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Jobster, a new way of hiring

Nick Finck

March 31, 2005 at 10:50 AM

One of the projects I worked on through my former employer has launched today. The site is Jobster. No, this is hardly another Monster.com or headhunter company. Think of it as Friendster for the job market. Now, we all know LinkedIn launched a job service on their site, but I tried it and it didn't produce results. Jobster has a much greater potential here. Why? Because they are putting the customer's needs and the user's needs before the technology and even before their own company. They did the proper user research to help inform their design and technology decisions. It's not just social-networking with a job board glued to the top, it's all inclusive. Once you start using it you will see what I mean. One of the most interesting things about Jobster is that they know the reality of hiring someone is all based on who you know and who you are willing to recommend. It's all based on trust. Read more about the launch in their news release and on their blog.

Comments

Chris Trygstad

March 31, 2005 at 11:13 AM

I went there to sign up, or start using it, not as an employer, and can't figure it out, where do I start on the site?

Nick Finck

March 31, 2005 at 11:26 AM

I assume you are a recruiter then? You'll need to sign up with them first. They don't let just anyone in the door. :)

Neil Crist

April 7, 2005 at 12:42 PM

Chris- you can certainly give us a call at Jobster: 1-888-611-5627 and choose the "Sales" option. We have people available to talk you through it. -Neil Director, Customer Delight

Dave McClure

April 8, 2005 at 1:06 AM

actually, we've used the LinkedIn Jobs service a few times, and found it to be pretty useful. we haven't hired anyone as yet, but we've talked to several quality candidates as a result of using the service. at the very least, the ratio of quality to # of people is quite high. i don't know if Jobster is doing exactly the same thing, however i would have to disagree with your assesment of LinkedIn Jobs -- it appears to be working for us rather well thus far.

Dave McClure

April 8, 2005 at 1:08 AM

btw, nice site Nick... really clean look & feel :)

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