In some circles the words ‘job board’ are used as a pejorative – as in, “This site stinks! It’s just a job board!” Whether uttered by a recruiter or job seeker, the sentiment animating these words is
- Familiarity breeds contempt. Let’s face it – job boards have been around for 15 years – folks don’t remember the bad old days of searching through newspapers and haunting the local jobs
bulletin board. Job boards are part of the fabric of…
Added by Jeff Dickey-Chasins on March 30, 2010 at 9:05am —
Welcome on board Starbucks! http://jobs.starbucks.com/217jobs.xml
In addition to adding cutting-edge and innovative clients, J2WFeeds.com is looking for powerful niche partners and emerging sources! If you’re a job board, blog, portal, search engine, industry source, social media site, niche job aggregator or content network in the following sectors…you should be talking to us!
Healthcare | Hospitals/Clinics |… Continue
Added by Ryan Affolter on March 26, 2010 at 3:42pm —
Consider this a companion piece to last week’s blog. Remember, you don’t want an average job board – you want one that makes job seekers and employers alike
- Ask questions. You can never know too much about your job seekers and employers. Survey them at least twice a year. For…
Added by Jeff Dickey-Chasins on March 23, 2010 at 9:03am —
My name is Gary and I am the marketing manager at ePostJobs.com. ePostJobs is a free job board where employers can post jobs
for free. We are looking to partner with job search engines (sponsored and non-sponsored) most of them we are currently partnered with. If you represent one of the job search engines we currently are not parterned with please get in touch with us.… Continue
Added by Gary Singh on March 20, 2010 at 4:30am —
I’ve observed that approximately 90% of the music put out at any given time is just not very good. Much is mediocre, and some is simply appalling. Well, folks, this is true of many industries, and it’s true of the job board industry.
Why? Well, honestly, job boards are more complex than they seem, both in design and operation. Add to this the never-ending winds of change and competition, and you can see how a job board operator might hit a few false notes.
So in the spirit… Continue
Added by Jeff Dickey-Chasins on March 16, 2010 at 9:06am —
Although I’m a bit skeptical of Google’s recent prediction
of the imminent death of the desktop, it is true that more and more people are using their mobile devices as some form of a portable computer – for proof, just think of the number of times you’ve watched someone gamely try to type on their Blackberry or iPhone. It’s funny – but if your choice is writing on paper (horrors!) or… Continue
Added by Jeff Dickey-Chasins on March 9, 2010 at 9:06am —
Hey folks, take a short break and take this quiz about the job board industry: Take it now!
(And if you have ideas for new quiz questions, please send them my way!)
Added by Jeff Dickey-Chasins on March 5, 2010 at 10:38am —
It’s been a year since I started blogging – a year filled with both good things and not-so-good things. But the best thing? I’m still blogging, you’re still reading, and we’re all still learning.
I rarely (well, actually, never) write about my personal life. Why? Because I’ve always assumed that: a) it’s pretty boring; b) you have better things to do; and c) why would you be reading the Job Board Continue
Doctor’s blog, if not to learn about job…
Added by Jeff Dickey-Chasins on March 2, 2010 at 9:11am —
Cool – now what is that, exactly? To me, it means unusual (in a good way), well designed, and ‘of a piece’. In other words, if it’s different and hangs together, or approaches the job board paradigm in a different, effective way, it’s cool!
So here are a few job sites I think are cool...
Added by Jeff Dickey-Chasins on February 23, 2010 at 9:00am —
Matt Alder published a fascinating piece last week about ‘job clouds’ and why he thought Twitter could be the future of job boards. It was one of those “I wish I had written that!” moments for me, to be honest.
In brief, he posits the creation of a ‘job cloud’ created by multiple employer Twitter feeds of their jobs. This… Continue
Added by Jeff Dickey-Chasins on February 16, 2010 at 9:00am —
Do you operate a niche or diversified job board or career community? There is a new job content site with free jobs looking for exposure to niche audiences. These are well known clients in very diverse areas such as healthcare, technology, finance, marketing, intelligence, retail and more. There is no fee to use job content from this site. Definitely a great opportunity to have great… Continue
Added by Ryan Affolter on February 15, 2010 at 11:43am —
Doostang just announced that they’ve landed $1.25 million in new funding. That’s not a huge investment compared to the boom years, but it is a signal that our
industry may have reached bottom and is beginning to rebound.
