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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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Resume search: are the walls coming down?

In the old days - say, 2 or 3 years ago - you had an internal database of candidate resumes that you mined during a hiring phase. Perhaps you paid a job board to access its resume database. Or perhaps…

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Resumes on Indeed: the other shoe drops

Well, folks, it's official - Indeed is letting anyone and everyone search their resume database. It's free - for now. Sound familiar? It does to me - after all, Indeed used the same playbook during their initial launch: they allowed…

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3 great ideas to steal for your job board

I'm a great believer in stealing ideas. Think about it: are most successful businesses truly original? Not often - instead, they take an idea and perfect it, then execute skillfully. (This applies to art, music, and literature, too - if…

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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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Should job boards have resume databases?

In the beginning was the job post - a classified ad on the internet. Then came the resume database - a collection of job seeker wit and wisdom, long and short, awful and awesome. Employers and recruiters saw the resume…

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