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Ready or not, here comes mobile!

It’s been estimated that as much as 40% of the current desktop-based recruitment searching will migrate to mobile devices by 2014. I suspect the change may occur even more quickly – but the end result is the same: no job…

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What works in job boards

It's fun bashing job boards (ok, it's fun bashing any category of web sites, but we're talking job boards here). They're like pop music - lots of not-so-good with occasional gems. But how about focusing on the good ones for…

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Trends in the North American job board market

Just a heads-up - you may be interested in a guest blog post I wrote for People, Brands, and Random Thoughts on trends in the North American job board market.  Although hardly exhaustive, I've tried to touch on some of…

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Too much friction? Not enough?

In my experience, I've found that programmers often expect people to act linearly - going from point A to point B, logically and inexorably marching forward, until they reach their goal. People don't usually act that way. They use nutty…

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What problem does your job board solve?

Everyone has problems. Some are big, some are small, but at any given moment, a particular problem can seem overwhelming and incapable of being solved. If your site can solve someone's problem, you become a lifesaver in their eyes. This…

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Job boards must evolve or die

Over a year ago, I wrote about the changes in the job board world. I also promised myself I wouldn't write about job boards 'dying' for at least a year. Well, time's up! Are some job boards dying? Well, of…

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Technology, innovation, and procrastination

When you're in the midst of working, it's hard to stop. The work can be both addictive and rote - a deadly combination if what you really need is an hour or two of quiet contemplation. Thus, the three words…

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Cool job sites – part 2

A while back I wrote about some job sites that I thought were 'cool' - in other words, unusual (in a good way), well designed, and ‘of a piece’. I'm always prowling for new ideas and different ways to tackle…

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A new look for Job Board Doctor

Hey folks - it's a new look for the Job Board Doctor! I'm now on the Thesis framework (thanks, Eric) and - although it's not done - I'm inching toward a final revision.  Haven't quite figured out how to integrate…

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