So you’ve survived the worst. Now what are you going to do?
Do you have a plan for growth? If not, now is a good time to… Continue
Added by Jeff Dickey-Chasins on February 9, 2010 at 8:50am —
So the folks over here at JobBoardReviews and I have decided to Simply keep JobBoardReviews.com a Job Board Directory and review site.
We are trying to transition the community we have developed to a new domain: http://www.recruitinglounge.com/
We are hoping this Ning Network will help us keep the rambling and tons of information we have to share better organized.
So the benefit for you...We have decided to share what we know… Continue
Added by Jill Czeczuga on February 8, 2010 at 3:50pm —
Jobs.co.za, South Africa's Job Portal - today announces the launch of their pioneering new Job Application Filter as part of their existing application filtering suite.
With the unemployment rate in South Africa currently at its highest in over 25 years it is estimated that around 1,0 million Job Seekers lost their jobs in the last year as a result of the recession, and… Continue
Added by Gillian Meier on February 3, 2010 at 9:55am —
By now you’ve probably heard of JobDeck
, a modified version of the popular Twitter search application, TweetDeck. A collaboration between TwitJobSearch and TweetDeck, JobDeck has a permanent, specialized search that focuses on jobs. These are sourced from the Twittersphere, based on employment-related keywords, plus additional content from LinkedIn.
Well, it’s gotten the New York Times… Continue
Added by Jeff Dickey-Chasins on February 2, 2010 at 8:57am —
There are thousands of job sites out there. If you spend much time looking at them, like I do, you quickly realize that many lack ‘brand identity’.
In other words, they’re forgettable.
Try it yourself. Go to JobBoardReviews
or Google “your favorite industry + jobs” and see what you find. I’m betting that (after you get past the aggregator and Big 3 listings) you’ll discover niche sites that look and feel, well,… Continue
Added by Jeff Dickey-Chasins on January 26, 2010 at 9:12am —
It’s true: anyone and his or her dog can have their own job board. Actually, the dog could probably run the board, thanks to Job*a*matic
(well, maybe not my dog – she sleeps too much).
How many job boards is too many? Peter Weddle
says we have 100,000 or so – but only a small percentage of these makes money. If it seems like there’s been an sharp… Continue
Added by Jeff Dickey-Chasins on January 19, 2010 at 9:00am —
A few weeks ago I put out a request: what would you want to see from job boards in 2010? Quite a few of you responded – so here are your comments and ideas:
1. Better crafted job posts
: This is in fact something that a job board can’t produce, as it’s the responsibility of the employer. Such a small thing – and yet most employers and recruiters still fail to post engaging, succinct, and informative job ads. Let’s put it this way – if you don’t write a great job ad, someone… Continue
Added by Jeff Dickey-Chasins on January 12, 2010 at 9:33am —
It’s never a good idea to upset your customers. So why would a job board allow a so-called ‘fake’ job posting – a job listing that, in fact, does not currently exist?
1. Maybe the job board didn’t know it was fake. After all, dozens or even hundreds of jobs are posted at many sites each week – by employers, not the job board.
2. The ‘paying’ customer posted that ‘fake’ listing. Money speaks.
3. ‘Fake’ postings are almost impossible to screen.
For the sake of… Continue
Added by Jeff Dickey-Chasins on January 5, 2010 at 9:19am —
We here at www.Jobsearchpage.com
would like to take a minute to announce our first round of new partners. As we are closing out the year and approaching the end of our first month we wanted to thank our new partners for their support in our service and Niche Job Boards as a whole. Our new partners should be recognized as leaders in the Niche Job Board space. We commend them on their bold leadership and focus in providing quality jobs… Continue
Added by Angelo Zucaro on December 22, 2009 at 12:46pm —