Welcome back! This week’s episode is #53: Building a 6-figure Online Job Board w/ Mac Prichard, Founder of MacsList.org.
After periods of unemployment, Mac final figured out how to “look for work”, something that he says are not taught in highschool or college. By learning this skill, he was able to build a business around helping other people look for work as well as helping business owners hire top talent.
**If you only have 5-minutes, skip the the 24’50’’ mark to hear Mac’s advice on how early you should start trying to cash-flow your new business**
A common misconception is that jobs are now “too hard to find” and college graduates are stuck in a job market that isn’t moving. Well, I don’t buy it. I know too many Entrepreneurs looking to hire the RIGHT talent for the job instead of someone with just a college degree. We are moving out of the era of the diploma and into the Era of Experience.
While working for the government, Mac found himself keeping a list of people who were looking to hire and expand their teams. You know, just a casual “Hey Mac, do you know someone with XYZ skills? If so, send them my way!”. Eventually, he started creating a list of the people who would ask him if he knew someone hiring for a certain position or skillset.
For a long time he was paying someone about one full business day each week to manage these lists and one day it clicked…he needed to create a job board to handle both sides of this equation. Unlike other job boards, this one was quite niche and mainly served the Portland, OR area. The idea was to keep the job seekers and talent seekers very local. This helped both sides better and more quickly evaluate each other and find that great business match. While each employer received LESS applications for each position, the success rate was much higher than with the larger job boards like Monster.com.
Join us as Mac takes us back to the beginning of MacsList and how he’s now grown it to tens of thousands of newsletter subscribers and hundreds of successful job placements each month.
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