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
Are candidates important to job sites?…Continue
Welcome on board Rosetta Stone, UMM and the Hanover Insurance Group!
In addition to adding cutting-edge and innovative clients, J2WFeeds.com is looking for powerful niche partners and emerging…Continue
Added by Ryan Affolter on June 15, 2010 at 11:03am — No Comments
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?
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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…Continue
Added by Jeff Dickey-Chasins on May 25, 2010 at 9:00am — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Jeff Dickey-Chasins on May 18, 2010 at 9:00am — No Comments
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.
Added by Jeff Dickey-Chasins on May 10, 2010 at 9:07am — No Comments
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…
Added by justin on May 4, 2010 at 4:09pm — No Comments
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,…Continue
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…Continue
Added by Jeff Dickey-Chasins on April 22, 2010 at 4:30pm — No Comments
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…Continue
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…
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
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!
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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
Added by Jeff Dickey-Chasins on March 23, 2010 at 9:03am — No Comments