One feature that everyone was always pushing us for in Jobba the Site (other than the ability to save your resume) was something simmilar to Monster’s Job Search Agent, where you could save certain job searches as your favourites and then it would notify you when there were new posts under that search.
Now, in theory this is a good idea, you don’t have to come to the site periodically to find out if there is anything good for you, but in practice it is not really that good. I had one set up for Junior Developer on Monster so that I could find out when there were jobs that matched that search. Good idea right? Not really…
Some of the more interesting results:
Tax – Manager – US Corporate Tax Services
Program Manager – Ice Rink
General Accounting Specialist
Hmm, not really what I was looking for. Originally I had tried to do this with Entry Level Web development, which as it turns out was even worse with it sending me results like:
Coordonnateur courrier / Courrier coordinator
Spécialiste de la paie / Payroll Specialist
Entry Level Marketing and Sales ***** APPLY TODAY, START TOMORROW!
Entry Level Print Based Advertising – Start Immediately
CONFUSED ABOUT WHAT TO DO WITH YOUR DEGREE
Seeking Top Performers to Fill Openings as an Account Manager! Start Now
Wow, all those opportunities! I especially liked the ones that were all in caps! Like they were yelling at me to get a job, theirs! In the end, I found my new job with a simple Google search. Google: 1, Job Sites: 0. I hope we can change this with Jobba the Site, but that feature will be one that is added later, if at all since it seems to be so hit and miss. To be fair, it did actually give me results that were good, but those seemed to be outweighed by the ones that were random and had nothing to do with what I was looking for.