I’ve never really used a job aggregator before because even though I may have accounts in other job sites, I am only active in oDesk. But for those who’d like to keep track of postings and openings in multiple job boards, using job aggregators such as DoNanza can be a lot of help. They reduce, if not eliminate, the need to hop from one job board to another just to make sure that you’re not missing out on a great job opportunity or a dream project. DoNanza looks promising from the get-go so I tried it out to see what it can do for me.
The homepage is very navigable. You can either type in your skills or interests, or click one of the project categories to search for jobs. There are text link options for more advanced search and preferences but I advise that you stick to the basic because the job listing or search results page has the same filters.
DoNanza’s filter pane is very comprehensive and easy to use. You can customize your search by rate, project type, date and site where the project was posted and bidding time left. You can also sort the search results by relevance and date, and DoNanza will even suggest related search terms to find other similar jobs. Being able to customize job search results this way is, I think, one of the site’s great points. Another is that it aggregates job listings from a number of job boards, even from sites that I haven’t heard of. What this gives us, web freelancers, is a wider scope in terms of web freelance opportunities.
The job listings are also concise and updated (listed within 24 hours from the time they were posted in the job boards). To view a complete description of the project without leaving the site, you can click on the More Tools link. It would even include related projects that you might find interesting.
Overall, DoNanza as a job aggregator and search engine looks pretty much solid and complete. And if part of your freelance plan is to check all available freelance jobs online in one go, then do it the DoNanza way!
And the best part is, for bloggers like me, they provide a customizable widget where I can display job posts on my site. Another thing, you can create your very own project site and even earn some commission revenue when a user clicks on a job and earns or when an employer advertises on your job board.