Ever been in that catch-22 situation where you need experience to get a job, but you can’t get a job without experience? Or maybe you want to go into a new field, or you just graduated from College or University?
FreshJobs sources all the entry level and junior positions from across the web and puts them in one place. When you click the ‘apply’ button you are taken to the source site to apply. I’m still adding more sources so over time it will grow larger with more jobs across more locations.
I’m on a mission to learn to code by making 6 projects in 6 months (this is 2/6), with my final project being at the end of the year in December. The dream is to live from these projects by that time and help people across the world
The idea for FreshJobs came when a friend told me a few weeks back after I finished project #1, “hey man, you could probably apply for some junior dev jobs now", so I decided to check the internet out of curiosity to see what there was. I noticed that there was no specific place which had a lot of these types of jobs, so project #2 was decided right there and then.
I truly hope this website can help you find a new job that you love. For those struggling to get a job because they don’t have experience, it will be a true pleasure if you can find a job.
If you do find and get a job via FreshJobs, please let me know!
All feedback and bug reports are much appreciated. Go easy on me, I am still a total newbie dev!
Consider separating concerns to handle HN traffic: https://idiallo.com/blog/handling-1-million-web-request
edit: Working now, great job (pi). Would be nice to see some type of filters.
How do you get job data? Is it a mix between apis and direct website scraping?
That's right. I am trying to normalise the data from all the sources so I can generate some useful filters.
Also is there any legal concerns for website scaping here?
I've made sure not to crawl any sites that do not allow it, such as LinkedIn for example prohibit it, so I left them alone ;)
I wanted to build a service to gather and analyse all types of job information and see trends. I would ultimately sell the data, however I don't think it would be possible reading some API T&C's. Just a flaunting idea.
I've been wondering about a service just like this a lot recently, because I recently graduated from nursing school and am looking for an entry-level nursing job. Finding who is hiring new nurses is proving exceedingly difficult, as each employer is on their own schedule and uses their own unique language to describe their new-nurse jobs. ("new-grad", "residency", "training", "TTP", "T2P", etc... while "entry-level" usually has a completely different meaning)
I, and thousands of other new nursing graduates, would gladly pay you $99 each month just to know where the new-nurse jobs are, while the employers wouldn't want to pay you anything. Consider this: compared to the tens of thousands of dollars to get through school and our eagerness to start repaying those loans, another $99 for a few months is no big deal.
Thank you so much for taking the time to give your feedback, I will take it into consideration and see how things work out as time goes on for the site :)
Where you able to find some suitable nursing jobs on the site? If not I will see what I can do to make sure those results are coming onto the site for you and your fellow nurses looking for those jobs.
Nice project, congratulations!
On macOS Safari Version 11.1.2 (13605.3.8), I can scroll horizontally (it's cute, I can see all the flags coming) and I can't really search the website. I put in values, hit return, and nothing happens. Works amazingly on Chrome.
My sever has just been upgraded. Can you confirm if you're still having issues or not?
Pressing enter with either textfield selected doesn't do anything on Safari.
Firefox and Chrome work perfectly fine.
EDIT: I didn't dig deep, but changing the "marquee" width from 3000px to 100vw, fixed it, but made the flags slower.
> Jobs for juniors, entry level, interns and fresh garduates
garduates -> graduates.