Recent job listings + “Job Perks” feature

~ 03 September 2007 ~

Shane Lennon, SVP, Strategy & Marketing at GyPSii, posted a freelance listing at Authentic Jobs recently and within a few days was all set:

We have gotten over 20+ responses and more than enough capable candidates. Great site and very impressed with the broad range of skills and expertise from people who applied.

Full-time job listings continue to prove successful for employers, but the responses are typically less in number and take longer than freelance listings to accumlate, given the tight job market we’re in with record unemployment lows in the industry. This is because the candidate you want is likely already employed happily elsewhere. In talking with employers who’ve used other job sites, it’s apparent this is the norm across the board.

To address this, a few weeks ago we rolled out a new feature called Job Perks:

Screen grab showing Job Perks

Job Perks is a simple feature that provides employers with an additional field to really sell their position (and company). If I could, I’d encourage every employer to post their listing like this one. Alas, I believe being forthright about the benefits of the opportunity is the next best thing.

Naturally, employers could include perks in the description about the position, but few do. Job Perks gives them an explicit reason to do so. (Incidentally, fellow job site provider 37signals wrote about writing better help wanted ads just last week.)

Enough talk. Some recent listings are highlighted below.

Full-time (International)

Full-time (U.S.)




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1   Clifton ~ 03 September 2007

Perks seem to be especially important in the tech industry these days. Many companies are catching on that if you don’t let your techies work from home occasionally and have nice development tools, that we start fidgeting and looking for something more flexible.

I give you the proverbial 1UP for your feature addition.

2   beth ~ 04 September 2007

Hi Cameron,
As someone who visits job board sites frequently I can’t tell you enough how glad I am for the job perks feature. At this stage in my career that’s really the make or break for any job, so I prefer to know this kind of information up front. Kudos!

3   Corby Simpson ~ 04 September 2007

Perks! That’s a great idea! With most people in this industry being Gen Y and X’ers, I’m sure more and more potential hires are looking out for themselves these days. Perks are definately a great way to tell your staff “yep, we sorta care that you’re happy” and not just another bolt in the machine we call interactive design and development.

4   Reuban ~ 10 September 2007

Job perks are becoming increasingly more important in the modern 9 - 5 job. Having your employer list them out and knowing beforehand that you have the mentioned opportunities is always that bit more helpful in choosing the right path for your carrer. Nice work.

5   bilgi yarışması ~ 06 February 2008



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