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Fake job postings and your job board

It's never a good idea to upset your customers. So why would a job board allow a so-called 'fake' job posting - a job listing that, in fact, does not currently exist? Maybe the job board didn't know it was…

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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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What I’m thankful for

In the spirit of the season, I thought it would be worthwhile to give some thanks (sometimes you forget about it in the midst of everything else). So, in no particular order, here are a few things that I'm particularly…

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job board customers want

What do your job board customers want?

When was the last time you asked your job board customers what they want? Not just a one-off question to a few clients - but an systematic, organized survey of everyone who uses your site? Employers and job seekers? A…

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applicant tracking systems

Job boards and applicant tracking systems

The appeal of applicant tracking systems (ATS) for employers is obvious: they promise to bring order to the often disordered process of managing job applicants. An ATS can theoretically drive all job applicants into a single pipeline, massage their unruly…

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Why job boards need branding

Job board branding often gets a bad rap - as if there is something inherently bad in trying to create a unique, persuasive persona for your job board. Nothing could be further from the truth. Think about it: most of…

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economic indicators

Job boards as economic indicators

As I was sorting through the usual spate of 'job boards are dead' articles, I noticed other more interesting types of articles: pieces that point to job board postings as indicators of the state of the economy. (Monster has published…

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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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