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Gawker Introduces Job Boards

Another blog to go the job board route is the Gawker blog Lifehacker who today announced theirs. It runs in conjunction with Gizmodo’s (also announced this week).

Quite a few bloggers have gone this route and looking at the number of jobs being advertised on them it seems that they’ve had some success (see TechCrunch, GigaOm’s, ReadWriteWeb’s etc).

Job boards on blogs won’t work for everyone but they can be both a good income earner and something that adds value in it’s own right to a blog.

They seem to work best on sites with a technology edge at present but I could see other sites with jobs that relate to their topic being possibilities also.

Traffic is a key however both in attracting advertisers as well as attracting readers to apply for jobs.

My own experience with ProBlogger’s job boards has been worthwhile. It continues to tick over with new jobs for bloggers. We don’t do quite the quantities of jobs that other boards are doing but focus in on a narrower niche and have still managed 9 new jobs across a number of topics in the last week.

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Comments

  1. Jobs in Pods says:

    Darren, I think blogs and jobs will just keep gaining steam over the next few years. I just launched a blog called JobsinPods.com that advertises Jobs via podcasts. Its a new twist onthis whole blog board thing.

    CM Russell

  2. Ian says:

    this looks like a good idea. I wonder how many other blogs will start doing this.

  3. Mike Panic says:

    It makes sense and was bound to happen – both Lifehacker and Gizmodo do upwards of 2 million unique hits a day, why not give a little back. In doing so, they will end up gaining even more traffic. I don’t think sites like Elance should be overlooked though, or some of the more popular forums out there like Web Hosting Talk.

  4. Allen says:

    I must go check this out… I never thought of having a JOB as a blogger… nice one..

  5. Allen says:

    Whoops thats not what you meant … *Ill get me coat…”

  6. jhay says:

    Wow, more venues to look for jobs. I just hope I get hired by one of them. ;)

  7. John Hewitt says:

    I’ve been making money off the job blog on my site for years, and it just got better with the new Indeed.com affiliate program. I’ve been posting jobs in one form or another since 1999, so I guess I’m an early adopter.

  8. Jamie says:

    Its a great idea to have the job area in a blog with as much traffic as this. As mentioned before its a great money maker. But not only does it benefit the blogger it benefits the employers hugely. They get to advertise to many thousands of visitors of whom are actively seeking to enhance their own communities, showing they are intuitive, resourceful and have some valuable skills, websites or blogs and get the right person for the job at hand. :D

  9. James says:

    Treehugger.com also has one, and for now it’s free:

    http://jobs.treehugger.com/

  10. Amanda says:

    It was bound to happen its the new hot thing it seems for everywhere to get a job posting.

  11. Grace says:

    That sounds okay… but I don’t think I need a job right now. I’ll keep that site in mind.