright.com but no reply has been given at this time.

However, this statement was released in their e-mail:

“To help you with this transition, we wanted to provide some information on how your Bright services and account will be impacted, as well as some support in moving over to LinkedIn:

You will be able to access existing account data on the site through February 28, 2014, but will not be able to create new activity. We encourage you to download your account information that you would like to keep.”

With over 7,433,259 visitors to Bright.com only time will tell how they respond to LinkedIn’s takeover.

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