Jobs on Blogs – soon everyone will have a blogboard.
Om Malik launched a ‘blogboard’ today. According to the site, the GigaOM Job Board provides info on job opportunities for hi-tech professionals at notable technology-focused startups and companies around the world.
Just $200 bucks a pop – get ’em while they’re hot.
Check it out – http://jobs.gigaom.com/
Update: Mike over at the CrunchNotes blog has some interesting things to say about GigaOM Jobs:
When I realized Om was building yet another job board I told him flat out I wanted to partner with him, offering to make CrunchBoard a new company and splitting equity with him 50/50. Hell, we could even rename it to something more neutral. Given that TechCrunch has more traffic than GigaOm right now, and that we had already built and launched the board, I thought that was a fair offer.
Om passed on my proposal, and I’m sure he has his reasons. But in my mind, this is all a very web 1.0 way of thinking. I don’t want to have my own garden, a sort of mini monster.com. I want to be a part of an ecosystem. There’s no way we can compete with the big job boards fighting individual battles. We need to partner, create a distributed system, and win virally.
To start, I think we should create a single widget that shows all of the jobs listed by 37 Signals, Om and CrunchBoard. That’s the right thing to do for the companies. And then, before one of us realizes that the way to get all the listings is to just drop the price below the others, we should turn this into a stand alone company and split up equity. We also need to allow other websites to join the network and get a fair revenue split (read: large majority) for bringing listings or potential employees to the service.
I think his idea has merit – what do you think?