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Elbowing your way into a crowded market

One of the most common questions I'm asked (apart from "Are you British? Because those hyphenated names are always British") is "How can I compete in (insert your favorite market category)? There are so many competitors!" (And no, I'm not…

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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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Perfection – and why it’s useful (sometimes)

You know your job board or career site isn't perfect, right? (And if you don't, I'm sure you can find someone that will tell you that). In fact, perfection can be pretty annoying, particularly when it manifests itself as a…

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Does industry news matter?

Every day I peruse ERE.net, Cheezhead, Workforce, and a bunch of other sites. Why? Well, of course I'm avoiding my 'real' work...but I'm also trying to keep up with the ever-shifting winds of change in the HR, recruiting, and job…

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Shameless self-promotion

It's self-promotion time, so I'll keep it brief: my ebook on Job Board Success is now available. It's ideal for anyone who is either planning to launch or has just launched a job site.  If that sounds like you, please…

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Cool stuff – who needs it?

I admit it - I'm a sucker for bright shiny new technology. In fact, I'm susceptible enough that I spend a good deal of time being very critical of anything new. Why? (a) I'm weak, and (b) a lot of…

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Twitter, recruiting, and job boards: round 2

A while back I examined the recruiting value of Twitter and its possible effects on job boards.  Since then, Twitter has kept growing at a torrid pace, the economy continues to slide, and most job boards are happy if their…

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What’s in a name?

Naming a career site is something everyone thinks they can do - but few do well. Sorry, folks, it's true. A good name is hard to find (and a good URL is even harder). Well, you may ask, why? Let…

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In praise of salespeople

I think salespeople deserve a lot more credit than they get. I'll admit, I'm biased, having been in sales off and on throughout my career. But a good salesperson is invaluable to the success of any business - particularly a…

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The death of job boards? Ahem…

I've been in the job board world since 1998, which probably makes me some sort of dinosaur or masochist. Strangely enough, the imminent death of job boards has been proclaimed almost since their inception. Today is no different. Whether it's…

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