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disaster strikes

Disaster will strike – it always does…

I am an optimistic pessimist. In other words, I expect the worst to happen, and when it doesn't, I'm pleasantly surprised. In fact, I usually try to act on my pessimistic outlook by planning ahead for disaster. This approach has…

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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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The recession’s legacy for job boards

Ding dong, the recession's (not quite) dead! Every day I hear from another job site that their numbers are up, that more jobs are being posted, and that the general feel from employers is positive. Folks are breathing a little…

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Fundamental changes…or tempests in teapots?

People get bored. This is the number one reason that anything 'new and shiny' captures our attention. We get frustrated that what we're doing is, well, kind of repetitive and doesn't work the way we imagined it would. Then something…

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future of job boards

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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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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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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