JobThread Weaves Job Boards For Slashdot

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Ultra-geeky and venerable tech news site Slashdot will have its job listings powered by JobThread, a company that provides the site publisher with the turnkey software in exchange for a piece of the classified action.

JobThread CEO Eric Yoon told WebProNews in a phone call that website owners who want a job board desire one that can be tailored to their users. The broad approach of a one-size-fits-all job site like a Monster or a CareerBuilder does not provide the same experience.

The most recent convert to the JobThread experience, Slashdot, recently debuted its jobs site. Visitors can browse through jobs placed by companies like Cisco and others, or search through the site’s listings by job title and location.

JobThread has a straightforward business model for sites like Slashdot, VentureBeat, and Salon. The site sets the rate for placing a classified on its site. The site publisher and JobThread split the revenue 50/50.

Currently, Slashdot has about 150 listings available through its JobThread classifieds, at $400 per 30-day listing. That’s $60,000, divided evenly between Slashdot and JobThread. That should help cover Slashdot’s expenses for fixing a posting bug on the site.

A couple of advantages should be evident. JobThread provides a monetization option for sites that does not involve banners, text ads, or other intrusive marketing. Also, people who visit those classifieds do so by choice, making them more valuable to a recruiting firm.

Since the website has done the work needed to draw in a person who likely fits a desired background for a job, the person should be a better candidate. Enough quality leads should bring in repeat business for the site publisher.


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David Utter is a staff writer for WebProNews covering technology and business.

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