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social media

Using social media to promote your job site

A lot of the chatter about social media in our industry has been about how it may displace job boards as a core recruiting tool. Less has been said about how job sites can actually use social media to promote…

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job board industry predictions

Job board industry predictions for 2011

Job board industry predictions are a dime a dozen - and if you're lucky, no one goes back at the end of the year to see how accurate your soothsaying actually was. Nevertheless, I like job board industry predictions just…

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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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All hail the lowly job alert!

Not long after job boards were unleashed on an unsuspecting world, the folks managing these sites noticed an interesting phenomenon: job seekers would spend a considerable amount of time on the site during their first visit - but then very little…

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job site world

Reading tea leaves in the job site world

It's been an interesting several months in the job site world. To wit: Indeed surpasses Monster: Yep, for the first time a job site aggregator's traffic surpassed the 'monster' of our industry. RealMatch lands some serious VC dollars: Remember my…

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Android apps for job boards

Ready or not, here comes mobile!

Mobile recruiting is on the rise. It’s been estimated that as much as 40% of the current desktop-based recruitment searching will migrate to mobile devices by 2014. I suspect the change may occur even more quickly – but the end…

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what works

What works in job boards

It's fun bashing job boards (ok, it's fun bashing any category of web sites, but we're talking job boards here). They're like pop music - lots of not-so-good with occasional gems. But how about focusing on the good ones for…

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Too much friction? Not enough?

In my experience, I've found that programmers working on job board site design often expect people to act linearly - going from point A to point B, logically and inexorably marching forward, until they reach their goal. People don't usually…

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2015 Job Board Trends Survey

Results of the Job Board Future survey are here!

In August, I began gathering data for the Job Board Future survey from job seekers, HR professionals, recruiters, and job board employees and operators on the future of job boards and the methods for finding jobs and candidates. Now, 275…

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