Nowadays, many of us google a question when we have one. Other people find sifting through search results to be slow, annoying, painstaking even, and prefer a more structured, old school style of looking up information. Regardless of which camp you're in, thanks to Igor Olikh you may be able to have your cake and eat it too.
Igor is a senior web developer working in Israel at the local branch of MyThings. In his spare time, he launched a website called JobPost. As he explains it-
“Many years ago when I was looking for my first job in Israel I built an internet spider to run through Israeli sites (placement companies, outsourcing etc.) and gather the data you see today on my RussianGeek site. I wanted to collect this information for my private use but a friend of mine suggested that I build a new site using this and several other new ideas.
Hence, I built JobPost. My old data with the spider is located now on the main page and there are some new services, like: sending your CV, placement companies' data, Israeli companies and in a few days I am planning to open a new feature (all hitech Israeli companies with options for comments, opinions etc.). I built this site for people to use for free and I really hope it helps people to find new jobs.”
Some kinks are still being ironed out as Igor finds time to make progress but JobPost is already a valuable resource for the Israeli job seeker.
2 particularly interesting features are the White Pages-like directory of Israeli companies and the bulk CV mailer.
The former is what you'd expect, and is a useful time-saver to avoid corporate websites that have buried address information.
The latter is a controversial tool; Todd Porter of H.T. Prof Israel recently recommended against resume blasting here on JobMob and that is exactly what JobPost's Send CV feature is for (with convenient region and industry domain filters). Use with caution, but if you do, tell us about it in the comments.
Thank you Igor, and keep up the good work!
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