Reference Resources: Glassdoor Debuts Job Explorer, A New Interactive Job Search Mapping Tool
Glassdoor is a site for employment and company information or in their words,”the world’s most transparent career community. They are perhaps best known for the “company reviews, CEO approval ratings, salary reports, interview reviews and questions, office photos” they provide.
Job Explorer became available in the past day.
From the Glassdoor Blog:
There are two key features that make up Glassdoor Job Explorer: a Job Map and Opportunity Scale, and a Career Progression tool.
Job Map & Opportunity Scale
The Glassdoor job map allows American job seekers to pinpoint the best job opportunities by city, county and state. The level of job opportunity is determined based on number of job listings and other key factors like unemployment rate and population in each area. In other words, it helps people identify where they have the best odds of finding a job.
For dual-income households, Job Explorer also allows job seekers to determine the best location for the couple, based on two job searches at the same time
The second key feature of Glassdoor Job Explorer is a career progression tool. Using Glassdoor’s resume database, it allows a job seeker to see what other jobs they may be qualified for based on others who have had the same experience
Direct to Glassdoor Job Explorer
About Gary Price
Gary Price (email@example.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. He earned his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won several awards including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Alumnus of the Year from the Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com. Gary is also the co-founder of infoDJ an innovation research consultancy supporting corporate product and business model teams with just-in-time fact and insight finding.