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RIP TheBigChair, MyCareer Head Hunter

Posted By: Thomas Shaw, 7:00am Tuesday 10 May 2011    Print Article

Thank you for visiting TheBigChair - unfortunately we’ve shut down! It's no surprise there was no mention of the future of TheBigChair or MyCareer Head Hunter in last years Fairfax investors presentation. Both sites will now be laid to rest in the ever increasing job board cemetery.

TheBigChair was launched in April 2007 as a job board dedicated to senior/executive roles. I always preferred TheBigChair's front end job board software compared to the MyCareer platform.

In early 2008, MyCareer Head Hunter was born as a result of a co-branding alliance between Fairfax Digital's MyCareer and Jobfox. In it's early years Jobfox raised MILLIONS of $ to "intelligently match jobs, candidates and employers". Adoption of the product was quite slow in Australia and then the US founder & CEO of Jobfox spent 9mths recovering in hospital after a very serious car crash.

It was quite interesting to read the official announcement to all users via email, and then reading the article in Shortlist

Email to users: The decision to retire Head Hunter has been made after listening to feedback from both employers and jobseekers. The online recruitment landscape is continually changing and the team at MyCareer look forward to bringing you exciting new tools to help in your search for careers moving forward.

Shortlist: MyCareer is winding up its Head Hunter resume database, launched three years ago, in response to a lack of uptake from advertisers.

Odd... Lack of uptake from advertisers? Can’t convert online sales? SEEK & LinkedIn must be a real threat to MyCareers online advertising revenue. Both are achieving significant “resume database” revenue sales!

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