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All hail the lowly job alert!

Not long after job boards were unleashed on an unsuspecting world, the folks managing these sites noticed an interesting phenomenon: job seekers would spend a considerable amount of time on the site during their first visit - but then very little…

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Android apps for job boards

Ready or not, here comes mobile!

Mobile recruiting is on the rise. 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…

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what works

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 working on job board site design 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…

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job board solve

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

Can job boards evolve? 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…

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resume database

The quality of your resume database

In the everyday bustle of dealing with your employers, it's easy to forget about your resume database. Easy, but not advisable. Long commoditized and scorned by many recruiters because of poor quality and short shelf life, resumes actually provide you…

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