TwitterJobSearch: Is Twitter taking over the world?
Another site is already beginning to harness the power of twitter to help people find jobs. The new site, TwitterJobSearch picks up only job related tweets, with their underlying links. The tweets are sourced from existing sites such as HotJobs and CareerBuilder, but helps bring them all into one place. The tweets are ranked by relevance and date, making it both a plesant user experience and a welcome relief after staring at MonsterTRAK for two hours straight.
A simple search for "architect" pulls up 96 listings today, 50 yesterday, and 497 before that. I'm then given options to narrow it down to "software engineer," "engineer," "technical architect," "developer," etc. There are further options to list by skills and type of job. However, if I wasn't looking to relocate, it's not so easy to search by location. A search for "'Architect in New York'" gives me a whopping one job, while "Architect in 'New York'" gives me the same 643 results as the first search, with four New York jobs on top. Given that the site launched in beta just today, there's no telling where it will go. Hopefully they'll iron out some of the kinks as more and more employers start tweeting their openings.
And if you're wondering where I picked up this story, it was on Twitter. Thanks @techcrunch!