- they may not be aware of all the companies in a particular line of work, and missed them in their search
- they may be more geographically limited (e.g. don't have a car yet or cannot afford to move out of home to take on a job on the other side of the city)
- they may not have learnt to pick up the signals of the job market (e.g. oversupply of particular professions in a region)
- they're not sure of the wage conditions they can ask for
The idea is to add a "Jobs" layer to an internet map (e.g. Google Maps). The interactive layer and sublayers make job postings and job statistics easily accessible for all jobseekers. If the information is continuously data-mined from the internet search, the information and job postings would be "real-time".
On the macro (zoomed-out) view, the layer can show the statistical data as partly described in the concept "Interactive and virtual", showing:
- Concentrations of professions
- Demand and supply of professions
- Wage statistics
- Typical working conditions (e.g. standard working hours, typical transit times)
- Highlight any companies/locations are actively hiring (e.g. a new shopping centre, a startup company)
On the micro (zoomed-in) view, the layer can show:
- Icons linking to an individual job postings, possibly aggregated from the exisiting postings on the internet.
- Icons linking to an individual job postings that have been actively included (something like the targeted advertising of facebook)
- Icons for key companies at a locality, with direct links to their career page.
- Since the icons are pinned to the map by location, it can help jobseekers find jobs closer to where they live.
In both the macro and micro view, the sublayers can be selected to filter based on:
- Full-time, part-time, casual
The idea can work in the other direction as well, whereby jobseekers attach their online CV (e.g. LinkedIn) profile to a particular location. On the macro level, companies can see what talent is available in a particular region (e.g. help decide if the company should set up in a particular region), and on the micro level they can headhunt by directly clicking on the jobseeker's online CV.