Monday, April 11, 2011
We have always utilised Jobping's online networks (Facebook, LinkedIn & Twitter) for job post promotion and now we are offering job posters a chance to connect to their own networks too.
After publishing a position on Jobping you are now given the option to update your networks. You can update your Twitter account, your Facebook account and your LinkedIn account with a single click.
You choose the message and which networks to update, we then post the status update to the selected accounts in one go.
We hope job posters will love the ease of updating multiple online networks in one go and getting more views from people they trust on their position.
This is just the beginning of using your existing networks for finding the perfect candidate.
We are building upon this and you will see more networking features soon.
Thursday, January 6, 2011
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Monday, July 12, 2010
Jobping is making it as easy as possible for recruiters to get their social networking strategy right. To do this, we give registered recruiters the option to add their Tweets to all of the positions that they post. The ability to do this adds a whole other dimension to a job post that you don’t get anywhere else. The immediate benefit is that advertisers can cross sell other positions available and therefore eliminate the need for job seekers to perform more searches to find positions that they may not have found anyway.
However this is only a short term benefit. The true benefit is one for the long term. A recruiter can highlight, define and extend their online presence and persona in a context that will gain a far more targeted audience and increase the potential of finding better quality followers of future Tweets.
The strategy of social networking in its simplest form is to gain as many followers, friends and connections as possible, therefore extending your voice to a larger and growing audience. But how many of these followers are really relevant or have any true business potential to reach the goals of a recruiter. On Jobping if a job seeker notices you have other Microsoft technology oriented positions via your Twitter feed then that user is likely to start following you. Once this happens a recruiter has gained a potential communication resource for life. This also eliminates the need for that job seeker to ever have to perform another search in the future to be able to find your job posts.
With this feature enabled on Jobping, recruiters have the ability to not only promote all of their job posts in one place, but also have the potential to gain quality, targeted candidates for the immediate and foreseeable future for any relevant future positions. This is the true goal of any social networking strategy and one that cannot be underestimated.
Monday, July 5, 2010
Feature #1 – Reduced steps for everything
We know time is precious, so we’ve made it as quick and easy as possible to fulfil any task you may wish to perform. This starts with a simple registration form that only asks you to add the information we really need to know. Once you have registered you can sign in from any page and have a cookie saved to your computer so that you don’t need to sign in the next time you visit.
Adding a job post is even simpler. The Create a Job Post form asks for the bare minimum, leaving it up to you to add as little or as much information about the role as you please. You can also quickly and conveniently preview the post exactly as a Job seeker would see it whilst you write using the tabs at the top of the form.
Once your job post is published more functions are just one click away. Duplicate and publish a job post that’s available in separate locations, or view the performance of a post with our simple statistics engine. Once your post is approaching its expiration date simply extend it by the same time frame with just a single click. It’s really all very easy.
Check back here soon for feature #2 – Cross sell job posts using your own Twitter feed.
Saturday, June 26, 2010
StickyBeak is a logging tool for asp.net websites which logs information such as date, http method, url, User.Identity.Name, IP Address, unique session Id, unique browser Id, header values, querystring values, posted form values and cookie values for every request.
We are using elmah on Jobping to log exceptions that might happen on the site, but we also wanted a raw record of each request made to our site, to make our troubleshooting life easier.
You can download the source and binaries from StickyBeak on CodePlex.
Tuesday, May 4, 2010
Job posters now get an extra few characters for each tweet and readers can rely on our short URL as a trusted domain that leads them to our main site. Our shortener only accepts long URLs that are in our jobping.com domain.
The URL shortener works like other URL shortener services, it takes a long URL and makes it really short. When a user requests one of our short URLs e.g http://jobp.in/g the URL shortener service will redirect the user to the long URL. It issues a standard 301 redirect, an efficient and search engine friendly method for redirecting the user to the long URL location.
We have also published the Jobping URL shortener as open source and can be found on Codeplex here: http://jpurlshortener.codeplex.com/. We will be contributing more projects just like this to the open source community.