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3 great ideas to steal for your job board

I'm a great believer in stealing ideas. Think about it: are most successful businesses truly original? Not often - instead, they take an idea and perfect it, then execute skillfully. (This applies to art, music, and literature, too - if…

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All hail the lowly job alert!

Not long after job boards were unleashed on an unsuspecting world, the folks managing these sites noticed an interesting phenomenon: job seekers would spend a considerable amount of time on the site during their first visit - but then very little…

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A tale of two – er, many – aggregators

A quick heads up - you may be interested in a guest post I did for Felix Wetzel's blog. It's on job board aggregators. In it, I talk about the history of aggregators, some of the competitive issues surrounding their…

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What works in job boards

It's fun bashing job boards (ok, it's fun bashing any category of web sites, but we're talking job boards here). They're like pop music - lots of not-so-good with occasional gems. But how about focusing on the good ones for…

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Trends in the North American job board market

Just a heads-up - you may be interested in a guest blog post I wrote for People, Brands, and Random Thoughts on trends in the North American job board market.  Although hardly exhaustive, I've tried to touch on some of…

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Too much friction? Not enough?

In my experience, I've found that programmers often expect people to act linearly - going from point A to point B, logically and inexorably marching forward, until they reach their goal. People don't usually act that way. They use nutty…

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Will job matching ever take off?

Job matching is the AI of the job board world. It's like this: for decades AI has been held out to computer geeks and normal folks alike as something that was 'just around the corner'. Even the definition of AI…

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