Not so long ago, I, the founder of Ivory Standard, graduated college and set off into the real world. One of the first things I learned is that it’s not always easy to find a full-time job, even with a college degree. The Great Recession made this task even more challenging and it wasn’t long before I started looking for jobs via every channel imaginable, esp. online job boards. I was prepared to do just about anything I was qualified for, so long as they’d hire me fast.
As I quickly learned in the fateful winter of 2008-2009, all the existing job boards had significant limitations. Craigslist, for instance, did not have geotagging, so when I saw a post from a less-than-familiar city, I had to make sure it was within driving range of my home. That, and if I wanted to see all the openings with a 60-mile radius, I’d have to visit two or three different sites, which only made things more complicated. Other boards, like SnagAJob had geotagging, but lacked other major conveniences. For instance, they might have been narrow in scope (e.g. if I wanted to work as an office assistant, SnagAJob was not the source) or have complicated settings that made the unappealing to certain employers.
A few years later, after I got a feel for what the market needs, I set off to design a new universal job board. Thus Ivory Standard was born.
Our site has been live since December 2012 and has undergone a few updates. Currently, it is available in the United States, Canada, and Australia. And we have plans to expand elsewhere.
The purpose of this blog is to open an informal line of communication between us and the public, so visitors could see what’s going on, how various features work, and give us suggestions and feedback. As always, we always welcome suggestions via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org and through our website (http://ivorystandard.com/SuggestionBox.aspx). No registration is required to view our job listings.