Website Review: JobNob.com

Remember yesterday’s post, when I discussed how the vast majority of “new” employment sites that are sprouting up out there aren’t all that valuable to the average job seeker?  And how most of them simply recycle the same old tired job leads you’ve already seen, trying to attract a new audience for advertising purposes?

Well, every now and then, an effective new job website truly does materialize — or at least I finally discover it, if it’s been around for a while.  I’m not sure which of these scenarios is the case with JobNob, but after some initial testing and evaluation, it looks to be a very legitimate resource.  As you’ll learn, if you click on it, the site is focused exclusively on listing opportunities within the start-up world.  We’re talking really early-stage stuff here, including opportunities for jobs that don’t pay a salary, but instead offer “alternative” compensation in the form of (I’m assuming) stock options, equity, and such things.

After running some searches for the Seattle area, proper, I’ll admit I was a little annoyed that the site would also bring up a ton of jobs categorized as being available in “any location” by default.  Making matters worse, you can’t even click on the “Location” column to get all of the Seattle ones lined up in a row.  This is a pretty elementary programming feature, so I have a hunch this decision was an intentional one on JobNob’s part to make it appear “larger” than it actually is in terms of the number of leads available in a given geography.  Oh well.  It’s bothersome, but we won’t throw out the baby with the bathwater.  If you take the time to scroll down manually, and review those assignments listed as being strictly in Seattle (or whatever city you might be targeting) you’ll find some pretty interesting opportunities — and when I cross-referenced these leads against the big daddy sites like Indeed.com and Simplyhired.com, I was pleased to find almost zero duplication.  Again, as stated yesterday, this is the sign of a “winning” and worthwhile employment site.  It offers original content you can’t find elsewhere.

So for those of you interested in getting in on the ground floor with a potential organization, and who might have the “reserves” in place to work for options, instead of cold hard cash, JobNob is a site you definitely should add to your arsenal.   Lest there be any confusion, too, the leads on this site AREN’T strictly limited to high-tech and programming jobs.  In scanning through the Seattle-area listings, I saw opportunities for marketing folks, business planners, consumer product experts, and other occupational niches.  Granted, there are a few “false positives” you’ll come across (ads for State Farm Insurance agents, that sort of thing) that suggest this site is using artificial intelligence of some kind to “find” potential openings out there on the web at large, but at the end of the day, the ratio of appropriate content to junk is still pretty good.  Enjoy!

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3 Responses to “Website Review: JobNob.com”

  1. actually we heard this from a few people and we should have this feature implemented tomorrow!

  2. Julie: Thanks very much for your comment and I’m glad you saw the review I posted yesterday! Especially when one considers my comments in light of the blog post I wrote the day before, I agree and commend you for creating a site that is the “real deal” and contains original leads and content. I’m hoping many of my clients decide to check JobNob out. By any chance, though, did you see the point I raised about not being able to sort the results effectively by location? Or limit them exclusively to a single city, versus all of the “at large” jobs that show up? Any possibility of adding this functionality at some point in the future?

  3. Hi Matt,
    Julie Greenberg here (Co-founder of Jobnob). I stumbled on your review of my site today. Jobnob IS the real deal- you’ll find jobs here not listed anywhere else. And we also do events (like we did last night in Palo Alto where over 400 jobseekers and startups showed up). We even came to Seattle- on Sept. 30th to do a Jobnob event, and we hope to come back soon!

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