The other day I discovered a “popup” job board that sprang from the government shutdown here in the U.S.
Unfurlough.us is a spreadsheet based job board that lists available gigs and the ability to promote yourself for work if you work for Uncle Sam.
This a bit of PR stunt to get some attention (it doesnt make money) but it does have some lessons here to learn from.
1. Timing: the creators took note of a trend in the workforce and created something quick to take advantage. This led to some good pr in the press and blogs.
2. Design: its a simple but well designed site. Job boards dont have to be complicated or cost a lot to build. I love the simplicity of their user interface.