Any idiot can also see how the market for job sites has exploded with a million of them sprouting out everywhere on Taxi ads. Yet somehow they all always gave me the same feel.
They are all very generic: Typical professional looking websites that want you to give you the impression that they mean business from the day you stumble upon their website.
But why do things have to be so serious?
My outlook on life is this... for the things that you know are supposed to be serious and a little dull... take a more fun approach and when it comes to job sites, a new Malaysian job site: Allyhunt has taken a whole different approach to job seeking in Malaysia.
I first learned about Allyhunt when they approached us for a campaign.
The people behind it are not new to job hunting business. They've been in the industry for umpteen years having built a successful offline firm of their own.
After I was done
They didn't want to start another generic looking job site.
They wanted something different, something that took a more approachable stance and you can see that in the way their website is designed and the content it has.
Heck they even have regularly updated comics for its users.
And look at the way the website talks to me when I sign up.
Most websites would say
"Thank you for registering Mr. Tiah...."
But Allyhunt says
"AHOY THERE TIAH EWE TIAM!!!"
(Ewe Tiam is my other name in case you guys don't know)
Which almost prompted me to reply
"ARRRRRRR... FIND ME A JOB MATEY!!!"
Or in the case of Nuffnang...
"FIND ME ANOTHER INTERN MATEY!!!"
Since Suet Li just recently left Nuffnang to further her studies in the USA.
Anyway, when you guys find the time, do check out Allyhunt.com and sign up.
It takes 2 minutes...
It takes MOST MEN LONGER THAN THAT JUST TO GET THEIR HAIR DONE THESE DAYS!!!
Oh and in case you're all wondering... I'm not being paid by them to write this. I'm just doing this because I think they're nice people.