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 —
It was an ugly, painful year. I haven’t talked to a single job board owner – not one – who saw revenue declines of less than 35 to 70 percent. Many had to lay off employees, cut benefits, or otherwise pull back. They weren’t alone, of course – almost every aspect of our economy (Goldman Sachs excepted) has suffered.
So, we’re agreed – 2009 sucked. But surely we learned a few things, right? Hmmm….
1. Bailouts are for banks, not job boards (unless you’re Monster in… Continue
Added by Jeff Dickey-Chasins on December 16, 2009 at 9:02am —
Tomorrow the ExRecruiter Show will focus on "Job Boards - RIP or Raking in the Profits?" - 12 EST. Click here to listen or call in and give your opinions: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/the-ex-recruiter
. Yours truly will be a guest, as will Keith Robinson (Site Advisor) and Robin Eads (Job Shouts). Check it out!
Added by Jeff Dickey-Chasins on December 14, 2009 at 3:52pm —
It’s easy to do: you work and obsess over building the perfect job board, making certain that posting a resume is easier than sneezing – but then you forget about the world outside
your site. Or you spend hours on backlinks, blog postings, and email campaigns, only to discover that your site just isn’t that easy to use.
Job boards have to function equally well both inside the site
and outside the site
. As a colleague once said, “You can build the best store in… Continue
Added by Jeff Dickey-Chasins on December 9, 2009 at 9:18am —
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Added by David J MacFadyen on December 3, 2009 at 2:30pm —