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Talking about job boards and online recruiting

There is a lot of great writing out there covering the job board and online recruiting industries - in fact, it's easy to overlook good material. So I've rounded up some of the most interesting pieces from the past months…

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The Job Board Doctor goes to #truManchester

Thanks to the folks at Jobsite, I will be participating in #truManchester, another in Bill Boorman's series of 'unconferences'. Although an unconference sounds a bit chaotic (no Powerpoints, participants can move from track to track at will), past participants say…

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.jobs: Who does it benefit?

It's back!! Yes, just when I thought I wouldn't write about it again, the .jobs proposal has returned. If you're not familiar with the .jobs initiative to create 'a million' new job sites, go here.  In a nutshell, .jobs is…

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The recession’s legacy for job boards

Ding dong, the recession's (not quite) dead! Every day I hear from another job site that their numbers are up, that more jobs are being posted, and that the general feel from employers is positive. Folks are breathing a little…

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Fundamental changes…or tempests in teapots?

People get bored. This is the number one reason that anything 'new and shiny' captures our attention. We get frustrated that what we're doing is, well, kind of repetitive and doesn't work the way we imagined it would. Then something…

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future of job boards

The future of job boards is…

The future is alluring - nothing bad has happened yet, you haven't made any dumb mistakes yet, and anything could happen. In fact, the future is so interesting I will now write about it (with my job board industry goggles…

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Is your job site positioned to grow?

Doostang just announced that they've landed $1.25 million in new funding. That's not a huge investment compared to the boom years, but it is a signal that our industry may have reached bottom and is beginning to rebound. So you've…

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how many job boards

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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