The results of the 2015 Job Board Trends Survey are now available. This survey, a coproduction of IAEWS and JobBoardDoctor, was taken by 197 job board owners, operators, and employees around the globe from November 2014 through January 2015. As with last year's survey, we asked about all aspects of the job board business - [...]

Filed Under: Industry news, Research

We're already into 2015, and as you might guess, the job board and online recruiting industry is staying busy. Dice goes for billboards: In a back to the future moment, Dice is running 50 foot billboards in Silicon Valley featuring 'real' engineers in their underwear. “We wanted to make people smile when they were stuck in [...]

Filed Under: Financials, Industry news

Last week I put on my virtual job seeker hat to immerse myself in the current world of job search. It kinda sucked. Step 1: I picked a job title that I know fairly well - marketing director. Step 2: I started where most job seekers start - on a search engine (in my case, [...]

Filed Under: career site problems, Job board problems, Site design, User experience
FEAT“How Commercials Work”   Indeed UK - YouTube

Remember when LinkedIn used to say it wasn't a job board? Oh, wait - I guess they still do. Yet if you ask a room of HR professionals that question, the answer is crystal clear: "Of course LinkedIn is a job board!" Well, I would argue that Indeed is going through something similar. Launched in [...]

Filed Under: Industry news, Job board problems, Marketing, Sales

Take the 2014 Job Board Trends Survey!

Hey everyone! Once again, the IAEWS and Job Board Doctor have teamed up for the 2014 Job Board Trends survey - but we need your help to get it off the ground. In addition to the usual valuable info on what job boards are doing (and planning to do), we've included questions about aggregators, mobile platforms and [...]

Filed Under: Industry news, Research

Job boards news all around the world: the fall edition

Fall is most definitely in the air, as in leaves falling to the ground and making it hard to mow. But fall also means conferences for job board folks and (of course) deals, deals, deals! So without further ado, here is the latest news: migrates into North America:, an international recruiting startup created by Rillieux-La-Pape, [...]

Filed Under: Industry news, Mobile devices

At the end of the month, I'll be heading down (over?) to Las Vegas for the Fall 2014 IAEWS meeting. There will be networking, eating and drinking, and a pretty interesting lineup of speakers and topics. Plus, of course, I'll be there  - what more could you want? Andy Hibel of HigherEdJobs has put together [...]

Filed Under: Employers, Financials, Industry news, Job board problems, Research
2014 Aggregator Usage survey

The results of the 2014 Aggregator Usage study are here!

About a month ago, I asked you to participate in the 2014 Aggregator Usage survey. This study asked about how job boards really use aggregators, which ones they actually use, and what their plans were for future use. The response was phenomenal - 179 respondents from around the globe! To everyone that participated, a big THANK YOU. [...]

Filed Under: Research

Reinvention?: a roundup of new and interesting sites

It's happened again - I've let the better part of a year pass since I took a look at some of the new and interesting sites and services out there. Last time it seemed career hubs were thriving. This time? Well, hard to see the trends. You tell me: SkilledWizard: A job board that looks a bit [...]

Filed Under: job seekers, Site design
2014 Aggregator Usage survey

Take the 2014 Aggregator Usage Survey!

Almost everyone in the job board industry either uses aggregators - or has in the past. It's just a fact of job board life. But recent developments (LinkedIn and Monster aggregating job postings) and the ascension of Indeed to the #1 job board spot got me thinking: how are job boards really using aggregators now? And which [...]

Filed Under: Research