All Blog Posts Tagged 'job' (302)

.jobs - who does it benefit?

It’s back!! Yes, just when I thought I wouldn’t write about it again, the .jobs proposal has returned.…

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Added by Jeff Dickey-Chasins on July 13, 2010 at 9:03am — 2 Comments

Disaster will strike - it always does....

I am an optimistic pessimist. In other words, I expect the worst to happen, and when it doesn’t, I’m pleasantly surprised. In fact, I usually try to act on my pessimistic…

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Added by Jeff Dickey-Chasins on July 6, 2010 at 9:06am — 1 Comment

What no job board wants to talk about…

As you might guess, I’m a great believer in the fundamentals of job boards. I’ve seen the emails from happy job seekers and employers extolling the many ways job boards can save users time and money. In essence, for many people, job boards work.…

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Added by Jeff Dickey-Chasins on June 29, 2010 at 3:39pm — 1 Comment

Disappearing Job Boards

This is a re-post from our Blog at Recruitinglounge.com



We are doing our annual overhaul on Job Board Reviews and each year I am surprised over the amount of new sites added and sites that have fallen off the map. Over the last 11 years, I have watched so many new job boards pop up. In fact, that is the reason I started JobBoardReviews.com to help job seekers and… Continue

Added by Jill Czeczuga on June 22, 2010 at 4:00pm — 2 Comments

How Important Are Candidates?

Are candidates important to job sites?…

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Added by Jeff Dickey-Chasins on June 22, 2010 at 9:16am — 1 Comment

Integrate with new top company job content…check out J2WFeeds!

Welcome on board Rosetta Stone, UMM and the Hanover Insurance Group!



http://jobs.rosettastone.com/228jobs.xml | http://jobs.umm.edu/232jobs.xml | http://jobs.hanover.com/233jobs.xml

In addition to adding cutting-edge and innovative clients, J2WFeeds.com is looking for powerful niche partners and emerging…

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Added by Ryan Affolter on June 15, 2010 at 11:03am — No Comments

The recession’s legacy for job boards

Ding dong, the recession’s (not quite) dead! Every day I hear from another job site that their numbers are up, that more jobs are being posted, and that the general feel from employers is positive. Folks are breathing a little easier.



So what effect has the recession had on the job board world?

  • Fewer competitors: Those job boards who were overextended, underfunded, or just poorly run have gone by the wayside – which is ultimately a good…
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Added by Jeff Dickey-Chasins on June 15, 2010 at 8:43am — No Comments

The impact of freelancers on job boards

The length and depth of the recession has led to an increase in freelancers in many professions. In fact, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics claims that the number of people who became self-employed as a

result of the downturn has more than doubled, to 1.2 million people.

This trend has significance for job boards, and for several…

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Added by Jeff Dickey-Chasins on May 25, 2010 at 9:00am — No Comments

How branding protects against commoditization

Commoditization – it’s a big word. What does the dictionary tell us? “When a product becomes indistinguishable from others like it and consumers buy on price alone, it becomes a

commodity. ” (emphasis added)

One of the top concerns expressed in the recent job board industry survey was…

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Added by Jeff Dickey-Chasins on May 18, 2010 at 9:00am — No Comments

Results from the 2010 job board industry survey

A few weeks back I asked you to help with a job board industry survey – and you did! You answered questions about the effect of the recession on your job sites, threats to your business – and your thoughts about

the future of the industry. So first and foremost, thanks!

I received 94 completed responses – which gives me considerable confidence in the results. A wide range of job sites participated, ranging in revenues from less than $500,000 to more than $10 million.

Each…

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Added by Jeff Dickey-Chasins on May 10, 2010 at 9:07am — No Comments

Keeping up with the changing pace in IT advancement: A challenge for IT job seekers.

Information technology changes so fast said Sandra

Thompson, a former employee of eLinks Software. “Since I lost my job one year

ago, it has been difficult to get a new job. Employers are interested in

candidates who have lots of IT skill set. They hire those who are current and

abreast with emerging technologies she added. It is hard to keep up and I feel

like I am being left…

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Added by justin on May 4, 2010 at 4:09pm — No Comments

Why (some) recruiters hate job boards

Oh, to be the new kid on the block! Twitter, Facebook, and the rest of social media are experiencing that thrill – they’re new, exciting, and can do no wrong.

A while back, job boards were the new kids. No more messy newsprint, no more limits on ad length, immediate results – what was not to like? Recruiters flocked to job boards and, in the process,

made many boards very profitable.

But things have changed. Job boards are old news, like those ugly,…

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Added by Jeff Dickey-Chasins on May 4, 2010 at 9:06am — 2 Comments

Take the job board industry survey – we’ll all benefit!

Folks, I need your help. We’re emerging from an extremely challenging recession – one that has affected the job board industry deeply. So I thought we might all benefit from some collegial insight. Thus, I’ve put

together a short (12 question) survey that should help us better understand the state of the job board world.



Your responses are completely…

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Added by Jeff Dickey-Chasins on April 22, 2010 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Job board software – competition is good

Back in the early days of job boards, technology was fairly straightforward – you hired programmers, told them what you wanted, and they created it. As we moved past 2000, many job boards were adding

features piecemeal, updating their sites occasionally, and generally

moving forward in a hodgepodge fashion.

Job board software vendors first appeared around 1999, when Jobbex introduced its first pre-packaged offering. As the decade progressed, more vendors moved in, and at…

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Added by Jeff Dickey-Chasins on April 13, 2010 at 9:00am — 2 Comments

The problem of duplicate job postings

You know what gets a job seeker truly steamed? Clicking on a link for a job posting – and discovering that it’s exactly the same job he looked at a few seconds earlier. Same job, different listings =

unhappy job seeker.

How does this happen? Well, any job board that allows 3rd party recruiters to post their open positions runs the risk of duplicate postings. Let’s say that ABC Company has an listing for a mechanical

engineer. The HR person posts it on their…

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Added by Jeff Dickey-Chasins on April 6, 2010 at 9:03am — 2 Comments

Why your site should be more than “just a job board”

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

negative. Why?

  1. 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…
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Added by Jeff Dickey-Chasins on March 30, 2010 at 9:05am — 1 Comment

J2WFeeds is adding new job feeds!

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 |…

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Added by Ryan Affolter on March 26, 2010 at 3:42pm — 6 Comments

5 ways to make your job board better

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

enthusiastic!

  1. Ask questions. You can never know too much about your job seekers and employers. Survey them at least twice a year. For…
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Added by Jeff Dickey-Chasins on March 23, 2010 at 9:03am — No Comments

ePostJobs looking for job search engines to partner with

Greetings JobBoarders



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.…



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Added by Gary Singh on March 20, 2010 at 4:30am — 1 Comment

5 ways to screw up your job board

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 — No Comments

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Recruitment advertising agencies remain a valued partner of many corporate recruiting teams and continue to play a significant role in the development and implementation of their sourcing and recruiting strategy. Cindy Songne, Senior Director Agency Relations at Simply Hired, has served as the liaison between job boards and these agencies for many years. Her biweekly column will explain the role, practices and business model of agencies and the best approaches to developing a sound business relationship with them.

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While metrics and analytics have always played a role in recruitment, it wasn’t until the advent of Big Data that recruiters and employment sites began to consider how best to acquire and exploit the huge volume of data now available.  David Bernstein, Vice President of the Data Analytics Division at eQuest, has been at the forefront in thinking through these issues.  His biweekly column will examine emerging opportunities and best practices for leveraging Big Data to make decisions and take actions that are better informed.

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