Recruit Kick-Butt People


I added a “Recent Jobs” section to the sidebar on the right side of this blog—I know: monetization is so “Web 1.0.” 🙂 If you want to advertise a position in this jobs board, it’s only $49 for thirty days (this is an introductory special).

I have a highly-qualified readership of people with entrepreneurial, evangelistic, and technical backgrounds that should appeal to companies trying to kick butt…at least that’s my assumption. For you analytical types, I get approximately 8-10,000 page views per day, and there are 20-23,000 RSS subscribers. These are my audience’s demographics as of September, 2006.

By |2016-10-24T14:23:12+00:00December 17th, 2006|Categories: Human Capital|23 Comments

About the Author:

Guy Kawasaki is the chief evangelist of Canva, an online graphic design tool. Formerly, he was an advisor to the Motorola business unit of Google and chief evangelist of Apple. He is also the author of The Art of Social Media, The Art of the Start, APE: Author, Publisher, Entrepreneur, Enchantment, and nine other books. Kawasaki has a BA from Stanford University and an MBA from UCLA as well as an honorary doctorate from Babson College.


  1. December 17, 2006 at 11:30 am - Reply

    Interesting to see all high profile bloggers adding a job board. Guy, to differentiate from others, why don’t you provide a free service to at least NGOs and other not-for-profit services to post their job requirements on your board? Agreed, it requires a bit of moderation but that shouldn’t be so hard to do.

  2. Berislav Lopac December 17, 2006 at 12:35 pm - Reply

    Actually, monetization is Web 2.1 — or, rather, with it Web 2.0 finally gets out of its beta phase.

  3. vantelimus December 17, 2006 at 3:16 pm - Reply

    Do you have any early feedback from your advertisers as to the efficacy of your blog at finding the right people? I see your earliest posting is Nov 20. So, maybe my request is too early. It would seem this would be a great place to find the marketing exec or higher-level technical person whose business interests range outside the technical.

  4. peter c. December 17, 2006 at 6:07 pm - Reply

    Sweet job board Guy. In the short time that this has been live, there are already quite a few interesting positions that seem relevant to your readers. This definitely beats finding these kind of jobs of Monster, HotJobs and even Craigslist.

  5. John Doe December 17, 2006 at 6:41 pm - Reply

    I found the startup job post for APPLE STORE MANAGER very appealing 🙂

  6. Anshu Sharma December 17, 2006 at 6:56 pm - Reply

    Now this is what I expect from the master- a master stroke.
    I wouldn’t be surprised if this recruitment thing doesn’t snowball into something bigger than the blog.

  7. John Doe December 17, 2006 at 6:56 pm - Reply

    QUESTION: Guy do you screen all job posts before posting them (i.e. foul language)?
    The introductory price of $50 is very cool and good way to gain market share away from the other startup blogs.
    I cannot understand how 37 Signals can still charge $200 per job post while TechCrunch and GigaOM charge $150 only, but I guess it works for them.
    Anyways, I hope you lead the way Guy and keep your prices very competitive. Rather then just being a follower and adjust your pricing to the $150 norm.
    SIDE NOTE: Other startup job boards I follow for that perfect job are CrunchBoard, GigaOM, VentureBoard, 37 Signals, MetaFilter, and Tech Cocktail.
    If anyone has any others startup job boards, please post, I would like to check them out.

  8. Kimber December 17, 2006 at 7:36 pm - Reply

    I like this concept. Hhhmmm…I could see some creative young entrepreneur using the job boards as a means of hooking up with a like industry mentor. $49 to match up with a mentor would be a bargain.
    Thanks! Glad that you like it. My goal is to make this jobs board the most effective place for startups to recruit people and for people to find great startups.

  9. John Nguyen December 18, 2006 at 1:13 am - Reply

    Three words, “I Like It”

  10. Scott Taylor December 18, 2006 at 2:11 am - Reply

    Hi Guy,
    Great addition, but one point.. when I tried to add a job posting I realized that only USA based companies can post a listing? Do you plan on making it international anytime in the future? Cheers.
    I’ll check into this. Didn’t realize it.

