Thursday, June 30, 2005

Audio interview of our CEO

Jason was interviewed recently about Jobster's place in the market- it was posted today. Have a listen

Welcome Colby

Welcome to the world Colby. Your parents have been anxiously awaiting your arrival. You have many fun and exciting times ahead of you - with family, friends and your dog of course.

We can't wait to meet you in person.

Friday, June 17, 2005

get my feed on

So, I just added a new feature to my blog. It is a job feed that will display the most recent 5 jobs that I have received in my job network. You will notice that over time these will change, based on the more recent jobs that are published to me by recruiters across a variety of companies and industries.

Tell me what you think of this new feature- one of our developers put this together in his spare time. Needless to say, that earned him a "get scrappy" t-shirt.

Thursday, June 16, 2005

back on campus

I spent some time back on the Microsoft Campus this week, working with the recruiting team. Having spent nearly 5 years there, it was surprisingly comfortable and familiar to be roaming the halls.

Also being a hiring manager at Microsoft, I am very familiar with the challenges that recruiting faces. That is what has made coming back so fun. Just so you understand, I left on really good terms- I had GREAT boss, a great team firing on all cylinders- my career trajectory was on track. In fact, I remember telling many friends that MS was my last tech job because there was no better place to be....

Well ALMOST no better place to be :-) When you then get a call from a startup backed by the legendary Microsoft Alumns like Brad Silverberg, Jon Anderson & company at Ignition Partners- you want to pay careful attention.

Anyway- glad to have them aboard as customers... btw if want to see some Jobster blog features in action, check out Heather's blog.

Wednesday, June 15, 2005

keep moving forward

Tell me a story about a new company that, in its first quarter of a product launch, is hitting it's revenue targets... Do any come to mind?

How about Jobster?!? Yahoo News on Jobster, June 8th

Tuesday, June 07, 2005

Week of relaxation in the sun (and rain)

After nearly 2 years of "start-up vacations;" you know, where you take your laptop and have at least 2 hours of conference calls booked per day, I promised my family and myself that Kauai would be different- and it was.

Complete and utter disconnection from daily work was relaxing. I did, however, think about work in a broader sense, but it was more reflective in tone.

- I thought about the day I packed up my office of almost 5 years at Microsoft to join a company and wasn't really a company yet.
- I thought about my newborn son and wanting to show him to follow your gut when it feels right (not sure he will understand for a few more years though...)
- I thought about the countless meetings (in borrowed offices, no less) pouring over our product plan, or customer data, and formulating a compelling customer experience and the "guts" of our business plan.

Then I fast forward more than a year, 50 employees, 10,000 sq feet of Pioneer Square loft space, 80+ customers using, and the nearly tens of thousands of professionals that have been involved in Jobster campaigns. Wow.

No matter what anyone here at Jobster says, it has been a sprint nearly the entire time, but no doubt exhilarating at the same time. Have we got it all right every time? No, but we don't let that fact get in the way; rather we course correct quickly, validate with customers, and move on to the next big improvement on our evolving roadmap.

Go Jobster go.