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And the winner is…

A few weeks back I offered to provide 6 hours of free consulting to one lucky job site. I called it the "Extreme Job Board Makeover." Why? Well, because the job board industry has been very good to me over…

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Why (some) recruiters hate job boards

Oh, to be the new kid on the block! Twitter, Facebook, and the rest of social media are experiencing that thrill - they're new, exciting, and can do no wrong. A while back, job boards were the new kids. No…

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The future of job boards is…

The future is alluring - nothing bad has happened yet, you haven't made any dumb mistakes yet, and anything could happen. In fact, the future is so interesting I will now write about it (with my job board industry goggles…

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The problem of duplicate job postings

You know what gets a job seeker truly steamed? Clicking on a link for a job posting - and discovering that it's exactly the same job he looked at a few seconds earlier.  Same job, different listings = unhappy job…

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5 ways to make your job board better

Consider this a companion piece to last week's blog. Remember, you don't want an average job board - you want one that makes job seekers and employers alike enthusiastic! Ask questions. You can never know too much about your job…

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Confessions of a job board doctor

It's been a year since I started blogging - a year filled with both good things and not-so-good things. But the best thing? I'm still blogging, you're still reading, and we're all still learning. I rarely (well, actually, never) write…

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Cool job sites

Cool - now what is that, exactly? To me, it means unusual (in a good way), well designed, and 'of a piece'. In other words, if it's different and hangs together, or approaches the job board paradigm in a different,…

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