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Is it ever ethical to charge the job seeker?

There has been a spate of articles recently about TheLadders - specifically, how the site is a bad deal for job seekers. To wit: when I see the new commercials for The Ladders, I want to puke on my shoes...the jobs on The…

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Top Job Board Doctor blog posts from 2010

Job Board Doctor topped 100 posts this year - and some were more popular than others. I decided to look at this year's blog posts using 3 criteria: the number of comments, the number of page views, and the number…

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How do job boards help people?

What was job hunting like before job boards? Well.... You obsessively pored through each line of the newspaper classifieds, looking for something that might match your skills. (You might even do this with multiple newspapers, depending on where you lived.)…

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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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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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.jobs: Who does it benefit?

It's back!! Yes, just when I thought I wouldn't write about it again, the .jobs proposal has returned. If you're not familiar with the .jobs initiative to create 'a million' new job sites, go here.  In a nutshell, .jobs is…

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How important are candidates?

Are candidates important to job sites? You're probably thinking, "He's kidding, right?". Sadly, I'm not. For many job site operators, the focus is almost exclusively on employers - what they want, how they want it, how much they'll pay, and…

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