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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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candidate importance

How important are candidates?

Are candidates important to job sites? But step back for a moment - why are employers willing to pay in the first place? Candidates - and not just any candidates. They want candidates that are skilled, experienced, and competent. Yet…

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freelancers

The impact of freelancers on job boards

The length and depth of the recession has led to an increase in freelancers in many professions. In fact, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics claims that the number of people who became self-employed as a result of the downturn…

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5 ways to screw up your job board

I've observed that approximately 90% of the music put out at any given time is just not very good. Much is mediocre, and some is simply appalling. Well, folks, this is true of many industries, and it's true of the…

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job seeker registration

What is the value of job seeker registration?

Is job seeker registration good or bad? And if you require registration, how much is too much? And...how much value should you attach to these registered users? Personally, I think a little friction is a good thing (as does Seth…

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Shameless self-promotion

It's self-promotion time, so I'll keep it brief: my ebook on Job Board Success is now available. It's ideal for anyone who is either planning to launch or has just launched a job site.  If that sounds like you, please…

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randomness

Randomness and recruiting

How can job boards even continue to exist? Because they connect job seekers and those who want to employ them. If a job board doesn't do this simple task successfully, it eventually goes out of business. But as any hiring manager,…

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