Hotjobs is not just your regular job board

Two interesting facts have unearthed themselves about Yahoo's hotjobs this week:

1. They are catching up ground on CareerBuilder and Monster, quickly, and
2. They have integrated their 'Answers' funtionality from their search engine into their job board thus giving them the gensis of some social networking functinality and allowing them push towards a vertical search engine niche.

It will be interesting to see if and when CareerBuilder and Monster make the move toward search engine like functionality. In my own backyard the present incumbent job board IrishJobs seems a million miles away from trying something in this space and is relying on it's push newsletter approach.