Comments on: Wanted: investors for online job board http://blogs.reuters.com/small-business/2009/08/25/wanted-investors-for-online-job-board/ Grow your own Thu, 26 Mar 2015 12:32:24 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: Christopher Terce http://blogs.reuters.com/small-business/2009/08/25/wanted-investors-for-online-job-board/comment-page-1/#comment-775 Wed, 09 Sep 2009 09:15:22 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/small-business/?p=1099#comment-775 My company and a reputable international bank have initiated an investment program aimed at assisting new and already existing enterpreneurs with investment funding and corporate assistance where necessary.

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By: Locate Jobs Network http://blogs.reuters.com/small-business/2009/08/25/wanted-investors-for-online-job-board/comment-page-1/#comment-655 Mon, 31 Aug 2009 14:32:32 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/small-business/?p=1099#comment-655 Definitely an interesting concept. The ”old” model, of course, has been to charge employers for posting jobs and then to generate massive numbers of pageviews from job seekers in order to maximize advertising revenue. With candidates making up the bulk of the visitors/pageviews to sites, I can definitely see how ”exclusivity” would be valued. The concept plays out best for this particular market (executive jobs), as I don’t think it would work too well with lower-end sub-markets. Still, it will be interesting to see how this plays out, and how many job boards follow suit of charging candidates to ”belong.”

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By: Shaun Ling http://blogs.reuters.com/small-business/2009/08/25/wanted-investors-for-online-job-board/comment-page-1/#comment-643 Sun, 30 Aug 2009 03:58:22 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/small-business/?p=1099#comment-643 i Believe it’s a real great concept. Way to Go Ivy!

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By: rob http://blogs.reuters.com/small-business/2009/08/25/wanted-investors-for-online-job-board/comment-page-1/#comment-620 Wed, 26 Aug 2009 21:18:34 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/small-business/?p=1099#comment-620 This will most likely attract mediocre or desperate candidates. For people that have good skills it’s easier to just look for jobs on existing job boards, or search Craig’s list. Going through an extra obstacles of interviewing an intermediate party and paying extra money seems silly in this age, considering how many other alternatives are there.

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By: aguilar.giovanna@gmail.com http://blogs.reuters.com/small-business/2009/08/25/wanted-investors-for-online-job-board/comment-page-1/#comment-619 Wed, 26 Aug 2009 18:45:14 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/small-business/?p=1099#comment-619 Not sure if the snob appeal will provide long-term results. As someone mentioned, this type of career database seems more appropriate for someone just starting out or in low to mid level management, because senior management are already in niche industries and have established relationships and reputations, which means ofers knock on their doors. In addition, there is much to be said about the flip side of Ivy exclusivity, it proposes that, even though resumes are checked, that these candidates are the best and completely dismisses those professionals who may as qualified or more, but simply didn’t attend an A level school. Trust me, not ALL Ivy leaguers are that capable or that smart (worked with enough of them whose pedigree aided in their schooling more than their abilities)- -in the real world intelligence counts, experience counts, personality counts, and each and every one is not exclusive to ONLY Ivies…

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By: Mike http://blogs.reuters.com/small-business/2009/08/25/wanted-investors-for-online-job-board/comment-page-1/#comment-618 Wed, 26 Aug 2009 17:57:34 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/small-business/?p=1099#comment-618 Ones to watch are MessagingCareers.com they also own ExchangeCareers.com, BlackberryCareers.com and SharepointCareers.com.

Niche area job sites will be the way to go instead of being lumped together like cattle. People find it annoying when they get contacted from fields they dont specialize in but get job offers because they match a key search.

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By: Marceau http://blogs.reuters.com/small-business/2009/08/25/wanted-investors-for-online-job-board/comment-page-1/#comment-612 Wed, 26 Aug 2009 15:42:26 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/small-business/?p=1099#comment-612 I think it’ll go downhill as features like “featured candidate” and stuff start showing up. Just like dating sites that charge fees for more prominent placements, further diluting the pool. It goes back to who has the most disposable income, not who the best candidate is and that’s the wrong way to go.

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By: Worth79 http://blogs.reuters.com/small-business/2009/08/25/wanted-investors-for-online-job-board/comment-page-1/#comment-607 Wed, 26 Aug 2009 12:07:07 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/small-business/?p=1099#comment-607 Good luck. Competing against already established niche players like The Ladders, and trying to edge into already influential social networks’ domain seems like a pie-in-the-sky, me-too-with-something-shiny-attached, concept doomed to wither on the vine.

I suspect any money she does raise will likely come from Ivy peers who can afford to kiss the funds goodbye.

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By: Ian Kemmish http://blogs.reuters.com/small-business/2009/08/25/wanted-investors-for-online-job-board/comment-page-1/#comment-606 Wed, 26 Aug 2009 12:06:22 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/small-business/?p=1099#comment-606 I’d be curious to know what they believe the size of their market is. As a techie, once I had advanced to the point where I might have been in their target audience, I was already at the point where the jobs came looking for me, rather than the other way round.

So I guess in practice she’s looking at run-of-the-mill middle management. Is there any demand for a new way of recruiting them?

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By: Christopher O'Brien http://blogs.reuters.com/small-business/2009/08/25/wanted-investors-for-online-job-board/comment-page-1/#comment-602 Wed, 26 Aug 2009 09:33:13 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/small-business/?p=1099#comment-602 This is a great venture concept. We would be interested in blending our latest offering the “Quality Certified Candidate ™”. This offering puts the candidates reputation ahead of the resume with a candidate reputation scoring model designed to improve ROI by focusing on candidate to role alignement rather than the age old model of resume/skillset submissions. Our candidates receive a reputation score that can be requested by a client in addition to the standard provisions. Our scoring model improves successful candidate selection by ensuring the history of each candidates contract success rate.

This will be the latest industry standard for candidate selection.

Please contact me as I think our product line may work well together.

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