Paidcontent, the digital media and content publication was one of the first to realize that niche job boards were the future, and introduced its Digital Media Jobs board, when we were rank amateurs in comparison. Since then vibrant communities like 37Signals, TechCrunch, Alarm:Clock, and more recently ProBloggers have introduced their own twist on the job boards.
Though we are not the first, and certainly not the last, today we are throwing our hat in the ring, and introducing our Job Board, which is now live at jobs.gigaom.com. We have smart readers, and many of them run smart companies or fund smart companies. Others are looking for smart jobs. I believe we can provide mediation.
The job listings run $200 per listing per month. It is a fairly simple process. Try it out for yourself 🙂
We have added some features which make it easier for you to find the right job. For instance you can sort by location, category and the date posted. Job postings include other small features such as ability to communicate via Skype, and AIM. We are also using some simple web services to enhance what we’re doing such as connecting you to to Google Maps and Linked In.
Since our readers span a cross section of industries – broadband, wireless, VoIP, and consumer Internet, I feel confident that there will something (or a job) for everyone. We have a few already up! This C/C++ SupaFly gig sounds interesting. Just to keep you updated on the latest jobs, we have a RSS feed you can subscribe to.
We are counting on you to make this a success, and look forward to hearing your feedback, and suggestions. If you find bugs, please either email us or leave a comment. Thanks!
11 thoughts on “Get a gig on GigaOM Jobs”
Ouch.. because GigaOM is so small you won’t get any business selling listings at $200 a pop. They will go to TechCrunch. Should of listed them at $50/each instead. Good luck.
Congratulations for a new beginning and coming up with a helpful utility for various companies and budding developers..
keep up the good work(job) 😉
Cool idea. My red eyes were looking for jobs in India 😉
My 0.02 cents, this blog is by & for the “specialists”. Guys who have the fire, passion and who can’t sleep without tracking the latest happenings will peek at those jobs and companies want such developers 🙂
Rob, I disagree. Neither of us will be successful unless we work together. And the community loses, too, because there are too many places to post jobs. I posted my thoughts here: http://www.crunchnotes.com/?p=263
$200 is a big number for pre-funded startups! You might want to consider this category too…
It’s a good idea,
Would be very useful if there was a separate RSS feed for each category. Even more useful would be a customized RSS feed, say “category=technical + keywords=mysql,php,linux,ruby”
I think you need some kind of concept-to-funding hookup board. I see lots of passion and ideas on the comments and a good number of readers seem to be VC/angel types. Instead of a fixed fee, maybe you could collect a finder’s percentage.
It’s a good idea if the listings are legit. Sites like careerbuilder.com are so full of spam and scams. And a resume has such personal info in it, you really want to trust the website holding it.
The job board looks good Om, but I gotta admit, I don’t get it… why are you rushing in to a commodity market?
Michael Arrington’s idea makes some sense to me. Now all I see are two prominent bloggers with $200/pop job boards and little differentiation.
What is going to stop someone else from coming in with $150/pop or $100/pop job board?
More importantly, how long will either you or Arrington resist the temptation to drop your price and start a (ruinous) price war?
Well, 2K price is too much to ask for.. Converting that to INR, a post will cost 90,000 (which is almost equal to Monster’s 3-month subscription fee, for umlimited posts!!)
Anywyas, Hereis a comparison of Techcrunch/GigaOm and Problogger job boards.
I’ll also post this on the techcrunch blog, as it applies equally to both.
I can understand your interest in leveraging-(monetarising) your successful blogs, but I wonder if we really need another attach your resume and mail it to the recruiter job board, they are so 1997.
I would have hoped for some more innovative from bloggers that have their pulse on Web 2.0.
more here. http://theotherthomasotter.wordpress.com/2006/08/28/20-job-boards-and-why-techcrunch-and-gigaom-dont-get-it/