Jobs home page reorg
~ 18 October 2006 ~
It’s been about 3 weeks since announcing Authentic Jobs, and things are progressing well so far. Currently there are 52 jobs listed, some of which include the following:
- UI/Website Designer (full-time) at Meetup Inc.
- Theme Designer (freelance) for Scrapblog
- Web / Graphic Designer (full-time) at Last.fm (UK!)
- Concepts Producer (full-time) at MSNBC.com
- XHTML/Graphic Designers (freelance) at Wallop
You continue to report success with your listings; one even claimed “30 responses” from his freelance listing, “and 4 or 5 of those look like really solid possibilities.”
We knew from day one that as soon as the number of listings increased sufficiently, the one-column stacked list wouldn’t give proper exposure to both lists (full-time, freelance). So as of last night, we successfully rolled out a much-needed home page reorganization:
Each list is now immediately visible without scrolling.
We’re still fine tuning the names/semantics of the sub-categories. In today’s environment with XHTML, CSS, Ajax, Interaction Design, PHP, Rails, and so on, it’s quite difficult to can everything into two nicely packaged sub-categories. Most likely at some point a tagging system may be more efficient. But with companies wanting the best response possible from their ads, it’s probably tempting to tag a listing with everything under the sun to ensure maximum exposure. So we’ll see how it goes with Design and Development sub-categories and make changes later as needed.
Ultimately you’re the one who benefits by posting and viewing jobs, so naturally we’re open to feedback. But for now, go have a peek at the new home page, or post a job (full-time listings $250/30 days; freelance listings $75/15 days; money-back guarantee included for both).
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