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JobDeck and its implications for job boards

By now you've probably heard of JobDeck, a modified version of the popular Twitter search application, TweetDeck. A collaboration between TwitJobSearch and TweetDeck, JobDeck has a permanent, specialized search that focuses on jobs. These are sourced from the Twittersphere, based…

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Does your job board need a logo?

There are thousands of job sites out there. If you spend much time looking at them, like I do, you quickly realize that many lack 'brand identity'. In other words, they're forgettable. Try it yourself. Go to JobBoardReviews or Google…

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How many job boards is too many?

It's true: anyone and his or her dog can have their own job board. Actually, the dog could probably run the board, thanks to Job*a*matic (well, maybe not my dog - she sleeps too much). How many job boards is…

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The year in job boards: 2009 – what we learned

It was an ugly, painful year. I haven’t talked to a single job board owner – not one – who saw revenue declines of less than 35 to 70 percent. Many had to lay off employees, cut benefits, or otherwise pull back. They weren’t alone, of course – almost every aspect of our economy (Goldman Sachs excepted) has suffered.

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How job seeker behavior affects job boards

As anyone who has tried to lose weight or exercise regularly will attest, changing your behavior is hard. You're fighting years of mental and physical conditioning - and (unfortunately) many times the old habits win out. That was the challenge…

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What I’m thankful for

In the spirit of the season, I thought it would be worthwhile to give some thanks (sometimes you forget about it in the midst of everything else). So, in no particular order, here are a few things that I'm particularly…

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What do your job board customers want?

When was the last time you asked your job board customers what they want? Not just a one-off question to a few clients - but an systematic, organized survey of everyone who uses your site? Employers and job seekers? A…

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