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Perfection – and why it’s useful (sometimes)

You know your job board or career site isn't perfect, right? (And if you don't, I'm sure you can find someone that will tell you that). In fact, perfection can be pretty annoying, particularly when it manifests itself as a…

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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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The death of job boards? Ahem…

I've been in the job board world since 1998, which probably makes me some sort of dinosaur or masochist. Strangely enough, the imminent death of job boards has been proclaimed almost since their inception. Today is no different. Whether it's…

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Randomness and recruiting

How can job boards even continue to exist? Because they connect job seekers and those who want to employ them. If a job board doesn't do this simple task successfully, it eventually goes out of business. But as any hiring manager,…

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A little respect

To paraphrase Aretha Franklin (courtesy of Otis Redding), all job seekers and employers are asking for is a little respect. Problem is, they don't seem to give it to each other. • Point: the number one complaint from most job…

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Will Twitter kill the job board?

The growth of Twitter (and the hype) continues. Facebook is threatened. Google is threatened. And yes, job boards are threatened. Right? Millions of people are turning to Twitter (and Ning, Facebook, LinkedIn, and others) to find out information about jobs, companies,…

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