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What woodworking has taught me about job boards

I've built various items with wood for many years. Some resemble furniture, others...well, they were interesting to create. Yet, apart from the sheer fun of cutting, chopping, paring, and (occasionally) pounding wood, I've also managed to extract a few lessons…

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Elbowing your way into a crowded market

One of the most common questions I'm asked (apart from "Are you British? Because those hyphenated names are always British") is "How can I compete in (insert your favorite market category)? There are so many competitors!" (And no, I'm not…

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Are job boards dying…or evolving?

There are an endless number of articles predicting the imminent death of job boards. Yet this one caught my eye - it was thorough and it was re-Tweeted a number of times. (In the author's defense, it was aimed at…

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Does industry news matter?

Every day I peruse ERE.net, Cheezhead, Workforce, and a bunch of other sites. Why? Well, of course I'm avoiding my 'real' work...but I'm also trying to keep up with the ever-shifting winds of change in the HR, recruiting, and job…

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Shameless self-promotion

It's self-promotion time, so I'll keep it brief: my ebook on Job Board Success is now available. It's ideal for anyone who is either planning to launch or has just launched a job site.  If that sounds like you, please…

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Cool stuff – who needs it?

I admit it - I'm a sucker for bright shiny new technology. In fact, I'm susceptible enough that I spend a good deal of time being very critical of anything new. Why? (a) I'm weak, and (b) a lot of…

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Twitter, recruiting, and job boards: round 2

A while back I examined the recruiting value of Twitter and its possible effects on job boards.  Since then, Twitter has kept growing at a torrid pace, the economy continues to slide, and most job boards are happy if their…

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