Today I head up to Sydney to attend the Australasian Talent Conference. During my 4 day stay in the harbour city I will be catching up with Phillip Tusing from Destination Talent to discuss our Talent Sources survey (watch this space), attending ATC, speaking for http://inspecht.com.au/speaking/ in the workplace and running the first Sydney JobSeekr Mixer.
The end result is expect lots of tweeting (#atcsyd is the hashtag) and maybe some blog posts, and even some audio!
Over the last few months one of the side projects I have been working on is JobSeekr. The idea come about while working with Jeremy Samuel and Riges Younan on their products 2Vouch and JobGenie. While 2Vouch and JobGenie are focused on finding the best people for a role we recognised that there was not a good place for job seekers to go to learn about how to find a job. (Other than of course the multitude of job board.)
So we built JobSeekr.
The vision for JobSeekr is a little different.
The idea is that trying to find a job can be a very lonely and testing time, every job seeker needs help. JobSeekr will allow people to come together share tips and hints on how to find a job along with some specialised services. We have engaged the support of some of Australia’s top recruiters, personal branding consultants and commentators who will all be contributing content to the site. The first two have been Ross Clennett and Dan Nuroo, with a series from Annemarie Cross coming up soon.
Right now the site contains content to help job seekers find a job, however as JobSeekr has been built on WordPress Multiuser with Buddypress it is a complete multiuser blogging platform and social network. We have the ability to provide job seekers their own blogs, arrange their own events, groups and hang out in the discussion forum.
There is lots more to do on the site (yes it is beta) but we have opened it to the public as we felt there is enough content there today to start adding value to job seekers.