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peter
peter

New #talenthunch homepage is up. Still need to work out an easy/cheap way to drive more traffic to the site.

Catching up with a few HR/recruitment advisors in the coming weeks to pick their brains and demo the site to them to get their feedback.

09 January talenthunch

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josh
josh

Nice :) it says 900 jobs added per day — do you have a script to scrape a couple of job sites nightly, what’s the setup?

09 January

peter
peter

I scape one site via their own API endpoint (which is fine for now, unless they sue me or cut me off. I am sending all the actual job ad traffic their way).

I have a couple of cron jobs that run every 30 minutes; 1 pulls in the latest ~20 jobs and the other generates the matches. Also, when a new user adds their skills for the first time it creates their first matches there and then.

I was actually asked today what my back-up plan was if my job feed gets cut, and I had to admit that I don’t have one yet. So I need to get paid job advertisers onto the site as quickly as possible, but they won’t sign up unless there’s a lot candidates. The joy of a 2 sided marketplace ;)

09 January

josh
josh

Ah sure. I mean, if you’re using their APIs I don’t see the issue, unless it goes against the terms to use them commercially or something. But they probably won’t even notice until you’re big enough to be able to get advertisers directly.

09 January