Authentic Jobs is pleased (read: over the moon!) to announce new partnerships with Dribbble and Designer News. Authentic Jobs, Dribbble, and Designer News share a common love for designers, hackers, and creative professionals, and so these partnerships feel natural…some might even say authentic?
Much like our new add on features, our this partnership exponentially increases the number of people who see your job post. The Designer News and Dribbble cross posting option is also about quality- it’s not just about more people seeing your job, but more people with the right skills, experience, and knowledge seeing your job.
At Authentic Jobs, we’re here to support you in your search for the right candidate, and we know this partnership with Dribbble and Designer News will lead to even more perfect hires.
At Authentic, we’re always looking for new ways to connect employers with great talent. But one of the biggest hurdles is telling people you exist, you’re awesome, and you’re hiring. It’s a matter of getting a job posting in front of the right person, and so we’ve rolled out a few new features to help make that happen.
When posting an opening, you’ll now see a new section below “Highlight Your Job!” called “Expand Your Audience.” Here, you can add on a featured spot in one of two SitePoint newsletters, each with over 100,000 subscribers, or the UXBooth email newsletter which reaches 16,000 UX professionals every week. These three options will help target your Authentic job towards just the right set of professionals and expand your reach beyond the job board alone. We’re also looking for more network partners to add to this list. If you’d like to explore this opportunity, please send us an email.
Ready to try out the new features? Fantastic. Head on over to our posting page to get started.
To help you handle the stream of resumes, we’ve also added another feature, thanks to a suggestion from a user. Applicant names will now be inserted into the subject lines of emailed applications, allowing for easier searching and differentiation. Previously, some email clients were threading all submissions together, sometimes making searching for a stand out candidate more difficult than it should be.
Over the coming weeks, we’ll be deploying some new features and updates for Authentic, and we’re working hard to come up with ways to improve our service and our site.
Suggestions from our users is a gift, and we welcome your feedback! If you’ve got an idea of how we can improve, or find that something on our site is harder than it should be, we’d love to hear about it. You can always reach out using the contact form or email us directly at [email protected]. All emails are read by a real human being, so feel free to spell it all out for us. We’re here to help.
BuySellAds has acquired Authentic Jobs. The following is a letter from Todd Garland, CEO and Founder of BuySellAds, to the Authentic Jobs community.
We’re excited to announce that we’ve acquired Authentic Jobs, the leading job board for designers, hackers, and creative pros on the internet. We will be running Authentic Jobs as a standalone business.
The Authentic Jobs mission is to give the best talent access to opportunities at the world’s greatest companies. We are passionate about the “web creator” space, and we enjoy working with the many talented individuals and companies who make this space what it is today. We’ve been working with many folks in the design and development space — for the better part of a decade — to create sustainable revenue to help support their tools, blogs, and communities through relevant quality advertising. Now, we want to help those companies continue to grow their businesses by making it easier for them to hire the best people on the internet. This is where Authentic Jobs comes into the equation.
For the last few years, as a remote team, we’ve relied heavily on Authentic Jobs to grow our team. We know the power of extending our hiring reach beyond our geographical limitations. We’re looking to bring that experience to Authentic Jobs while we help other great companies and talented creators build a bright future together. Cameron Moll (read his announcement here) and his team have built a great business over the last eleven years with Authentic Jobs. Our plan, similar to what we have done with other acquisitions in the past, is to capture what is unique and extraordinary about the business, but extend the foundation a bit further.
The Authentic Jobs mission is to streamline the relationship between those looking to hire and those looking to take the next step in their careers. Our ecosystem, built between Authentic Jobs and Authentic Pros, closes the gap between those looking for new job opportunities and those who provide those opportunities. The system creates better exposure for each side of the equation.
Our primary focus at BuySellAds is building advertising technology that helps bring advertisers and publishers closer together. We’re contributing to ad tech’s future. A future that’s built on a transparent and streamlined ecosystem, built on direct relationships, high-quality ad formats, and a fraud-free environment for its participants. Our experiences in those areas are directly applicable to Authentic Jobs.
A streamlined recruitment process is one benefit already being realized thanks to Cameron and his fantastic Authentic Jobs team. They have laid the groundwork for some exciting new changes, and we hope to accelerate those changes. There’s already excitement brewing with our partners, and we’re going to help Authentic Jobs continue to grow into its full potential.
But, we’re just getting started.
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A posting on Authentic Jobs is required, but don’t worry—you can post a job if you don’t have one already!
We’ve re-engineered how you use Authentic Jobs for finding talent & work. Here’s a preview. Below is a summary of what to expect when the new AuthenticJobs.com goes live in a few weeks.
