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Job boards are the email of the recruiting world

New is always better than old. Don't believe me? Take an inventory of articles published in the last 12 months that focus on something new that will 'revolutionize' recruiting and leave all existing technologies/methods/disciplines in shambles. (This of course also…

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Up and down: which way are you competing?

No matter who  your audience is or what sector you serve, you are competing with other businesses and services. Even behemoths like Apple compete with other behemoths like Samsung or Google. It's just a fact of life. But how you compete -…

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Deconstruction for fun and profit

Almost every day I read about a new recruiting site or service that has nabbed some VC money. Sometimes it's big ($100M for Thumbtack) and sometimes it's not so big ($2M for for JobR). But in every case, the company…

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What a job board doctor really does

Note: The Doctor is on vacation! This is a post from the past - enjoy. In my recent survey of readers, several asked for more information about what I actually do (other than write these blog posts, I suppose). I do cover…

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Building the employer brand – with job boards

Note: The Job Board Doctor is out for a few days. This post originally appeared in 2013 Job boards have become prisoners of their moniker. After all, a 'job board' is just an online bulletin board for 'posting' your electronic 'job…

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What’s in a (job board) name? Lots.

(Note: The Doctor was in Nashville at the IAEWS Congress, so today's post is a blast from the past. Enjoy!) Almost every week I see a blog post or tweet claiming that job boards are dead or dying. We're talking about the top…

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Job board myths and how to fight them

How do myths start? First, something happens - something unusual or notable, something that prompts a person to file it away in their memory. Next, the person tells a story about what happened. Perhaps they exaggerate or embellish - whatever…

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