Thursday, June 18, 2009

LinkUp Job Search Engine

by Kevin Purdy from Lifehacker

LinkUp Searches Companies' Own Postings for Job Leads

LinkUp doesn't offer the most results in the job search game, but does claim to have better and more up-to-date listings because it works with companies' own posting sites.

Companies don't pay LinkUp for their postings, but simply agree to let LinkUp's scraping tools run down their corporate site and pull job listings from it. From all those Career/Opportunities/Join Us pages, LinkUp claims to have 21,185 companies polled nightly for new openings, and doesn't charge searchers anything to click through and apply.

Obviously, you don't get to post a resume for everyone to browse, and there aren't social networking tools or the like. It's just an RSS-friendly, regularly updated database, and it seems like a must-add for any online job hunts.

http://www.linkup.com