GoJobby Launches – Web 2.0 Job Site

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.

  • Tags you’ve applied to yourself still appear in the tag cloud.
  • Tags don’t always get marked with a number correctly.
  • The numbers are 1, 2, 3 but the categories are Newbie, Skilled, Advanced.
  • Clicking a tag adds a border to it, often moving it out from under your mouse.
  • Clicking multiple times to move between boxes is n * lame.
  • Drag and drop would have solved all of these.
  • Never send or store cleartext passwords!
  • Tags are global, so I can’t fix wrong case.
  • Can’t use HTML in the “about me” blurb (“10,000 ft view”).
  • Searching for candidates, the 1, 2, 3 are back. It’d work nicer with a little box you could click to switch between off, newbie, skilled, and advanced.

Last, the warning: you can have 64 tags (total between all categories). GoJobby doesn’t tell you this anywhere, you’ll just notice a tag randomly disappear every time you try to add a 65th. I noticed this because I started adding tags for all the fun odd stuff I’ve learned and then noticed things kept disappearing. You’ll have to sit there and count your tags to know how many you have, GoJobby is very young yet.

Despite my nitpicking and the couple small bugs, GoJobby is great to use and will pick up tons of job seekers. Unlike Dice and Monster, registration is easy and filling in a profile is dead easy. And you can actually upload your resume as a file — how 1995! It’s not just a little nicer for seekers, it’s worlds better.

Anyone else have suggestions or know of other web 2.0 job sites? I’m trying to think of others, and Indeed is the closest I can get.

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