A brief history of job boards (infographic) December 4, 2012 JobBoardDoctor This isn’t complete by any means, but thanks to John Sumser, Eric Shannon, Wikipedia, Chris Russell, and others, it covers the basics (I hope!). Amazing how far we’ve come in 22 years! aggregatorsCareerBuilderDiceFacebookIndeedjob board designjob boardsLinkedInMonsterSimply Hiredsocial mediaTwitteruser experience Related Posts Does industry news matter? Every day I peruse ERE.net, Cheezhead, Workforce, and a bunch of other sites. Why? Well,… Is ‘free’ the wave of the future for job boards? You can't cough these days without bumping into a 'free' job board, i.e., a job… Job boards as economic indicators As I was sorting through the usual spate of 'job boards are dead' articles, I… This Post Has 10 Comments Doyle December 4, 2012 at 10:57 am Nice work on this Jeff! In August 1994, three job boards launched on the web: OCC, CareerMosaic and e-span.com (which I helped build). We had fun for years arguing over who was first. I may have screenshots of all three from that era. Monster appeared later in 94, and bought OCC by the end of 95 in the first wave of consolidation. I believe the 1993 instances from NetStart and OCC were *gopher* sites, since the www was not quite a thing yet. They ran those sites plus pushed searchable data to places like AOL, Compuserv and Prodigy. (God, I’m old.) OCC became Monster’s acquired platform by ~97. E-span became JobOptions.com around ~98, then became nothing a few years after that. Job Board Doctor December 4, 2012 at 11:05 am Doyle, I just had an email from someone who said that Jobserve was first, in ’93. So…I don’t know! I’d love to see the screenshots – Jeff Steven Rothberg CollegeRecruiter.com December 4, 2012 at 6:07 pm Another minor tweak would be related to MonsterTRAK. Monster did not create college job board network MonsterTRAK but instead purchased and re-branded JobTRAK. Jessi Linh December 10, 2012 at 1:26 am Nice post Jeff, Surely there so so much changes in 22 years. Really thank for your quick review. Pingback: A brief history of job boards (infographic) | Pingback: A brief history of job boards (infographic) | Job Board News Jemma Taylor December 21, 2012 at 5:33 am Its not a job-board in the traditional sense, but there are loads of jobs on it, and its the biggest thing to effect recruiting in decades, so I think it warrants inclusion! Pingback: Jobscience Why You Should Take Your Recruiting to the Cloud - Jobscience - Evolution and Benefits of Cloud-based HR Pingback: Jobscience Webtest – Why You Should Take Your Recruiting to the Cloud Pingback: The History of the Job Board [INFOGRAPHIC] Comments are closed.