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5 ways to make your job board better

Consider this a companion piece to last week's blog. Remember, you don't want an average job board - you want one that makes job seekers and employers alike enthusiastic! Ask questions. You can never know too much about your job…

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5 ways to screw up your job board

I've observed that approximately 90% of the music put out at any given time is just not very good. Much is mediocre, and some is simply appalling. Well, folks, this is true of many industries, and it's true of the…

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Is your job board mobile?

Although I'm a bit skeptical of Google's recent prediction of the imminent death of the desktop, it is true that more and more people are using their mobile devices as some form of a portable computer - for proof, just…

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Confessions of a job board doctor

It's been a year since I started blogging - a year filled with both good things and not-so-good things. But the best thing? I'm still blogging, you're still reading, and we're all still learning. I rarely (well, actually, never) write…

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Cool job sites

Cool - now what is that, exactly? To me, it means unusual (in a good way), well designed, and 'of a piece'. In other words, if it's different and hangs together, or approaches the job board paradigm in a different,…

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Job clouds, job boards, and the job seeker

Matt Alder published a fascinating piece last week about 'job clouds' and why he thought Twitter could be the future of job boards. It was one of those "I wish I had written that!" moments for me, to be honest.…

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Is your job site positioned to grow?

Doostang just announced that they've landed $1.25 million in new funding. That's not a huge investment compared to the boom years, but it is a signal that our industry may have reached bottom and is beginning to rebound. So you've…

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JobDeck and its implications for job boards

By now you've probably heard of JobDeck, a modified version of the popular Twitter search application, TweetDeck. A collaboration between TwitJobSearch and TweetDeck, JobDeck has a permanent, specialized search that focuses on jobs. These are sourced from the Twittersphere, based…

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Does your job board need a logo?

There are thousands of job sites out there. If you spend much time looking at them, like I do, you quickly realize that many lack 'brand identity'. In other words, they're forgettable. Try it yourself. Go to JobBoardReviews or Google…

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How many job boards is too many?

It's true: anyone and his or her dog can have their own job board. Actually, the dog could probably run the board, thanks to Job*a*matic (well, maybe not my dog - she sleeps too much). How many job boards is…

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