All Blog Posts Tagged 'job' (311)

Building and using job boards are two different things

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…


Added by Jeff Dickey-Chasins on August 24, 2010 at 9:06am — No Comments

Everyone writes about job boards – well, a lot of people do

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

Technology, innovation, and procrastination

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…


Added by Jeff Dickey-Chasins on August 10, 2010 at 9:00am — No Comments

Cool job sites - part 2

A while back I… Continue

Added by Jeff Dickey-Chasins on August 3, 2010 at 10:47am — No Comments

How to make money - revenue models for job boards

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…


Added by Jeff Dickey-Chasins on July 28, 2010 at 9:00am — No Comments

New feature on Job Board Doctor

Hi folks - wanted to let you know that I've added a Classified Ads section to Job Board Doctor. This was in response to numerous requests for a place to advertise their job board for sale and/or a place to advertise employment opportunities. I also have a section for job board software vendors and related products. Check it out!

Added by Jeff Dickey-Chasins on July 27, 2010 at 10:26am — No Comments

Seeking Quality Job Content from Top Employers?

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

Can you really get something for nothing....

We have recently decided to start charging a small monthly fee of $5 at Job Board Reviews for

advertising job sites in our directory. The reasoning behind this is to

help cut some of our overheard and be able to keep the site up and

running with quality content. We also wanted to incorporate a small fee

to help determine who is serious about their job sites.

We have found that people and job boards that aren't… Continue

Added by Jill Czeczuga on July 22, 2010 at 8:06pm — 1 Comment

Being social isn't enough

Sorry to tell you this – but job boards are businesses. They make money. They produce results.…


Added by Jeff Dickey-Chasins on July 20, 2010 at 9:04am — 2 Comments

.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.…


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…


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.…


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

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 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?…


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! | |

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


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…

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…


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…


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.



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…


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

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