Monday, March 27th, 2006

Jobby Brings Job Hunting into a Web 2.0 World

Category: Showcase

<>p> Ever wondered when the online job searching sites would get out of the “old web” and into a more Web 2.0 kind of attitude? Well, a new site, Jobby, is looking to change that image.

Jobby is a new way to think about resumes that lets you show off your
qualifications and make it easy for hiring mangers to find you. Instead of
digging through job postings and submitting resumes to countless companies and
recruiters, Jobby lets users make their qualifications available in an easily to
search format.

Jobby uses a tag cloud-based qualification entry interface, and
AJAX powered search filters based on category, name, level, location, and more.
The search page also lets you subscribe to customized search filters via RSS in
case you don’t find the person you’re looking for right away.

The site combines a solid combination of interface and functionality to create an easy to use kind of user experience. As as hiring manager, you can search on a term and get the results. The real fun starts when you apply filters to the data dynamically. Your list is fine tuned down to a few candidates as you narrow the field in different categories like Location, Business, and Availability.

They’re also working up a system that would allow developers to add a “drop in” script to the page, linking directly to their information on Jobby. You can keep track of this and other advancements they’re making on their blog.

They’re still in a beta stage, but if you’re looking to submit your information as a “Web Geek”, you’ve come to the right place.



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[...] Ajaxian.com has a feature story about Jobby in their showcase.  The review is incredibly positive and features a nice screenshot.  One of my biggest fears when releasing Jobby is that people just wouldn’t “get it” when looking at the site…  That the common response from people would be, “Huh?”. [...]

Pingback by GoJobby Blog » Blog Archive » Jobby Featured on Ajaxian.com! — March 27, 2006

Good interface, the skills listing was especially interesting. If I was a manager, I don’t think I’d want to hire anyone (at least for a tech related job) that couldn’t figure it out anyway.

The only thing that is missing is, as an employee, browsing jobs submitted, but this may be because there are not any in the system yet.

Comment by Andy — March 27, 2006

[...] I found GoJobby via Ajaxian and filled out a profile to check it out. It’s a neat site, but I’ve got a few concerns/suggestions and a big warning. [...]

Pingback by GoJobby Launches - Web 2.0 Job Site - Push cx — March 27, 2006

[...] I’ve been testing out a new (in beta) Ajax Job site called Jobby this evening. Unlike other web 2.0 job sites like Indeed and Simply Hired (which aggregate job listings from around the web), Jobby takes information directly from job seekers, and then focuses on helping recruiters filter through job qualifications fast via tagging and tag filtering. The results are quite stunning and I can easily see other services (not necessarily in the job space) copying some of these features (Ajaxian says its “combines a solid combination of interface and functionality”). [...]

Pingback by TechCrunch » The Jobby Experiment — March 27, 2006

Just a little international perspective. The word “jobby” in Scots is a childish word for faeces [cf: some of Billy Connolly's material].

Comment by Bogle — March 28, 2006

[...] Nous avons testé la nouvelle version de d’un site d’emploi en Ajax appelé Jobby. Contrairement à d’autres sites comme Indeed ou Simply Hired (qui syndiquent des annonces d’emploi présentes sur le web), Jobby collecte directement les informations auprès des demandeurs d’emploi et dédie son service à aider les recruteurs grâce un filtre de tags pour trouver le bon candidat. Les résultats sont assez impressionnants et nous pouvons facilement imaginer d’autres types de services (autres que l’emploi) copieront ce type d’approche (Ajaxian déclare qu’il s’agit là d’une solide combinaison d’interface et de fonctionnalités). [...]

Pingback by TechCrunch en français » Une bonne expérience avec Jobby — March 28, 2006

[...] In the meantime, while Congress mulls over the immigration issues, maybe employers and employees should use Jobby? Contractors and out-of-work veterans could use Ether or Jobby. Because if the workers can’t come to the employers, the employers can to the workers. [...]

Pingback by MyGlobalCity » You’re… Hired - Job Seeking In The Global Village — March 28, 2006

[...] I just like to say the name, Jobby. Ha. [...]

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[...] Ajaxian is similarly impressed and says that Jobby: [...]

Pingback by tag cloud interface for list selection (hello Jobby!) at disambiguity — March 29, 2006

[...] Conclusion Jobby was launched successfully on its single modest server and, thanks to links from Ajaxian and TechCrunch, went on to happily survive hundreds of thousands of hits in a single week. Assuming I applied all of my new found PHP tuning knowledge correctly, the application should be able to handle much more load on its current hardware. [...]

Pingback by somewhere in… colourful moments » Digg PHP’s Scalability and Performance — April 10, 2006

[...] Conclusion Jobby was launched successfully on its single modest server and, thanks to links from Ajaxian and TechCrunch, went on to happily survive hundreds of thousands of hits in a single week. Assuming I applied all of my new found PHP tuning knowledge correctly, the application should be able to handle much more load on its current hardware. [...]

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[...] ConclusionJobby was launched successfully on its single modest server and, thanks to links from Ajaxian and TechCrunch, went on to happily survive hundreds of thousands of hits in a single week. Assuming I applied all of my new found PHP tuning knowledge correctly, the application should be able to handle much more load on its current hardware. [...]

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Jobby rocks ;)

Comment by web 2.0 jobs — August 28, 2006

You can find a lot of web 2.0 jobs here. http://web2jobs.blogspot.com
All of them in one place.

Comment by web2jobs — October 9, 2006

Jobby :) …. Their filters algorithms for recruiters are as cool as its name jobby :)

Comment by Mike — May 5, 2007

There’s also Web 2.0 Jobsite on http://web2.0jobsite.com for Web 2.0 job hunting

Comment by Web2.0Jobsite — June 13, 2007

Hi, I’ve just finished my new vertical job search engine JobGeni http://www.jobgeni.com that runs on Google AJAX Feed API. It’s pulls the data from several major jobsites like indeed, simplyhired, yahoo hotjobs, monster and jobster.

Comment by vidaldewit — April 15, 2008

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