My GIS Jobs launched in April, 2011 already lists over 600 recent job listings in GIS and related fields such as remote sensing and cartography. This makes My GIS Jobs the largest geospatial job board on the web.
A diverse group of employers ranging from the large defense contractors to small environmental non-profits are all in the hunt for GIS professionals. Yet, the GIS job search process can be very challenging and time consuming.
“Right now, very few websites are catering specifically to GIS professionals,”
Online job recruiting is very fragmented with thousands of websites ranging from all encompassing job boards to ultra niche career sites vying for traffic. This creates challenges for job seekers in niche fields like GIS because the desirable job openings are scattered across the web.
My GIS Jobs is hoping to address this issue by aggregating a large number of geospatial jobs into a central place. The site aggregates GIS jobs from employer career pages, large job boards, and small niche sites. The goal is to save time and effort for job seekers and employers.
Employers can also add their jobs directly to the site. According to Goldstein, “Our goal is to develop a service that will make the GIS job search and hiring process more efficient. We understand that many GIS employers are non-profits and municipalities with limited budgets. So we want make it affordable for employers to add their jobs to the site.”
My GIS Jobs continues a line of job boards developed by Goldstein’s company Conservation Maven. The company has also launched Conservation Job Board which features the latest forestry jobs along with positions in related natural resource fields. The company has also launched Farm and Ranch Jobs which profiles the latest jobs in agriculture.
Both sites follow a similar strategy of aggregating jobs in their respective niche fields. According to Goldstein, both sites have quickly gained popularity with job seekers. He hopes that My GIS Jobs finds similar success.