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Steal these ideas!: a job board owner’s toolkit

When you've been writing about job boards and recruiting sites for 13 (!) years, you manage to cover a lot of ground. Sometimes good information gets buried in the past, while other information becomes obsolete. As many of my clients…

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Gentle prods turn into actual sales!

Note: The Doctor is recovering from yet another Memorial Day, so this is some still-timely advice from 2009 (!!) Once, a long time ago in a galaxy far far away, a job board salesperson called up a prospective employer, made his…

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Have candidates forgotten you? Try advertising

Note: This post originally appeared in the summer of 2018 - but it's newly relevant as job boards reach out to candidates as the economy opens up. How can you reintroduce yourself? Read on: Job boards - both traditional and…

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Everyone is selling (or buying)! Should I?

Note: This post first appeared back in 2019 - that's right, in the pre-COVID world. Yet it has plenty of relevance now, as the pace of M&A in the job board industry continues to pick up. Enjoy! Conventional wisdom would…

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Are ‘destination’ job boards dead?

Job boards began as digital translations of 'real world' objects: newspaper classifieds. The relatively low cost of entry meant that job boards soon proliferated. And from this crazy-quilt of sites grew the job board advertising wars. Again, the logic driving…

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If given a chance – what would you do?

Note: A derecho hit the Midwest last Monday  - and the Doctor is still waiting for his power and internet to return! So in deference to Mother Nature, here is a post from last year that is still quite relevant.…

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SEEK’s variable adventure begins

Did you hear? SEEK, the Australian job board giant, is moving from a subscription-based revenue model to variable - or surge - pricing. Um...what's that, you may ask. Well...it is lining up the price for a job ad with the…

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