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Show HN: A better spreadsheet for organizing your job search (jobagon.com)
6 points by jrpt 7 days ago | hide | past | web | favorite | 8 comments





Hi HN! Introducing Jobagon, the one page for organizing your job search!

If you're looking for a job, you should definitely organize your search, and you should definitely use Jobagon for that. Job seekers who organize their search are likely to explore more jobs, be more confident in their search, and ultimately find a better job and even negotiate for better compensation. (I've tried both applying haphazardly vs planning my search throughout my career, and have watched friends do the same, and have seen the difference it makes first hand!)

What makes Jobagon better than your basic spreadsheet is that it's built for job seekers. This means it has features like status tracking (unapplied, applied, phone screen, onsite interview, etc), 1-5 star ratings, notes (have you tried taking notes in a spreadsheet? - the tiny cell UI makes it so hard!), etc. It also imports company data when it can, like the size of the company, headquarters location, and funding. Finally, Jobagon provides quick links for you, such as company links to Glassdoor, Crunchbase, or Paysa for compensation data.

Try it out if you're looking for a job!


Looks simple and neat! I can see how this could be the start of something valuable. My #1 concern is security. Are you storing data or using local storage? Can your company read someone's job list? It seems like you could probably do everything you need to do locally, without storing anyone's data, but it's not clear to me what's going on. Thanks!

Like most websites, the data is stored in a secure database, in Jobagon's case with Amazon Web Services.

Right, makes sense! In the future you might want to consider abstracting the storage layer out, so you could add a localStorage endpoint as well. I'm not sure if there's a big enough market to warrant that, but perhaps there is for some folks (people applying for cybersecurity type jobs, for example).

Source: I used to work on Azure at Microsoft and think the best online storage security strategy is no online storage.


This is awesome! My inbox is a mess right now with jobs so this makes things much better to handle. Will you be able to add compensation data to it eventually? Also, does the Jobagon team help with job placement opportunities or recruitment?

If you click on a job in your list, then click on the Quick Links tab, you can click through to Paysa and Glassdoor to get compensation data.

If you are looking for a tech role in the SF Bay Area, you can email help@jobagon.com and I'll see if I can help you (adding jobs to your list, making intros, I'll even give feedback on your resume)


I like how nice and simple the webpage looks. It gets the job done! If I invite a lot of friends with a referral link are there any rewards I can get (i.e. like 1-on-1 tech interview coaching)?

Definitely share it with friends!

Sure, if you are looking for a tech role in the SF Bay Area, you can email help@jobagon.com and I'll see if I can help you (adding jobs to your list, making intros, I'll even give feedback on your resume) Make sure to include your shareable link with jobs added to your list so I know what you're looking for.

If you're looking for some other role, say marketing in Denver or something, I probably can't help you, but you can still use Jobagon!




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