Realign + Redesign
This is a significant departure from our previous designs, which were much more realign than redesign. This version is both realign and redesign — an iterative evolution of a decade-old product and a complete design & code overhaul.
We felt this was the perfect opportunity to overhaul UI components that had remained untouched for years. Albeit they were functional, but we didn’t feel the components were holistically in harmony with each other, especially at varying screen sizes. For example, previously you couldn’t locate nearby jobs with a single tap on larger screens—that was reserved only for smaller screens. Now you can locate nearby jobs with a single tap on any size screen.
Fully Responsive: Content + Function
This new design is far more responsive than the last. The previous design (2011) adapted well to common screens sizes among mobile phones, tablets, and larger screens. However, functionality was limited on some screens sizes, and many more screen sizes have emerged since 2011. In fact, today “common screen sizes” might be considered ridiculously and unreasonably subjective.
The new design is fully responsive, both content and function. Anyone can access the site regardless of screen size, and anyone can access nearly all functionality irrespective of their viewport dimensions.
We’ve redesigned the job listing pages to make the job itself the hero, placing greater emphasis on the title and meta data. Employers can also include beautiful ‘hero’ images with their description that personify the company, its culture, or the team candidates will be a part of.
By the way, we spent loads of time fontsploring the right headline type, and we couldn’t be happier with Questa by Martin Majoor & Jos Buivenga. Additionally Freight Text Pro (Joshua Darden) and Source Sans Pro (Paul D. Hunt) round out the other font selections found throughout the site.
New Filtering Options
We’ve modified the Skills categories and introduced two new filtering options: Compensation and Levels.
Fair warning: we don’t anticipate having any listings that match these new filters until the new design is live in a few weeks and employers begin posting jobs using these new filters.
Improved Posting Process
We’ve made numerous improvements to our posting process, including the use of Redactor text editor. Initial tests show it’s much more friendly to those who copy & paste job descriptions from Word documents (which is pretty common among our customers).
So, please kick the tires and tell us what you think.Drop us a note with the sign-off line of your choice. “With hugs” is our favorite, but we happily accept “totally frustrated” too.
We’re not sure how to top that, other than to say: Thank you. Thank you—in the most heartfelt way—to the many incredible people who have contributed to 10 amazing years. We have the most remarkable customers the world has ever known. And that’s not a hyperbole. Promise.
Recently the Envato film crew spent two days filming in my office and with my family. Here’s what they came up with. They did a terrific job of parsing through hours of video to share a side of me and of our family that the public has rarely seen.
The story-behind-the-story also deserves a spotlight. Josh Janssen and Naysan Naraqi comprise the rogue film crew that Envato has sent nearly around the globe to shoot the “Made By” series and other short films. They’re incredibly nice, and they were an absolute pleasure to work with. If they represent Envato as a whole, my appreciation for the company—which was already high—has been elevated greatly.
Lastly, if you’re not familiar with Envato, you’ve probably encountered one of their many brands if you work in the creative industry. I’ve used their Audio Jungle royalty-free audio in several videos for charity: water and personal use, and there’s some terrific stuff to be found on the site. As our way of saying thanks to Josh, Naysan, and the Envato family, please check out their products.
P.S. During our backyard match, I was filming with Suzanne’s phone and unexpectedly received a pass. Figured I might as well do something with it:
Recently we released Authentic Pros into the wild. A few have asked where we’re headed with it. Brief details below.
First, there’s an entire backstory to the origin and naming of Pros. Like five years’ worth (literally). But we’ll save that for another day.
In short, Pros is a directory of hackers, designers, and creative pros. Full stop. We have wonderful plans to integrate it with Authentic Jobs in the future. But we also believe it can stand on its own as a directory of the amazing (and upcoming) talent in the creative/web industry.
Authentic Pros allows you to aggregate your profile across the web into a condensed listing in our directory. In the future, we plan to provide a beefier profile using this data to paint a better picture of who you are across the web. Profile sources currently include GitHub, Stack Overflow, CodePen, Dribbble, Behance, Quora, and several others, and more to be added.
Additionally, you can specify areas of expertise, size of company you’re currently employed at, and the type of work you may be interested in. Filtering options are forthcoming, but the search box—which was just added—is pretty powerful.
This data will become useful in the future for those seeking employment, freelance work, and so forth—as well as employers and clients hoping to find these individuals. And if you’d prefer not be included in searches, we’ve also just added a toggle to hide your profile:
Your account will be marked as ‘Private’ but will remain active as we develop new features.
If you’ve not yet added yourself to the directory, please do so. And then hang on for the ride as we see how far we can take this thing.