Jobstr

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Jobstr
Jobstr logo.jpg
Web address http://jobstr.com
Slogan Ask people anything about their jobs
Type of site Question-and-answer
Registration Optional
Available in English
Launched 2011
Current status Active

Jobstr is a job-related question-and-answer website founded in 2011, where users can host interactive Q&A's about their current or former profession. Jobstr features an "ask me anything" format, popularized by Reddit and Formspring, which deviates from the more traditional Q&A format employed by sites including Yahoo! Answers and Quora where any user may submit an answer to a question, after which other users can vote to indicate their favorite of all answers submitted. In an "ask me anything" format, conversely, any user may submit a question, but only the designated host of a Q&A may answer, typically resulting in more authoritative content. There are no fees to ask a question of a practitioner nor to host a Q&A, and users may participate anonymously after their qualifications have been approved by site moderators. Jobstr has been featured in the New York Post[1] and on the BBC Outriders podcast,[2] and several Jobstr Q&A's have been profiled in Business Insider.[3][4][5] Jobstr has been profiled in online career exploration guides,[6] and several U.S. universities have included Jobstr as a suggested career development resource for their students.[7][8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Donnelly, Tim (19 August 2012). "Profession Confessions". New York Post. Retrieved 10 April 2013. 
  2. ^ "Outriders: 09 Oct 12: You, Online". Outriders. BBC Radio. Retrieved 10 April 2013. 
  3. ^ Lutz, Ashley. "Chef at Fancy Restaurant Reveals the Gross Stuff That Happens in Kitchens". Business Insider. Retrieved 10 April 2013. 
  4. ^ Lopez, Linette. "Four Crazy Wall Street Party Stories From A Former Banker Relieved To Be Off The Street". Business Insider. Retrieved 10 April 2013. 
  5. ^ Lutz, Ashley. "Hollywood Nightclub Promoter Explains How To Get Into the Hottest Clubs". Business Insider. Retrieved 10 April 2013. 
  6. ^ Dahl, Sima. "Career Explorers Ask Anything on Jobstr.com". Market My Career. Retrieved 10 April 2013. 
  7. ^ "Research Occupations". College of William & Mary. Retrieved 10 April 2013. 
  8. ^ "Research Careers, Industries and Jobs". Manhattanville College. Retrieved 10 April 2013. 

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