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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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job board fundamentals

What no job board wants to talk about…

As you might guess, I'm a great believer in the fundamentals of job boards. I've seen the emails from happy job seekers and employers extolling the many ways job boards can save users time and money. In essence, for many…

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candidate importance

How important are candidates?

Are candidates important to job sites? But step back for a moment - why are employers willing to pay in the first place? Candidates - and not just any candidates. They want candidates that are skilled, experienced, and competent. Yet…

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freelancers

The impact of freelancers on job boards

The length and depth of the recession has led to an increase in freelancers in many professions. In fact, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics claims that the number of people who became self-employed as a result of the downturn…

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5 ways to make your job board better

Consider this a companion piece to last week's blog. Remember, you don't want an average job board - you want one that makes job seekers and employers alike enthusiastic! Ask questions. You can never know too much about your job…

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fake job postings

Fake job postings and your job board

It's never a good idea to upset your customers. So why would a job board allow a so-called 'fake' job posting - a job listing that, in fact, does not currently exist? Maybe the job board didn't know it was…

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job board customers want

What do your job board customers want?

When was the last time you asked your job board customers what they want? Not just a one-off question to a few clients - but an systematic, organized survey of everyone who uses your site? Employers and job seekers? A…

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job seeker registration

What is the value of job seeker registration?

Is job seeker registration good or bad? And if you require registration, how much is too much? And...how much value should you attach to these registered users? Personally, I think a little friction is a good thing (as does Seth…

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randomness

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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