It’s fun bashing job boards (ok, it’s fun bashing any category of web sites, but we’re talking job boards here). They’re like pop music – lots of not-so-good with occasional gems.
But how about focusing on the good ones for a change? I’ve talked about some trends in the market recently (including mentioning some names), but I’m interested in what you think really works on specific job sites. Here are some ideas (hardly exhaustive) for categories.Tell me which sites win on each (use the comment section or send me an email if you’re shy):
1) Fastest job seeker registration
2) Easiest resume upload
3) Best help system
4) Easiest job ‘apply’ function
5) Best integration of Twitter
6) Best integration of LinkedIn
7) Best career hub
8 ) Coolest visual design (and it should be a design that you can actually use, too!)
9) Best simple design
10) Best complex design
11) Coolest job seeker tools
12) Best at not looking like a traditional job board
Feel free to contribute your own categories, too!
(Note: thanks to Eric Shannon for the genesis of this post!)