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3 great ideas to steal for your job board

I'm a great believer in stealing ideas. Think about it: are most successful businesses truly original? Not often - instead, they take an idea and perfect it, then execute skillfully. (This applies to art, music, and literature, too - if…

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Ready or not, here comes mobile!

It’s been estimated that as much as 40% of the current desktop-based recruitment searching will migrate to mobile devices by 2014. I suspect the change may occur even more quickly – but the end result is the same: no job…

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What works in job boards

It's fun bashing job boards (ok, it's fun bashing any category of web sites, but we're talking job boards here). They're like pop music - lots of not-so-good with occasional gems. But how about focusing on the good ones for…

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Too much friction? Not enough?

In my experience, I've found that programmers often expect people to act linearly - going from point A to point B, logically and inexorably marching forward, until they reach their goal. People don't usually act that way. They use nutty…

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What problem does your job board solve?

Everyone has problems. Some are big, some are small, but at any given moment, a particular problem can seem overwhelming and incapable of being solved. If your site can solve someone's problem, you become a lifesaver in their eyes. This…

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Job boards must evolve or die

Over a year ago, I wrote about the changes in the job board world. I also promised myself I wouldn't write about job boards 'dying' for at least a year. Well, time's up! Are some job boards dying? Well, of…

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