Simply Hired Presents Online Entrepreneurship Forum With Sramana Mitra Author calls job seekers to take their careers into their own hands

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Jan. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Simply Hired, (http://www.SimplyHired.com), the largest job search engine and recruitment advertising network, announces an online entrepreneurship forum in partnership with Sramana Mitra, Forbes columnist and author of Entrepreneur Journeys. The open forum will take place on January 14th, 2009 at 11am PT/2pm ET and will center on job seekers taking their careers in their own hands by learning to create jobs now.

During the 60-minute session, Sramana Mitra will answer participant questions in real-time about all aspects of entrepreneurship including forming a business idea, finding great mentors, funding your business idea, mistakes to avoid and more. The session is open to everyone, however only the first 15 participants to register will have the opportunity to interact with Mitra.

"My message to everyone facing a job crisis and tough times has been and continues to be: Take control of your destiny," shares Sramana Mitra. "This is a good time to explore being in business yourself. Many great companies have been founded during downturns and recessions. Many people have found their way into self-employment during difficult times. For those who are new to this way of life, I want to provide some positive momentum, inspiration and encouragement, as well as teach them the ropes of entrepreneurship."

The forum is free to all participants and will be run on the Dimdim Web Conferencing platform. Dimdim is the easy, open, and affordable web conference company -- providing free and low cost tools to enable everyone to meet freely. To register for this event, go to http://entrepreneurshipforum.eventbrite.com or visit http://www.dimdim.com.

"We are pleased to offer job seekers yet another resource for attaining their career goals and getting closer to finding their dream job. Entrepreneurship offers yet another avenue," said Gautam Godhwani, CEO and Co-founder of Simply Hired. "We hope job seekers can benefit from the insights of such a seasoned expert like Sramana Mitra."

About Sramana Mitra

Sramana Mitra is the author of Entrepreneur Journeys, a $16.95 paperback now available on Amazon.com. She is a genuine advocate of entrepreneurship who is looking to give back and share all she has learned. Sramana is a serial entrepreneur who founded three companies after earning her Master's degree from M.I.T., she's a strategy consultant who has worked with some 75 companies, a weekly columnist for Forbes, and author of the widely syndicated business blog Sramana Mitra on Strategy (http://www.sramanamitra.com).

In Entrepreneur Journeys, Sramana Mitra spotlights a diverse group of successful CEO entrepreneurs and analyzes their start-up stories. The book was written to serve as a tangible mentoring device -- to inspire entrepreneurship and point first-time entrepreneurs to a body of case studies that teach important disciplines like bootstrapping and positioning.

About Simply Hired

With more than 5 million job listings worldwide and over 5,000 job search partners, Simply Hired (http://www.SimplyHired.com) is the largest job search engine and recruitment advertising network. The company has exclusive partnerships with MySpace and LinkedIn as well as the largest set of professional apps on Facebook. The company has international sites in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia and India. Simply Hired has been lauded as one of the "50 Coolest Websites" by Time Magazine and declared "Best of the Web" by Business Week. Simply Hired has raised $17.7M in funding from News Corporation's Fox Interactive Media, Foundation Capital, Garage Technology Ventures and individual investors. The company is privately held and is based in Mountain View, California.

About Dimdim

Dimdim -- the world's easiest web conference -- empowers anyone to deliver synchronized live presentations, whiteboards and web pages and share their voice and video over the Internet -- with no download required. Dimdim provides multiple free, commercial and open source versions capable of supporting thousands of attendees per meeting and is used by millions worldwide. Use Dimdim to reduce the cost of your existing web conferencing bills, save time, travel and trouble while protecting the planet from harmful carbon emissions. Dimdim is backed by the original investors in Skype, Hotmail, and MySQL and is based in Boston, Mass., with offices in New Hampshire, Canada and India.

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