If you’ve been using RIAJobs.org over the last month or so, you will probably have run into a number of issues. I have finally been able to get round to getting those sorted and am happy to say a new and improved version of the site is now online!
Among other things, one of the new features is the ability to decide whether you want to have people apply through the site or directly to you. We’re still going with the simple model, requiring no user registration whatsoever. That does mean you need to confirm your email address the first time you post something.
Unfortunately the donation model we had in place since 2008 didn’t work out very well, and with Project Cocoon now committed to maintaining and updating the site we have switched to paid job ads. Not to worry though, the price for posting a job is a very democratic 10 USD — this should hopefully also ensure that only genuine jobs get posted on the site.
If you have donated to the site in the past, we are happy to activate your job posts free of charge based on the amount you sent – just drop us a note!
We are actively working on some mobile apps for iPhone/iPad and Android that should be out before the end of the year (and a beta release before that) that will allow you to set up alerts for jobs with certain keywords etc.
There is much more to come, including a launch of RIAFreelancers.org in early 2011 – but more about that later. Enjoy using the site and look forward to your feedback!