SimplyHired indexes more than 4.5 million jobs from thousands of sources and provides filtered searches, ratings and other services for job hunters. In this podcast I talked with company CEO Gautam Godhwani about the job search site, which officially was launched last week. Godhwani describes his site a Web 2.0 because of its "deep" filtering and partnerships with LinkedIn (for referrals), GoogleMaps, PayScale (salary data) and others. I guess Web 2.0 means integrating with other sources of content in this context. (Other views are here.)
Godhwani says the targeting and profiling on SimplyHired is far deeper than other search sites, which will lead to revenue opportunities. So far SimplyHired isn't generating any revenue, he said. "If you look at the options that we have to monetize in comparison to most other sites in similar situations, we are so far ahead, I think our challenge is not how but which of the many choices we go forward with." The company is backed by $4.2 million from founders and angel investors. Looks like it's time for Godhwani and team to make some choices on how to keep their jobs and make investors happy. The company isn't alone in meta-job search. Indeed has put a stake in the ground, for example, and eventually Google, Yahoo et al will join the job meta-job search game, which could be good or bad news for SimplyHired and Indeed.