How would you feel? Job Shouts mentioned in the blogosphere.
Our project that launched two weeks ago has now appeared on two major internet blogs, and several medium career focused sites. about.com wrote a piece about jobshouts. The LA Times tech blogger David Sarno also wrote a piece on JobAngels, JobShouts, and twitter in the job search. That article appeared in print and in the Business Tech blog.
The realization that major media is recognizing your efforts is a great feeling. In the grand scheme of things, most people will go their whole lives without the kind of attention that our project has created.
We are growing quickly, but something told me this would be big before we went live.
In fact this could be huge, if done correctly we can create a large database of fresh, relevant, and current jobs. Something “disruptive” to the traditional boards. To use a phrase we hear repeatedly.
It’s really not what I wanted to hear
Another part of me reads those words, and a little voice in my head say”you can do better”. This is only the beginning, you have only scratched the surface. We are referred to as web innovators 🙂 playing on the field of dreams, with no real revenue model cast. There is a model trust me 😉
Most of what we really want to do with jobshouts is not ready yet. More features are in development, features that the times left out of their article. We have layout changes, image branding, a blog platform to design. Lots of things to do. Our site will constantly be in flux, dynamic, changing to the needs of the empoyment community.
Then there’s the naysayer, the one that needs to stir the pot. Claiming we are doing no more than cluttering up the stream. There is always someone that will be jealous of others accomplishments. We have no intention of taking any of that to heart. We have heard time and again, we are offering a great service. Something tells me we might be bruising some egos. That’s what it takes to get to the top, you have to step on some toes on the way up.
the next step
The most important featuress of jobshouts.com will be incorporating social media to spread jobs & job news quickly. To connect people looking with those hiring. Job seekers will opt in, for relevant job notices, and networking opportunities. Sent via DM in 140 characters or less.
We fully expected the site to do well. We felt that recruiters and employers would welcome our service. Now we have to deliver candidates. After all what good is a service, if it does not meet our clients needs?
Only time will tell if our efforts will take root.