Ok, I just watched the short video
of Gataum Godhwani
talking about SimplyHired
- Joel Cheesman interviewed him.
It made me think of lots of things but I want to talk about the job board part of it. Now, there are so many choices for someone who wants to start a Nich Job Board. You have JobTarget
Big Companies are buying them up and I am sure the day is near when Chris Russell
or Steven Rothberg
gets an offer they can't refuse. The point here is that it is getting easier and easier to build an infrastructure that will allow the job board to exist and accept payment for postings along with adservers and everything.
There are a couple of things though. The first is that maybe it will not make it easier at all. Look at how easy it is to build a social network
. There are many recruiting Ning sites now that have popped up since May and not many are active on a weekly basis. The other is that I never really see any instructions from the jobboard in a box companies saying, Ok we are really providing the easy part, now you need to go out and build a business and click here to see how to do it.
There are tons of industry specific job boards today and I bet a whole pile more are coming. How do you build a successful job board?