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Daily Job Finder Tweets Golden Opportunities Every Day

Posted by Greg / March 15, 2011

Is this the worst time to be twenty-something with a college degree and looking for a real job? Most of us would say so, and the labor statistics coming out of North America tend to reaffirm our grim outlook. But native Montrealer Chris DeLuca has taken to the Internet with a far more positive outlook. Armed with the firm belief that our generation is better educated, more tech savy, more creative, and altogether more employable than any before us, DeLuca is out there scouring job listings from all over the world, picking up anything that speaks to the mobile and motivated twenty-something set. He posts them on a blog and twitter feed called Daily Job Finder that he created less than a year ago.

As the name implies, Daily Job Finder serves up at least one new job post per day, as well as articles and other news items of interest to job searching types. When I first found it a few months ago I saw genius in its simplicity. Without doing any work myself, I had a handpicked new opportunity delivered straight to my inbox. Maybe I wouldn't apply for all of them (or even close to the majority), but all it takes is one - right? If you're on the job market, can you really afford not to subscribe to DeLuca's service?

Inspired by the awesomeness of his idea and the optimism of his approach, I asked DeLuca if he could tell the world a little more about Daily Job Finder.

What inspired Daily Job Finder? Anything to do with your own job searches?

Yeah, it pretty much came about through my own hunting around and looking for exciting employment. The initial idea was that there are jobs that are only posted on company websites and I wanted to find a way to bring them together in one spot.


Where do you find job postings for Daily Job Finder? They seem to come from all over the world.

It's surprisingly easy to find jobs online when you aren't looking for yourself - or at least, you're not the primary audience; there's not as much stress. Tumblr has provided awesome opportunities as of late; Twitter is filled with job postings.

Do you have a target audience in mind? Age, profession, skill level?

The main focus is on students and recent grads entering the workforce who are mobile and looking for employment that will shape the rest of their career arch. I envision the humanities grad who might be a little lost and ensure about how their skill sets can translate into value for a company or organization.

Do you ever work in conjunction with employers?

I'm working towards having featured content on the blog, where employers will pay to have their job posted. Also in the pipeline is targeted ads. I feature a fair amount of social media-y positions and so having some schools advertise their programs would be beneficial for everyone.

The near future goal, when I bring on sponsors, is to take a portion of the revenue and invest it in base of the pyramid job creation in some of the poorest countries in the world, through a microfinance.

Here's a big question: based on what you've seen coming through job postings way more than the rest of us, have you gained any wisdom about the current job market crisis? Is there any glimmer of hope anywhere?

I think the really interesting thing about the job crisis is that there are lots of people becoming small scale entrepreneurs through sites like Esty and Kickstarter. That innovative sensibility is something that I find truly exciting; if you have aspirations of designing your own jewelry line or becoming a freelance writer now is the time to do it. The internet has enabled so many different projects to reach the light of day and find a way to become profitable.

The blog has brought about an interest in startups (in particular) and entrepreneurism (in general). As a result, I also have a good overview of the tendencies of internet companies. Coupon sites that mimic Groupon's business model are immensely popular.

find the Daily Job Finder blog here and the twitter feed here.

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