Jobster, the Seattle-based job search company really needs to come up with a better and more formal job description for itself. The company that has been through a major upheaval has changed its game plan so often, that it is hard to take what they are doing seriously. If you are like me, then you are thinking, these guys are just spinning their wheels.
After launching free job listings, Jobster now has launched phase two of that plan, where companies willing to pay a little extra cash would get a preferential placement. TechCrunch describes it as “pay per applicant” plan. Prospective employers pay $5 if someone inquires about a job listed by them. In exchange, their listings get higher placement over other free listings.
Is this a good move? If we had access to Jobster’s listings-to-inquiry ratio, then we could figure out if this is a money maker. Right now, it is yet-another-experiment, and this isn’t the last time we have heard a new plan from these guys. Maybe it is time to put them in the lets-not-pay-any-attention-to-them-anymore-bin for now.