Submitted by SadInAmerica on Tue, 04/08/2008 - 4:21pm.

Launched under a month ago, Smuz already has thousands of companies listing jobs on the site including household names like Marriott, Allstate and ADP. With job search engines totaling over 7 million unique visitors a month, the future of traditional job boards is looking bleak.


Smuz even competes on features with the major sites. Email notifications and one-click-apply features both come as standard. Smuz is one of a growing breed of websites that are shaking up markets by using Google AdSense to remaining free while generating profit for its owners.

As the slowing economy and growing unemployment send ad revenues falling at Monster and CareerBuilder, is growing rapidly with its free job posting service. As more and more people turn to new job search engines like to find their next career move, paying expensive fees to get your job on major sites is becoming harder to justify.

"The idea grew out of pure frustration," says Smuz creator, Paul Pickthorne. "As a recruiter for 15 years, I often didn't have the budget to advertise all the jobs I was working on. Now that job seekers are increasingly using job search engines like Indeed, SimplyHired or Jobster instead of visiting job sites directly, it's the perfect time to offer a free alternative. Those job seekers don't care which site a job is on, they are all listed in the search results the same way. Why pay CareerBuilder hundreds of dollars for a single page of HTML? It makes little sense."


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Submitted by SadInAmerica on Tue, 04/08/2008 - 4:21pm.