I didn’t learn anything that I didn’t know back in April. But that’s because this feature has been available through SimplyHired for a while now (and I suspect SimplyHired’s may be a bit more accurate).
Some thoughts on Web UI and marketing
Note that I had to link to a blog entry explaining how the SimplyHired’s research salary system works. That’s because the action is cluttered in the interface of the job site. Also look at the page it spits out: it’s very confusing, even if it is more informative. (Which it is, it gives you the median instead of the virtually worthless mean. BTW, the value it spits out is more accurate for this area.)
Finally, notice that the end of the article, written last year, mentions that Indeed.com needs this feature. Well it looks like they’ve done it.
One is better in terms of information delivered and has been out for almost a year now; the other is worse and gets a mention in the Wall Street Journal.
This just goes to show you that if you make the interface simpler, more obvious, and focus on a niche, it’s going to have a lot more traction with people, even if it is a worse product with spurious results.
There’s a good lesson here.
I got this in via e-mail today: Title: Talented Software Developers for Internet Incubator Job #: INCV-DEVEL. The unfortunate thing is I know nothing about this company, but if you are interested, you can just fill my info in as a refferal and apply yourself.
There really needs to be a simpler way to do this for the PHP community. This seems too disjointed. We should be doing a better job of connecting companies to qualified engineers via referral.