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the job candidate

It’s always about the job candidate. Really.

The most common mistake I see job board startups make is completely understandable. They spend all of their time and effort thinking about the employer. Why? Because that's (usually) where the money is. They're wrong. If you don't have the…

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What’s in a job board name? Lots.

Almost every week I see a blog post or tweet claiming that job boards are dead or dying. We're talking about the top source for hiring outside of employee referrals here. A tool that almost every employer uses to locate some or all of their job…

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people aggregation

People aggregation: buzzword or new paradigm?

A large percentage of what is billed as 'new' is actually just repackaged - as we will see in this examination of people aggregation. For example, think about LinkedIn: is it really the first social recruiting site, or simply a…

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pay for performance

Pay for performance: is it in your future?

Since I began working in the job board industry in 1997, I've heard many discussions about pay for performance {PFP} (as opposed to pay to post or pay to access resumes). At one point, CareerBuilder launched a PFP service, but…

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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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