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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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duplicate job postings

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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job clouds

Job clouds, job boards, and the job seeker

Matt Alder published a fascinating piece last week about job clouds and why he thought Twitter could be the future of job boards. It was one of those "I wish I had written that!" moments for me, to be honest.…

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Does your job board need a logo?

There are thousands of job sites out there. If you spend much time looking at them, like I do, you quickly realize that many lack 'brand identity' - very few job board logos to be seen. In other words, they're…

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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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Why do most job boards fail to thrive?

"When anyone can start a job board, we’re really in trouble.” – apocryphal A long, long time ago, people found work through quaint methods such as friends, a sign in the window, or a newspaper classified. Those days are, well,…

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