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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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Randomness and recruiting

How can job boards even continue to exist? Because they connect job seekers and those who want to employ them. If a job board doesn't do this simple task successfully, it eventually goes out of business. But as any hiring manager,…

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Don’t make me jump!

If HMOs were developed to drive normally well-adjusted sick people over the edge, then I would posit that the typical ATS was designed to make a job seeker sink into deep and utter despair. Yes, I understand why an ATS…

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Be ready: Susan Boyle and your career site

By now, you've probably heard the story of Susan Boyle's triumphant appearance on 'Britain's Got Talent' (and if not, take a look!). Apart from the incredible positive change in her own life, I think Susan's story holds a few lessons…

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Revenue streams – do you have enough?

When was the last time you said your job board made enough money? Never? The search for revenue streams other than job postings and resume access is eternal. These 'big 2' have ruled the job board world since its inception.…

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A little respect

To paraphrase Aretha Franklin (courtesy of Otis Redding), all job seekers and employers are asking for is a little respect. Problem is, they don't seem to give it to each other. • Point: the number one complaint from most job…

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Why do most job boards fail to thrive?

"When anyone can start a job board, we’re really in trouble.” – apocryphal A long, long time ago, people found work through quaint methods such as friends, a sign in the window, or a newspaper classified. Those days are, well,…

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