To My Fellow Job Boarders:

I started this community on a whim in the summer of 2007. Today it has grown into a nice-sized group which offers a lot of value to those in the job board industry. In that time, I have met many Job Boarders in person and its been a great thrill to build my network and meet the people with whom I have so much in common.

Effective today I am announcing that I have sold the site to my friend and colleague Jason Davis. I have known "JD" for several years now and have come to admire his entrepreneurship and community building skills. He is a 'Job Boarder' as well as having roots in many online recruiting properties. Many people know him for RecruitingBlogs.com but he has also run job boards over the years and his newest project is a twitter based site called Hashjobs.

I watched Jason take RecruitingBlogs from a thousand members to 20,000, so when it comes to building online communities, he's the man at taking them to the next level. So i approached Jason a few weeks ago to see if he was interested and he jumped at the opportunity. He will also be bringing in ERE as a partner to help manage the site.

As for me I'll have one less site to worry about. I'm busy as ever with podcasting and job boards and.......well, there's too much to mention.

I wont be disappearing altogether. I still plan on being an active member of the community. You can still hire me for job board consulting and feel free to connect with me on http://www.linkedin.com/in/cmrussell (chris at allcountyjobs dot com)

I'm very excited to see where he takes this group. If RecruitingBlogs is any example then JobBoarders will be a vibrant online resource for years to come.

So I want to thank all of you who have joined and made this community what it is today. Your participation has been tremendous and I greatly appreciate it.

Long live job boards, long live Job Boarders!

Chris

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Comment by Joe Stubblebine on June 1, 2009 at 11:42am
Chris, congratulations - I've never met Jason, but I've heard lots of great things about him. Thanks for putting this site together - it's been a valuable resource for insight and information. As I've told you in the past, you're the "Mad Scientist" of recruiting products and services, and this free time will allow you to invent more new and interesting things for our space, it will be fun to watch!
Comment by Ken Levinson on June 1, 2009 at 11:45am
I echo Joe's comment Chris. All the best.
Comment by Joe Shaker Jr on June 1, 2009 at 11:48am
Congrats Chris and I am excited to see what Jason does with the site. He surely will make it grow.
Comment by Teena Rose on June 1, 2009 at 11:49am
Best wishes! =-]
Comment by Tim Dineen on June 1, 2009 at 11:54am
Congrats Chris and Jason!
Comment by Mike Taylor on June 1, 2009 at 11:54am
Hi Chris,

Congratulations on the news. I look forward to your next idea!

Mike

P.S. Now that you have some more spare time on your hands why not come to my conference? http://www.socialmediainrecruitment.com
Comment by Shannon Davis on June 1, 2009 at 12:05pm
Congrats Chris, I look forward to hearing about your next venture!
Comment by Moray Souter on June 1, 2009 at 12:13pm
Many congratulations Chris, best of luck for the future.
Comment by Simone Y. on June 1, 2009 at 12:18pm
Best Wishes Chris!
Comment by Lori Gale on June 1, 2009 at 12:19pm
Congratulations Chris - that is great!

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