Monday, February 23, 2009

ONLINE - E-Bay for Job Postings?

The site is called and right now they specifically cater to the Boston area and are only in their Beta stage. Other cities have posted on there already and they have a different way of handling their openings.

Employers post a free description of their job and they can either list the price range they are willing to pay or they let the potential employees bid on the projects/part-time work/full-time work. Employers are not required to hire anyone if they don’t like the bids or the quality of the applicants. They are also able to send private messages to candidates. Right now this style of the job board focuses on recent graduates and college students. One thing that stood out to me was the fact that employers are able to rate their employee on the website once the job is complete. Those who are bidding are also able to see other people’s responses.

This offers an interesting chance to reach out to those about to enter the job market and offer internships, paid/unpaid/lowest bid/best resume, and tap into the college talent pool.

While limited to Boston at this time, they do have an option to be notified when a Jobaphiles is available for their area.

What are your thoughts on this site? Have you come across anything like this before?

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