No APIs for Job Posting Services?

By Deane Barker on October 26, 2006

I have a client who wants to engage one of the big job sites for recruiting. They’d like to advertise all their available jobs and take applications via a service like Monster, HotJobs, CareerBuilder, or Dice.

But, at the same time, this client would like to list these jobs on their own Web site too. If nothing else, they’d just like a sidebar on the home page for each division that displays the jobs available in that division. Users would be shuttled off to the paid service to view more information or apply.

To my surprise, however, none of the above services seem to offer any API access to their job listings. My assumption was that a big service like that would let you — as a job-posting employer — access the jobs you have posted via a secure Web service so you could display them on your own site. Worst case, there would at least be a Javascript include that you would add to your site.

But no such luck. I conducted a fairly comprehensive search of all their Web sites, and found no reference to anything like this. I was especially surprised by Dice — a service that seems to cater to tech jobs, the looks of their banner ads.

So this is just a post to vent my frustration, and to ask Gadgetopia readers: do you know of any job-posting service that offers API access?

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Comments

  1. Not sure if this solves you problem, but HotJobs does have an API, although it is a bit rough. http://developer.yahoo.com/hotjobs/

    Indeed.com is another to take a look at.

    However, assuming your client has an HR-tracking system that can feed into any of the job sites, your best bet would be to integrate your job listing from that end and push applicants through to monster, hotjobs, etc. If that makes any sense.

  2. If it is something your clent is really looking to do I might be able to offer a solution . We just launched our service aimed at companies that post ALOT OF JOBS. I can develope an api for your client free of charge. Our service feeds Indeed , SimplyHired and many other vertical job serach sites (but not Monster and CareerBuilder). We combine our client resources as well so the jobs do usually appear on first page job search results. Feel free to contact me.

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