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 Tuesday, March 23, 2010
Knock Knock:
Who’s There?
Head Hunter
Head Hunter Who?
A Hunter who just ‘offers’

Wake-Up Head Hunters!

Finally after long drag it seems (yes the word is still ‘seems’) Head Hunters are coming back – so gear up, clean up, oil up, load up and …. Get ready to roll !

Ammo: Job Advertisement
You are looking, We are looking and the World is looking – Yes – close to 25% of World’s Internet population is looking for Jobs on Internet –That’s 250 million people and growing! Why to loose out on quality talent that is searching on the internet just because you can not post your Job for many unknown reasons but primarily – Cost!

We at iitjobs thought of it to make things simple for Head Hunter and for Job Seekers Head Hunters after registration you just need to send job openings at postjobs@iitjobs.com and our very simple yet powerful XML technology will do your job postings automatically – Bam and Done !!! More over all Jobs Posted at iitjobs portal are optimized using SEO strategies and coding that ensures better indexing by the search engines and our xml technology that delivers jobs automatically to all the important and high trafficked vertical job sites.

So when as a Head Hunter you post a job your job opening it automatically gets picked by search engines like Google, Yahoo, Bing and many other search engines. And that’s not all, The job postings are also picked up and displayed on vertical search engines like Indeed.com, Simplyhired.com etc etc.

The bottom line is that people are out there looking for jobs on the internet and vise-versa!

Tuesday, March 23, 2010 9:43:00 PM (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)  #    Disclaimer  |  Comments [3572]  | 
 Thursday, March 4, 2010
Its no brainer to guess that search is the number one activity people do on the internet . Search has always been a very lucrative area with a lot of pull and money flowing in. This phenomena led to the emergence of many search engines popping one after the another promising artificial intelligence based results ( wolfram alpha ) to human powered results ( mahalo ).

Many of these search engines failed to sustain the initial buzz that was created by them. This can be attributed to many factors but honestly the fact is that these search engines couldn’t deliver what they had promised.

With all the push and pull happening a new breed of search engines began to slowly emerge. These search engines are what we refer to as the “vertical search engines”. Some people also call vertical search engines as aggregators. This is due to the fact that these type of search engines aggregate data from various sources and present it to the user. The most common way of aggregating data is by using xml feeds.

Now lets take a look into the top 3 reasons why general search engines fail and vertical search engines rock.

1. Specialized searches –If a person is looking out for a job. He can either go to a job board or do a simple look up on google. A google search would yield a very unordered result. We did a search and found out that 20 per cent of the results were unrelated. Results from news, blogs and article directories don’t help a jobseeker much esp when he is looking for a job. All he needs is to simply check the opening and submit his resume for that position.

2. Freshness – General search engines like google and yahoo do not crawl a website everyday and that’s why the indexed data is not always up to date. Some of the results can be over a month old. While in vertical search engines the xml feed that is sent to them by the publisher website tells them exactly when the content was published and notifies them of any changes. With the inbuilt mechanism of handling the feeds the xml data is updated and reindexed automatically. This ensures the freshness of the content or the job opening.

3. Specialized tools – Many industry specific vertical engines offer specialized tools that assists a user in exploring more about his topic of interest. For example indeed.com offers a salary calculator, job trends, email job alerts and forums where people can participate and get to know more. Basically vertical search engines provide a user with a “one stop shop” option which general search engines don’t.

Here is a report by a leading market research company ( Jupiter Media ) . They did a survey on the problems faced by users with general search engines.

The bottomline

Vertical search engines are here to stay. With a growing user base, revenue and the set of unique features that the vertical search engines provide. It won’t be a hard to guess that vertical search is the next big thing.
Thursday, March 4, 2010 8:09:23 AM (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)  #    Disclaimer  |  Comments [4256]  |