How many job boards do we need?

I just noticed that Om Malik’s new media giant GigaOM announced the release of GigaOM Jobs today.  My Lord!  How many job boards do we need?  Frankly, I’d rather not have to check 30 boards in order to find a job.  I certainly don’t want to check jobs.gigaom.com, crunchboard.com, jobs.problogger.net, and performancing.com/exchange just to find a job.  Oh, that’s just the boards that have been announced in the last month or so.  Several of them in the last week.

You can argue that each has it’s own little niche.  Problogger is certainly mostly blogging jobs, crunchboard is certainly mostly web2.0/enterprise2.0 type jobs.  Performancing kinda fits into the blogging jobs realm and gigaom kinda spans everything.

I really don’t want to visit a bunch of sites to do my searching.  I’d much rather visit a site like SimplyHired and see them all at once.  Simple.  Easy.  One site visited.

Arguably, SimplyHired doesn’t cover it all, but I would expect them to add the above mentioned boards to their list pretty soon.  They already have several of the big ones like careerbuilder and monster.

Perhaps I should start my own job board…  I’ll underbid them all.  $25 a listing for 30 days or until closed.  Any takers?  I suppose you’re all looking at me a little funny now since CrunchBoards has the 98k+ readers of techcrunch looking at it and all I have is a measly 33 readers.  You’re probably right.

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  1. You know, I’ve cruised through some of the job boards you mention…however, I”ve never had much luck. The best way to find a job I’ve found? Person-to-Person Networking. Yeah. Really. 🙂

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