  11. Devdas Bhagat December 18, 2006 at 2:34 am - Reply

    Not a startup job board, but
    This is run by the same guy who runs, and is for people who do _not_ want to deal with WTFey issues/management.

  12. Servant of Chaos December 18, 2006 at 3:44 am - Reply

    Need Work?

    Need Work? Originally uploaded by Alistair Howard. Matching job seekers with future employers must be challenging. Whenever I meet a recruiter I am always fascinated by them … they would require an interesting mix of skills, a dedication to sales

  13. Webconomist December 18, 2006 at 8:14 am - Reply

    Great concept, little disappointed in the free calls post, more an ad than interesting story or relevant. The pedastal wobbled a bit there for me…

  14. Wil Schroter December 18, 2006 at 10:05 am - Reply

    If anyone wants to see a collection of many startup jobs (techcrunch, simply hired, et al) check out –
    Guy, we should add your feed here to include some more distribution. Let me know if you have a specific RSS feed for it.

  15. Stephen Fowler December 18, 2006 at 10:51 am - Reply

    Nice one Guy, I think this may happen more and more it is one way of getting to those passive candidates.
    First time I saw something similar was with Techcrunch and I recently used google for advertising. Anyway best of luck, oh while I am here I noticed you mentioned Jajah again, so in case I didnt mention it I did sign up and so did my Boss proved to be a good move.

  16. Kingcob Bob IV December 18, 2006 at 4:31 pm - Reply

    Thanks, Guy. I’m gonna forward this to my idiot step-son, who wants to quit college to blog full-time.

  17. Daniel Foster December 18, 2006 at 5:11 pm - Reply

    Hello, Guy.
    I’ve posted a job but I notice that every time I hit the list of recent jobs in the sidebar initially fails to load. It only shows up when I refresh.
    Not sure if you’re getting others with the same problem, but I wanted to let you know.
    Daniel Foster, Logos Bible Software

  18. Scott Taylor December 19, 2006 at 12:00 am - Reply

    Hi Guy,
    Just with regards my earlier post, the main reason that was stopping me from posting an international listing was when I tried to enter my phone number. It kept giving me the error of:
    “please enter a valid US area code.”
    So if this could get fixed it would be excellent 🙂 and ill post up a few jobs. Thanks.

  19. zaraza December 19, 2006 at 4:27 am - Reply

    if you want to hire cheap freelancers try

  20. The JobSyntax Blog December 20, 2006 at 11:15 am - Reply

    guy kawasaki enters the job board game

    By this point, most folks know how I feel about job boards. In perusing my daily feeds, I noticed…

  21. Jon December 20, 2006 at 5:04 pm - Reply

    Way to go Guy… make money while providing a service that your clients are actually interested in. Keep up the VC’ing on your blog 😉

  22. MaxWilly December 26, 2006 at 3:53 pm - Reply

    Hmm. Its very interesting way to find a workplace 🙂

  23. Chris Knott December 27, 2006 at 1:58 pm - Reply

    I’m curious about the business model for this, and how it scales. Well, given I’m a development director at Monster, I should have an interest 😉
    One of the core principles that VCs (in my experience) pound on is “focus” for a startup. Guy’s board as well as some of the other ones mentioned in the comments – GigaOM, VentureBoard, 37 Signals, MetaFilter, and Joel Spolsky’s seem to have this is common – they are all companies/people that do other things and the job board is a side line.
    Is the goal to fund the bandwidth of the blog? If so I can easily see how a small inventory of jobs would do that; I finder it harder to see how it scales if it isn’t a major focus.
    The infrastructures that people like Monster, CareerBuilder, Dice etc. have built are there for a reason. Even the “Web 2.0” startups in the space like Jobster and SimplyHired have sucked up a lot of financing to build an infrastructure to scale the business model of a “job board”. It’s one of those business that look simple from the outside but have a lot of complexity in the scaling and execution.
    So Guy: out of curiosity is this a real business you’re building or a sideline to fund the (fascinating) web site?
    The honest answer is that I don’t know. It’s something I thought I’d try to see if I could further monetize my blog. If it makes me rich, thank you God. If it doesn’t, it wasn’t much trouble.

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