August 1, 2003

RSS for Jobs, Part 3

Brent Simmons (maker of NetNewsWire) notes that there’s now a service offering RSS feeds featuring customizable job listings. Comments to Brent’s post point out two other services which offer similar features.

I’ve explored this idea a bit in previous posts. First in March and then again in May. The idea continues to interest me and these early implementations of RSS specifically for job listings are good food for thought.

I continue to feel that a more specific spec, one that’s custom tailored to job listings, as well as a more specialized aggregator will be necessary to find the real value and usefulness of RSS for jobs. But until then, it’s nice to see progress.

Comments

Actually, we have already built an application that can deliver Job Listings via RSS. Check out www.infobeing.net and news.infobeing.net. When a free job feed comes along, we’ll plug it in and push Job Listings to users who have set matching Keyword Filters.