I ran across a job site (utilityworkerjobs.com) that it seems uses an xml import feed to populate its board. The reason I say this is that when you hover over the employer link on the front page you get the same employee ID number. Jamit assigns each employer its own ID. Also, all jobs are formatted exactly the same.
So, it appears that they have an XML feed that populates their job board, but instead of linking back to the site that gives them the feed, it instead sends an application to the employer... or where the feed did not provide an e-mail address to the site it will send the application to the administrator of the board.
I'm wondering who is supplying them the feed and does it cost anything? I'd be interested in something like this.
Many job sites offer visitors an RSS feed so they can push jobs direct to the user. Sometimes this also comes in XML. It's a relatively trivial matter to take that feed and convert it into site content, particularly if you're low on job adverts - it acts as a simple back fill. Jamit actually has this facility built in:
XML Exporting System
The XML Exporting system is an extra feature that is bundled with the Job Board. It includes the ability to build custom XML feeds, so that the data can be exported to other job boards and Search Engines. Includes out-of-the-box support for Google Base, Indeed.com, SimplyHired.com and RSS. http://www.jamit.com/features.htm
Thanks for the reply. I have the backfill plugin that will display a whole bunch of jobs on the front page but the jobs don't convert into an actual job posting. You simply click on the job title link and it sends you off to the indeed or simplyhired website where you can click on to the employer from there.
The XML Exporting System you have detailed is just that... for exporting my jobs to other sites. I want to import jobs to my job site.
XML Importing System
The XML Importing system is an extra feature that is bundled with the Job Board. You can train the job board to import jobs from any XML file spec, and jobs can be delivered to your job board via HTTP or fetched from another place using the file system, FTP download or URL download.
Does Indeed, SimplyHired etc. offer this sort of service?