About a year ago, frustrated by the CBC’s terrible online job board, I used Yahoo Pipes to jerry-rig an unofficial CBC Jobs RSS feed and Twitter account. The feeds chugged along just fine (and largely unattended) for almost a year. Then, CBC HR asked to take over the Twitter account. So I handed it over to them. The very next day, automatic posting stopped.
Today, after receiving two (two!) separate comments about how crummy the new, official CBC Jobs Twitter feed is, I set to jerry-rigging again. I was delighted to learn that Yahoo Pipes has reasonably adequate screen-scraping tools built-in.
The result: working, automatic CBC job posts, with permalinks, as an RSS feed and Twitter account. Submitted for your approval:
- Work at CBC Yahoo Pipe: http://pipes.yahoo.com/misener/workatcbc
- Work at CBC RSS feed: http://feeds.feedburner.com/workatcbc/
- Work at CBC on Twitter: http://twitter.com/workatcbc/
Again, this would be way, way, easier if CBC’s online job board just had native RSS feeds. Seriously.