JobsinHubs Has Features Worth a Second Look

Speed misreading the title of the press release led us to think happy thoughts of working as a bartender off Piccadilly Circus or as a cafe host on the Left Bank. Alas, the name is JobsinHubs, not pubs, and it refers to a network of job sites for English speaking expats in Europe. Most of the jobs are for professionals in finance, logistics, and IT, though there are enough other openings to prompt us to take a look at our resume, er, CV.

The network was founded in 2006 with a JobsinCopenhagen site. Now, with the recent launch of a London-focused site, the network has 18 Jobsin sites.

The Belgium-based network sells postings on a pay-per-click basis, which is currently .5 Euro per click, or .65 cents American at today’s exchange rate. The company says it gets over a million pageviews and 250,000 visitors a month searching its listings. Oddly, from an American perspective, seekers don’t post resumes to be searched. Most likely the result of privacy rules in Europe, which vary from incredibly strict to the merely tough.

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What makes this site worth a look, besides the possibility of finding a job in a glamorous city, is how JobsinHubs tries to makes things easy for job seekers. Adjacent to the listings are icons for maps, company info, emailing the listing to others, LinkedIn (to find company employees in your network), Wikipedia, and more. Some of the links produce no or nearly no results. But we think the idea is worth emulating by other job boards.

John Zappe is the editor of TLNT.com and a contributing editor of ERE.net. John was a newspaper reporter and editor until his geek gene lead him to launch his first website in 1994. He developed and managed online newspaper employment sites and sold advertising services to recruiters and employers. Before joining ERE Media in 2006, John was a senior consultant and analyst with Advanced Interactive Media and previously was Vice President of Digital Media for the Los Angeles Newspaper Group.

Besides writing for ERE, John consults with staffing firms and employment agencies, providing content and managing their social media programs. He also works with organizations and businesses to assist with audience development and marketing. In his spare time  he can be found hiking in the California mountains or competing in canine agility and obedience competitions.

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