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Swimming against the current for fun and profit

For every industry - including ours - there is 'common knowledge'. As in: 'It's common knowledge that millennials approach work differently'. Or 'Using direct mail to promote a job board is stupid'. Or '42 million people will be working in…

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Do you really want funding?

My monthly news roundups invariably feature a number of companies that have received funding from venture capitalists and other types of investors. Going through funding rounds - which was pretty much non-existent during the first few decades of the industry…

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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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SEEK’s variable adventure begins

Did you hear? SEEK, the Australian job board giant, is moving from a subscription-based revenue model to variable - or surge - pricing. Um...what's that, you may ask. Well...it is lining up the price for a job ad with the…

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Making money with dinosaurs and automobiles

Ok, a question for you: which site can make more money - a job board that gets 80%+ of its revenue from job postings, or a job board that gets 80%+ of its revenue from 'recruiting solution' subscriptions? Um...trick question.…

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