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StackOverflow jobs is…over

Well, I missed it. Back in April 2021, StackOverflow announced that it was "moving away from job slots and direct hiring".  This was the oldest part of their various revenue streams, and also one of the most successful. Why would…

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DHI did what??? I am so confused…

I used to work for Dice, the primary revenue driver for DHI. It was a long long time ago, and the job board world was very different. So take the following with a grain of salt (as in fact you…

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Gentle prods turn into actual sales!

Note: The Doctor is recovering from yet another Memorial Day, so this is some still-timely advice from 2009 (!!) Once, a long time ago in a galaxy far far away, a job board salesperson called up a prospective employer, made his…

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Are ‘destination’ job boards dead?

Job boards began as digital translations of 'real world' objects: newspaper classifieds. The relatively low cost of entry meant that job boards soon proliferated. And from this crazy-quilt of sites grew the job board advertising wars. Again, the logic driving…

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What are you gonna do if your niche disappears?

The pandemic is shaping literally everything we do. Why? Because - unlike any previous catastrophe (well, except for climate change) - it is pervasive. You can't escape it - not forever. Sure, if you're lucky, you can bunker off to…

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Swimming against the current for fun and profit

For every industry - including ours - there is 'common knowledge'. As in: 'It's common knowledge that millennials approach work differently'. Or 'Using direct mail to promote a job board is stupid'. Or '42 million people will be working in…

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SEEK’s variable adventure begins

Did you hear? SEEK, the Australian job board giant, is moving from a subscription-based revenue model to variable - or surge - pricing. Um...what's that, you may ask. Well...it is lining up the price for a job ad with the…

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