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Weekend Review: Eric Shannon’s “JOB SEARCH VERTICALS – THE LIST”

Posted on October 6, 2006
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Eric Shannon at loves good domain names! He launched the first job board for bilinguals who speak Spanish and English or Portuguese and English in 1997. Many people ask what a guy with a last name like Shannon is doing running His name may not be Hispanic, but his family is and that includes the company too: LatPro is a very Latino company with representatives of Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Cuba, Ecuador, Guatemala, Peru, Puerto Rico, Venezuela and others. He also speaks Spanish to his kids at home and tries to take them to Guatemala as often as possible to make sure they don’t get too “Shannonized.”

Submitted by Eric Shannon on Thu, 2006-10-05 19:53.

“In the recruiting blogs, I’ve seen some heated discussion about the future of job search verticals (jobjackers and vandals according to John Sumser) but I haven’t seen a list anywhere of the sites themselves. So I’m going to keep a list here: (VC backed) (VC backed, founders) ( ( (Jon Duarte) (all classifieds) ( (VC backed) (all classifieds) ( (

Now, more of these sites are surely on the way. So, we’re moving closer and closer to a situation in which the same jobs are available on every job board. Who wins in that case — the team with the best interface and results? The team with the best marketing? Will one company dominate in both areas? Who do you think it will be?

Or maybe when the venture capital money is gone, the largest sites will fold and the leanest of the bootstrappers will carry the torch. There’s an interesting discussion about the viability of vertical search at Talentism.

My own belief? You can count on more than one long-run winner from this bunch – perhaps one or two of the generalist boards and a number of niche verticals similar to (which is about to go into Beta testing). Who’s your money on?”

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One Response to “Weekend Review: Eric Shannon’s “JOB SEARCH VERTICALS – THE LIST””

  1. Recruiting Animal on October 7th, 2006 12:31 pm

    If I was Irish, I’d be pissed off. What’s wrong with being Shannonized? It’s not a matter of changing your religion.