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Being social isn’t enough

Sorry to tell you this - but job boards are businesses. They make money. They produce results. Why are these statements such a shock to social media enthusiasts? Just like Apple and Google, job boards rely on customers who pay…

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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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Why (some) recruiters hate job boards

Oh, to be the new kid on the block! Twitter, Facebook, and the rest of social media are experiencing that thrill - they're new, exciting, and can do no wrong. A while back, job boards were the new kids. No…

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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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JobDeck and its implications for job boards

By now you've probably heard of JobDeck, a modified version of the popular Twitter search application, TweetDeck. A collaboration between TwitJobSearch and TweetDeck, JobDeck has a permanent, specialized search that focuses on jobs. These are sourced from the Twittersphere, based…

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How job seeker behavior affects job boards

As anyone who has tried to lose weight or exercise regularly will attest, changing your behavior is hard. You're fighting years of mental and physical conditioning - and (unfortunately) many times the old habits win out. That was the challenge…

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Are job boards dying…or evolving?

There are an endless number of articles predicting the imminent death of job boards. Yet this one caught my eye - it was thorough and it was re-Tweeted a number of times. (In the author's defense, it was aimed at…

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Twitter, recruiting, and job boards: round 2

A while back I examined the recruiting value of Twitter and its possible effects on job boards.  Since then, Twitter has kept growing at a torrid pace, the economy continues to slide, and most job boards are happy if their…

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