Spidering Careers

Paul Kedrosky writes in Free VC-Backable Idea of the Day about making effective use of company job postings.

I’m not suggesting you spider the careers section of companies’ websites and then pour that data back into your own meta-recruiting site. That’s boring, consumer-centric and 1999.

What I’d like to see instead is a service that spiders Career sections and builds a competitive intelligence service.

Want to be alerted if a competitor is upping (or reducing) their hiring of engineers? You’ll be fed an alert, likely via RSS, when it happens.

Cool idea.

(Via Infectious Greed.)