Last week Jakub Zavrel posted a fascinating piece on ERE.net asking the eternal question: Are Job Boards Still Relevant for the Future of Recruiting? I strongly encourage you to read it (and definitely check out the comments – Steven Rothberg has some pertinent thoughts, too!).
In a nutshell, Zavrel…Continue
Added by Jeff Dickey-Chasins on May 21, 2013 at 9:50am — No Comments
One of my goals at Job Board Doctor is to provide resources for job boards. My first attempt was the listing of job board software(which has been updated many times!). I also hope that my blog posts serve this function – at least some of the time.
But I’ve also know that there are many other types…Continue
Added by Jeff Dickey-Chasins on May 13, 2013 at 10:17am — No Comments
I got caught up in surveys and what not (What? You haven’t seen the2013 Job Board Trends survey?) and fell a bit behind on the news. So here is the latest and greatest in the far-flung world of online recruiting:…Continue
Added by Jeff Dickey-Chasins on May 7, 2013 at 10:44am — No Comments
The results are in from the latest Job Board Trends and Online Recruiting surveys – and they’re interesting. This year 319 job boards, 79 HR and recruiting professionals, and 108 job seekers participated – that’s a lot of responses! It also took a while to gather up the data and put it into report form – but it is now available in the Research area of the…Continue
I wanted to let you know about some exciting things happening here in Job Board Doctor World:
Added by Jeff Dickey-Chasins on April 24, 2013 at 8:42am — No Comments
One of the most common questions I get from startups is whether they should ‘buy or build’ the software for their job board. It’s a question that wasn’t that common 10 years ago – simply because the options for job board software were, well, limited.
Things have changed.
Added by Jeff Dickey-Chasins on April 2, 2013 at 8:34am — No Comments
Things have been happening in our neck of the industry, and it’s about time I ran them down. And yes, theoretically it’s almost spring, although you’d never know it from the snowfall we had today! So with further ado, the news that is:Continue
Added by Jeff Dickey-Chasins on March 19, 2013 at 8:59am — No Comments
Last May I wrote a post about the concept of a ‘job board’, in which I asked the eternal questions, “Is LinkedIn a job board?” and “Is a job board?” It was one of the more…Continue
Added by Jeff Dickey-Chasins on March 12, 2013 at 8:39am — No Comments
Job boards have become prisoners of their moniker. After all, a ‘job board’ is just an online bulletin board for ‘posting’ your electronic ‘job ad’, right?
Wrong. Job boards (and yes, I think I’m going to write a post pretty soon about alternative names!) began growing past that simple definition by 1999, if not before. Sure, they were places where employers could search candidate resumes (and if it was a niche board, then very…Continue
Added by Jeff Dickey-Chasins on March 5, 2013 at 8:42am — No Comments
The 2013 Job Board Industry Trends is still open – have you participated yet?
You can easily finish the survey in 7 minutes or less. I’ve also created specific versions of the questions for European and UK boards, as well as the rest of us. Finally, I’m also gathering similar data from HR and…Continue
Added by Jeff Dickey-Chasins on February 19, 2013 at 9:05am — No Comments
It’s been a while since I looked at the newest crop of recruitment and job board sites, so I thought that we could take a trip down StartUpLane and see what we discover:…Continue
Added by Jeff Dickey-Chasins on February 12, 2013 at 8:38am — No Comments
A lot has happened since the 2012 Job Board survey - , JobFox, and JobCircle were sold, Facebook (sorta) launched their own job offering, and …Continue
What if you had a service – say, a job board – and no one knew about it? How long do you think you’d stay in business?
Countless job boards (and other web-based businesses) disappeared during the past decade because they failed to gain visibility with their prospective clients. In other words, their customers didn’t know they were there.
Guess what? It’s happening all over again – except it’s on a new platform:mobile. (Check…Continue
Added by Jeff Dickey-Chasins on January 15, 2013 at 8:46am — No Comments
Maybe it come from having been in the industry for a while, but some things just keep recurring: Bill Warren, John Sumser, Joel Cheesman, and job matching sites, to name a few. Seriously, though – although much has changed since the mid 90s, some things really haven’t. Ignore them at your own peril. For instance:
Added by Jeff Dickey-Chasins on January 8, 2013 at 8:57am — No Comments
Check out the infographic I've created covering the history of the job board world. I think you'll enjoy it.
Added by Jeff Dickey-Chasins on December 4, 2012 at 9:17am — No Comments
Pop quiz: which of the following will increase profitability the most?
I’m betting that most of you answered (B).
So why do the vast majority of job sites I visit promote individual job postings and resume access so heavily?…Continue
Added by Jeff Dickey-Chasins on November 27, 2012 at 10:21am — No Comments
For years I’ve been writing about what I see as the evolution of job boards – away from the traditional ‘job postings and resume’ model, and toward something more social, interactive, flexible, and useful to both candidates and employers. Many factors are …Continue
Added by Jeff Dickey-Chasins on November 13, 2012 at 9:16am — No Comments
‘Frankenstorm’ is washing ashore, an election is in the offing – yet things keep happening in our industry, too. That’s good, I guess – I wouldn’t want anyone (especially myself)getting bored. So here is my round up of what’s happened over the past month and a half:…Continue
Added by Jeff Dickey-Chasins on October 30, 2012 at 9:30am — No Comments
It’s been a busy couple of weeks – first we discovered that Recruit bought Indeed, thenDoostang bought JobFox, and then many of the heavyweights in the online recruiting world rolled into Chicago for …Continue
Added by Jeff Dickey-Chasins on October 16, 2012 at 9:38am — No Comments
It’s been a while since I took a look at how you can screw up your job board, so I thought it was time to revisit the subject. After all, if you’re going to spend time on your site, why not make money instead of losing it?
Most job boards generate revenue from employers (yes, some such as…Continue
Added by Jeff Dickey-Chasins on September 25, 2012 at 9:16am — No Comments