Hong Kong based Recruit.net is a job search engine with an Australasian focus.
The job search engine and aggregation market is crowded. In January Michael Arrington suggested that there was a bubble in job boards. The rise of sites like Indeed and Simply Hired coupled with companies such as Edgeio that offer co-branded job boards makes it a marketplace that borders on saturation.
Recruit.net doesn’t offer US based job search, instead targets the Asia-Pacific market: Australia, China, Hong Kong, India, Japan and Singapore.
As an aggregator of job listings, Recuit.net offers the usual array of job listings. Jobs are sourced through direct partnerships with sites such as with MyCareer.com.au in Australia and through direct employer listings. Jobs can be followed via feed or email subscription and a comparative salary add-on provides market wide data for prospective employees.
Where Recruit.net excels is in its development of syndication partnerships with other sites. Overclockers Australia and Singapore Expats are amongst numerous existing partners with a new deal with ZDNet India to be announced this week.
Recuit.net’s Maneck Mohan described the model to me as “monetizing job search via international syndication networks”. Recruit.net syndicates their sponsored job content to reach “passive” job seekers across a network of partner sites, which Mohan describes as a more mature revenue model than Indeed or Simply Hired.
Recruit.net is available in three languages (English, Chinese and Japanese). The site has averaged a 33% increase in organic traffic per month since launching in July 2006, and has indexed over 23 million jobs.