Project releases and Xero in Nielsen’s Top 10 App list
Xero – Top 10
Jakob Nielsen, a pretty divisive figure in web-development (developers and designers often loath him, the switched on people agree with him), has released a summary of the Nielsen Norman Group’s 10 Best App UI list for 2008, which includes Xero in it (my previous employer).
IMG-2-JSON gains some traction
IMG2JSON was a quick project to learn some Python and App Engine stuff, but it’s been featured on AppSpot’s Gallery, Ajaxian and delicious/popular/ today, and that’s given it a bit of a boost in usage.
MyJobCaddy.com goes live — go sign up!
A contract job I’ve been working on for the past couple months has gone live yesterday.
MyJobCaddy.com is a new idea for the UK recruitment market, and it also provides help for those in the UK returning home (to NZ, SA, or AU for example).
The usual process of getting work in the UK is to make a bunch of appointment with recruitment agents (since almost all work is handled through agencies), go on into to all 10 of them, fill out all their forms, provide them with your CV, proof of identification, previous addresses for the past 5 years, proof of employment for the past 5 years, details of any holidays within the past 5 years, do a formal interview with them, and finally get put on their books.
That’s a lot of hassle to go through for each agency you sign up with!
MyJobCaddy is a central hub for this process – effectively myJobCaddy does most of the leg-work for you. You enter your details into myJobCaddy (once!) and they’ll filter out your details to all their partner agencies (all high quality, respected, and well-connected providers of high paying jobs) and get them to work quicker finding you work in the lucrative UK market.
The site is currently aimed towards finance professionals (since most workers coming to the UK to make money are accountants or professionals).