Jobster is a job search application that uses advanced technology to provide information about available jobs all over the internet. The Jobster application has databases of jobs but the application is able to search for jobs on the web. Employer websites are also searched. Users can learn more about a company before deciding to apply for a job. Social networking methods may be used to connect with people who have worked for a particular company or current employees of the company. Content can be generated by users and this content can also be available for others to view. For example, content may be about working at a particular company or the culture of a company. Users are able to create online profiles describing themselves and there experience. Employers are then able to browse through profiles. Users may also tags themselves and these tags can represent the users skills or experience.
In 2004, Phillip Bogle and Jason Goldberg launched Jobster and the company is based in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Jobster has acquired other application including WorkZoo and Recruiting.com. Funding has been provided to Jobster from Trinity Ventures, Reed Elsevier Ventures and others. The application is popular and able to attract some high profile employers. The ability for users to filter their searches also helps to make the application popular. Zapoint acquired Jobster in 2010.
There are many job search engines which provide features that are similar to the Jobster application. However, apart from being able to send a resume to a potential employer, users are also able to upload photos and video. A video could provide more information to a recruiter. This helps to differential Jobster from other applications which also provide job search capabilities but focus sole on uploading resumes and cover letters.
Jobster is easy to use. It does focus on job searches within the US and anyone can begin searching for jobs through the application. Also, creating a job or a profile that will be read by potential employers is also easy to understand. It looks like a search engine and its navigation system is also easy to identify and use. Users are guided through processes and new job postings rare also available on the website in a timely manner.
Users do not need to sign up for an account to begin using Jobster. However, registering for an account is also easy. There are two types of accounts. There is the job seeker account and the employer account. To register an account, users provide basic information. Facebook or LinkedIn accounts can also be used to provide information for registering an account on the Jobster application. A verification email is sent and once confirmed, users can begin signing into their account.
Jobseekers can register for free accounts and can also upload their resumes. Headhunting occurs for free. Users profiles can be browsed without the need to pay any fees. Jobster will also display advertising on their website and urges interested parties to get in touch with the company.
Jobster is a useful job search engine that can be used to search for job or make connections with those who are recruiting for one or more positions. It combines social networking and making connections with the job search. The application is also able to allow users create online profiles that can be searched by employers. Those seeking jobs and wanting to build job search connections can benefit from the Jobster application.