Yahoo Quietly Launches Jobs Search Engine
Looks like Yahoo has been working under the radar on a jobs search engine. (via Joel Cheesman) In addition to providing job listings from organizations which have paid to have their listings posted on the Yahoo HotJobs web site, Yahoo is now including job listings they have collected from the Web.
The Yahoo HotJobs search results pages separates listings from sponsored job listings and listings found on the Web. There are three types of listings on Hotjobs: Sponsor Companies, Featured Jobs and Jobs Results from the Web.
Sponsor Companies: Sponsor Companies are organizations which pay for premium placement. This is your normal sponsored type placement. Sponsor Companies may appear based on the category you select, the keywords you enter, the location you choose or a combination of these factors.
Featured Job Results: Featured Job Results are job listings from organizations which have paid Yahoo! HotJobs to have their listings posted. The order of these results is determined by how relevant your listing is to the search query.
Job Results From the Web: Job Results From the Web are relevant job listings that have been collected from across the Web. The order of these results is determined by how relevant your listing is to the search query.
Yahoo has been aggregating job listings from local job listing sites like Careerboard, Jobvertise, and Backpage. In addition to collecting job listing sites, Yahoo has also been pulling job listings from corporate, school, and government sites.
For an example, look at this search.
Michael Nguyen blogs regularly at Social Patterns and is a search engine optimization expert for SEO Inc, a full-service search engine optimization firm.