Secrets of the Job Hunt


Tuesday, October 23, 2007

New job board: LinkUp

There's a new job board in town, and its name is Linkup.

They aim to aggregate or "scrape" only employers jobs from their own company career sites. They index the content like a search engine. When you click on a job it will appear inside a frame on your browser so you can easily link back to LinkUp.

Bringing together only employers jobs is nothing new. DirectEmployers already does it. And now sites like Indeed also allow employers to add their jobs. LinkUp aims to index only employers jobs and no spam. The interface is slick and works well but I'm not sure this site offers anything substantially different than the other boards I mentioned. For my money, Indeed is the ultimate job search experience.

LinkUp's biggest challenge may be the fact that their name is similar to LinkedIn. At the ERE expo which I attended last week, a number of attendees were already confusing the two. Perhaps a name like "Just Employers" would have been more appropriate.

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