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The Stalwart submits: Everybody's been blogging about the Indeed.com Job Trends Tool. I've wanted to see something like this for a while: a tool that gives you a chart for various terms that show up in online job postings. I'm not sure whether job postings could be used as some sort of forward indicator of a company's success, but I wouldn't be surprised.

For example, did the recent spike in listings for Salesforce.com (CRM) portend good things for the company? It would appear that the stock took off at roughly the same time. Try your own. You can list multiple terms, separated with commas, to get graphs with multiple lines.

CRM 1-yr job postings:

CRM 1-yr chart:

Source: Job Postings As A Forward Indicator of Company Success (CRM)