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How job seeker behavior affects job boards

As anyone who has tried to lose weight or exercise regularly will attest, changing your behavior is hard. You're fighting years of mental and physical conditioning - and (unfortunately) many times the old habits win out. That was the challenge…

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Can job boards truly be ‘Web 2.0’?

At their core, most job boards are series of one-way communications: employer posts a job; job seeker responds to employer; employer does (or doesn't) respond to job seeker. Each communication is distinct and separated by both time and method -…

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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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What woodworking has taught me about job boards

I've built various items with wood for many years. Some resemble furniture, others...well, they were interesting to create. Yet, apart from the sheer fun of cutting, chopping, paring, and (occasionally) pounding wood, I've also managed to extract a few lessons…

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Are job boards dying…or evolving?

There are an endless number of articles predicting the imminent death of job boards. Yet this one caught my eye - it was thorough and it was re-Tweeted a number of times. (In the author's defense, it was aimed at…

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