Scott Anderson

Touring the New NextBillion: New Jobs, Events Calendar

Why do you read NextBillion? Chances are pretty good that in addition to catching up on insightful posts and updated news from the development through enterprise world, you’re looking for a job or looking out for an event.

With the redesigned NB, we think we’ve made it easier to find, share, and submit jobs, while keeping up with important dates on your social enterprise calendar. So let me take this opportunity to quickly walk you through these new features.

Career Center

We published 50 job ads, from high-level professional positions to starting-point internships and experience-building fellowships, on our Career Center in February alone. You can access several of those postings by hovering under the Career Center tab at the top of the homepage and clicking on “All Jobs.” It’s the same process for sending us a job opening; just click “Submit a Job.” For employers interested in submitting an open position to our Career Center, we’ve added a form that allows you to customize your job listings. Working with this online editor tool, employers can add or embed links, bullets, bold or italics, and generally format the jobs as they see fit. Once you’ve created the job, just hit Submit This Job. We’ll contact you if you have any questions, or you can email us if something doesn’t go right.

Most jobs are posted within two days of submission and we typically publish three job ads each weekday.

As for the job listings themselves, just click on the headline of a particular job posting to read the full description, skill/educational requirements, and employer contact information. You also can share jobs via your social media networks and/or email tools. We try to keep all job listings online for at least 3 weeks, unless of course an employer notifies us that they’ve filled the position.

I should also mention that for a quick view of the most recent postings, scroll down on the homepage a bit to this box:

Events Calendar

To access our calendar, hover over the Community tab on the homepage and click on Events. We try to list all key conferences, important contest deadlines, workshops, speaker opportunities and other relevant events in this space. These are each published in chronological order, and we’re always open to posting international events as well so please feel free to submit all the info to

Adding an event to your online schedule is easy. Just click on any of the calendar icons to attach a date to your iCal, Outlook, Yahoo or Google Calendar. You also can check out the event link to register or find out more information. (See the example below):

As with all aspects of NextBillion, these pages are be works in progress. And we’re planning to roll out new functions to our Career Center that will add more value to applicants and employers alike. In the meantime, please let us know if there are enhancements you would like to see and we’ll do our best to integrate them into the next round of improvements.