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Are ‘destination’ job boards dead?

Job boards began as digital translations of 'real world' objects: newspaper classifieds. The relatively low cost of entry meant that job boards soon proliferated. And from this crazy-quilt of sites grew the job board advertising wars. Again, the logic driving…

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Join me at the virtual Jobg8 summit!

As you've probably noticed, every important conference in our industry - from RecBuzz to TAtech and beyond - has gone virtual this year due to the pandemic. Well, surprise - so has the Jobg8 North American Summit. They're calling it…

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Names can be useful but misleading things

NOTE: I'm re-upping this post from earlier in the year because: a) it's still relevant; and b) I asked what job boards called themselves in the latest Recruiting Site Trends Survey. Turns out a lot of them call themselves 'job…

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RecPlus: greetings from sunny Barcelona!

I was in Barcelona last week (I know, the life of a Doctor is hard :-)) attending and speaking at the RecPlus conference. It was an eye-opening experience - and one that I highly recommend. The content was top-notch, the…

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The term ‘job board’ is meaningless

A couple of times a year I do a guest lecture in a college class at my alma mater that focuses on creative and non-traditional careers. It's always interesting because it puts me in direct contact with some very smart soon-to-be…

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The hybridization of job boards

First movers define categories. This is a given in marketing, and we have seen it over and over in our industry. The 'classic' job board is defined by Monster of the '90s and '00s - chock-full of job ads, interstitials,…

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