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I frequently look for different Web 2.0 companies which specialize in the career and job market. I would love to find a company which specializes in "resume lines" and tags rather than the standard "post resume here" site, i.e. Monster, Dice, etc.

I checked out Indeed today and played around with their search engine. It has the look and feel of a Google meets Monster platform. Job search results are displayed as Google-like search entries. Click on a result, see a job.

Not to pick on Indeed. I am sure they put a lot of work into this project and I wish them all the success in the world.

But what I want from a Web 2.0 job site...

A job site which posts jobs.
A job site which allows users to rate (vote) companies, positions, etc.
A job site which allows users to post comments.
(Thank Digg for this).
A job site which allows resume posting with tags - not a Word upload or worse, a fill-in-the-blank-one-size-fits-all web form.
A job site which allows users to have their own space (Think MySpace for work) which allows users to post pictures, projects, their work in their own words, references and referrals.

Think about it. A real Web 2.0 job site for career seekers and employers, too.

Could the simple act of allowing readers to rate up or down a company turn such a career site into another JobVent?
Sure, but it could also turn an overlooked company into a superstar.

So who has the ability to build a career site like this? Or better yet, does such a career site exist already?



Jason Alba said...

Jobster does some of this and seems the most likely to actually incorporate what you mention. Emurse is another one to look at (not what you are asking, but related). JibberJobber is for managing/organizing, but with a huge twist on personal relationships (tags, photos, comments on shared companies, etc.)

Jack said...

Jason - I will have to check Emurse out. I have seen JibberJobber but am hesitant when I see a monthly fee.
Web 2.0 (to me at least) is about participants providing content for the application. The application owner recoups costs with an active (and hopefully large sub list) and advertising on subs pages.
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