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Growth is good – even when it hurts sometimes

Despite the belief that growth is good, the last 3 years have been full of challenges for companies were simply struggling to survive. So what about companies that are growing? It's been a while since I've written about the challenges…

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job boards fail

Resumes on Indeed: the other shoe drops

Well, folks, it's official - there are now resumes on Indeed - and  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…

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job board revenue models

Job board revenue models – revisited

The amazing success (and possible bubble) of LinkedIn's IPO last week got me to thinking about job board revenue models. Almost a year ago I wrote a post about how one makes money with job sites - interestingly enough, it…

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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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top blog posts

Top Job Board Doctor blog posts from 2010

Job Board Doctor topped 100 posts this year - and some were more popular than others. I decided to look at this year's blog posts using 3 criteria: the number of comments, the number of page views, and the number…

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job board revenue models

How to make money – job board revenue models

I've been cataloging job board revenue models for the past two years (for obvious reasons), and frankly, I've been surprised at how many sites rely on candidates for their primary revenue stream. Making money, of course, is always a primary…

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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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