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Added by Eric Swanson on October 18, 2010 at 6:49pm — No Comments
(Note: Today’s guest post is by Felix Wetzel, Group Marketing Director for Jobsite.co.uk. You can read more at his blog)
Job boards are the number 1 channel for finding a job and for finding candidates. The recession has cemented this position even further. If you want to know more, have a look at Jobsite’s…Continue
In August, I began gathering data from job seekers, HR professionals, recruiters, and job board employees and operators on the future of job boards and the methods for finding jobs and candidates. Now, 275 responses later, we have some results.
Each survey respondent identified him or herself as a job seeker, a HR or recruiting professional, or a job board employee or operator. Based on their response to that question, they then answered a series of questions specific to…Continue
Added by Jeff Dickey-Chasins on October 5, 2010 at 9:13am — No Comments
Everyone has problems. Some are big, some are small, but at any given moment, a particular problem can seem overwhelming and incapable of being solved.
If your site can solve someone’s problem, you become a lifesaver in their eyes. This no doubt seems incredibly obvious – but in the midst of day-to-day business, this ‘obvious’ statement can get lost.
Ask yourself: What problem does your job board…Continue
Added by Jeff Dickey-Chasins on September 29, 2010 at 9:20am — No Comments
Over a year ago, I wrote about the changes in the job board world. I also promised myself I wouldn’t write about job boards ‘dying’ for at least a year. Well, time’s up!
Are some job boards dying? Well, of course they are. All industries have some companies that are dying – and some that are growing. So,…Continue
Added by Jeff Dickey-Chasins on September 21, 2010 at 9:04am — No Comments
If you follow my Twitter stream, you no doubt noticed I spent last week at #truManchester. It was a great experience – I listened to many recruiters and HR pros talk about how they use social media in their
recruiting (or hope to), and what they think about job boards. (I also
learned that the British have switches on their power outlets, are
extremely hospitable, and don’t open their pubs until noon).
A few observations:
Added by Jeff Dickey-Chasins on September 14, 2010 at 9:21am — No Comments
Job matching is the AI of the job board world.
It’s like this: for decades AI has been held out to computer geeks and normal folks alike as something that was ‘just around the corner’. Even the definition of AI has changed – sure, Big Blue could beat a chess master but that wasn’t really intelligence, right? Since 1950, the Turing test has been the gold standard for AI…Continue
I’m building a marimba. I’ve been a musician for years (although not a marimba player) but have never – until now – built an instrument. Believe me, building is different from playing. It helps to be a musician if you are creating an instrument – but the mindset is quite different. You’re worried about the ‘how’ – i.e., how high does that key need to be above the resonator to amplify without…Continue
Added by Jeff Dickey-Chasins on August 24, 2010 at 9:06am — No Comments
There are some very articulate, smart folks out there covering developments in the job board world – and I thought it was time to point you in their direction. Each of these articles is worth your time – take a look:
Added by Jeff Dickey-Chasins on August 18, 2010 at 9:00am — No Comments
When you’re in the midst of working, it’s hard to stop. The work can be both addictive and rote – a deadly combination if what you really need is an hour or two of quiet contemplation. Thus, the three words in the title above can often work at cross-purposes, even though each has its place.
Specifically: technology is not necessarily the same as innovation. Let’s say that your job board is popular and well liked…Continue
Added by Jeff Dickey-Chasins on August 10, 2010 at 9:00am — No Comments
Added by Jeff Dickey-Chasins on August 3, 2010 at 10:47am — No Comments
I’ve been cataloging job boards for the past two years (for obvious reasons), and frankly, I’ve been surprised at how many sites rely on candidates for their…Continue
Added by Jeff Dickey-Chasins on July 28, 2010 at 9:00am — No Comments
Added by Jeff Dickey-Chasins on July 27, 2010 at 10:26am — No Comments
Welcome on board Princeton Healthcare, American Medical Systems and M&I Bank!
Added by Ryan Affolter on July 26, 2010 at 11:19am — No Comments
Sorry to tell you this – but job boards are businesses. They make money. They produce results.…Continue
It’s back!! Yes, just when I thought I wouldn’t write about it again, the .jobs proposal has returned.…Continue
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…Continue
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.…Continue