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useful paranoia

Useful paranoia – thinking about security

Back in 2008 and 2009 - a very long time ago, I realize - Monster had two data breaches. Roughly 2 million Monster users had their data exposed. The incidents received widespread exposure at the time, accompanied by lots of…

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RecPlus: greetings from sunny Barcelona!

I was in Barcelona last week (I know, the life of a Doctor is hard :-)) attending and speaking at the RecPlus conference. It was an eye-opening experience - and one that I highly recommend. The content was top-notch, the…

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candidates and employers

Candidates and employers: two sides moving in a fog

A fundamental challenge for our industry is discovery: how do candidates and employers discover each other? You can argue that job boards - and newspapers before them - tried to solve this problem: they tried to make it easier for candidates…

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screw up your job board

Screw up your job board in 6 easy steps

It's been a while since I took a look at how you can screw up your job board, so I thought it was time to revisit the subject.  After all, if you're going to spend time on your site, why not…

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job boards help people

How do job boards help people?

What was job hunting like before job boards? Well.... You obsessively pored through each line of the newspaper classifieds, looking for something that might match your skills. (You might even do this with multiple newspapers, depending on where you lived.)…

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