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Deconstruction for fun and profit

Almost every day I read about a new recruiting site or service that has nabbed some VC money. Sometimes it's big ($100M for Thumbtack) and sometimes it's not so big ($2M for for JobR). But in every case, the company…

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What a job board doctor really does

Note: The Doctor is on vacation! This is a post from the past - enjoy. In my recent survey of readers, several asked for more information about what I actually do (other than write these blog posts, I suppose). I do cover…

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2013: the job board year in review

So another year has come and gone. Amazingly enough, job boards aren't dead (but if you feel the urge to write about it anyway, here's a handy guide). There's been a surprising amount of activity in this relatively mature industry,…

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People Aggregation

What you should know about candidates

My last post focused on what candidates do when they are looking for work. We asked a wide range of questions in order to get a better picture of how candidates behave 'in the wild', as it were. But this…

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How job search really works: the 2013 Job Seeker Survey

What happens when you ask 1,276 job seekers how they really look for work? You get some pretty interesting answers. Earlier this fall, I collaborated with Job-Hunt.org (a career resource and advice site) and eHarmony (a dating site planning to enter online…

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A solid reboot for the IAEWS conference

Sometimes, a format change is a good thing. At least that's my opinion after having spent the last couple of days at the IAEWS 2013 Fall Congress. Although the IAEWS conference has always been a good source of information and…

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Eclectic: the work of a job board doctor

In my recent survey of readers, several asked for more information about what I actually do (other than write these blog posts, I suppose). I do cover a bit of this on the website, but I thought I'd make it…

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