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I have to give credit to new players entering the market. But basing success on a questionable metric is not a smartest move.
Are job aggregators, job boards?
One of the main problems of aggregating (or scraping) job ads is understanding when the job ad is unique, changed, or has been expired. You have to constantly scrape, compare and update your main database with the changes to ensure the users of the site are not redirected to expired job ads!
I had a quick look at a new site called uWorkin
(jobs are pulled from MyCareer, Gumtree, Careerone, direct employers, etc). But they might want to check other job aggregation providers like Indeed, Recruit.net or Jobseeker.com.au to work out where they sit in the marketplace.
When you compare aggregators, you have to consider the number of duplicate job ads from multiple sources and weigh up the % of expired job ads.
Aggregators are not the primary source of the job, they can be the 2nd, 3rd, 4th or even 5th copy of the original job ad. But the credit for the application is always given to the primary source where the job application has been submitted.
If I look at this obscure job title, it is the same job ad from multiple sources.
"Product Manager - Circuit Breakers And Lv Switchgear
" sourced from AussieRecruitment (JobG8), Reinvent Your Career (JobG8) and CareerOne.
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