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A solid reboot for the IAEWS conference

Sometimes, a format change is a good thing. At least that's my opinion after having spent the last couple of days at the IAEWS 2013 Fall Congress. Although the IAEWS conference has always been a good source of information and…

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Eclectic: the work of a job board doctor

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 a bit of this on the website, but I thought I'd make it…

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What the 2013 Job Board Trends Surveys tell us

The results are in from the latest Job Board Trends and Online Recruiting surveys - and they're interesting. This year 319 job boards, 79 HR and recruiting professionals, and 108 job seekers participated - that's a lot of responses! It also took…

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Take the 2013 Job Board Industry Trends survey!

A lot has happened since the 2012 Job Board survey - Indeed, JobFox, and JobCircle were sold, Facebook (sorta) launched their own job offering, and Monster didn't sell itself. So it's time to take the temperature of the industry again -…

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The perfect job board: some random thoughts

Talk to job seekers about looking for jobs, and you get an earful. Talk to employers about finding candidates, and you get another earful. Both sides are looking for each other, and both sides have problems doing so. Problems are…

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What would happen if Monster vanished? A speculation

These are exciting times for the online recruiting industry - acquisitions (Jobs2Web, Bullhorn), IPOs (LinkedIn), and flame-outs (BranchOut). The majority of job boards I talk with are experiencing very strong business (and revenues), despite a frustratingly slow recovery. But there's been a…

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