Jeff Dickey-Chasins's Blog Posts Tagged 'Resumes' (4)

3 great ideas to steal for your job board or career site

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 you listen carefully, you’ll hear Matthew Sweet stealing from The Beatles, who stole from Buddy Holly, who stole from Hank Williams, who stole from….).

Are there ideas out there that are worth stealing for your job board? You bet! And…

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Added by Jeff Dickey-Chasins on April 26, 2011 at 9:09am — 8 Comments

Did LinkedIn hijack the resume database? And what should job boards do?

As recently as several years ago, it was considered standard operating procedure for job seekers to post their resumes on as many job boards as possible. Why?Visibility. Employers and recruiters used the job board resume databases to find possible hires, so it made sense to have your resume in as many places as possible. Job boards encouraged this behavior because it made the resume access features easier to sell to employers.

Enter LinkedIn. It was…

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Added by Jeff Dickey-Chasins on April 5, 2011 at 9:23am — No Comments

Indeed: the elephant in the room – or just the same old friendly puppy?

Go to any animal shelter and you will usually see pets that simply got too big for their owners – hulking St. Bernards, twelve-foot pythons, walking catfish, and so on. It’s easy in hindsight to blame the owners. But the owners weren’t thinking about how big the animal would one day become; they were focused on how much they wanted it.

Since roughly 2005, job boards have lived with aggregators such as …

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Added by Jeff Dickey-Chasins on March 2, 2011 at 9:07am — 10 Comments

How do job boards help people?

What was job hunting like before job boards? Well….







1) You obsessively pored through each line of the newspaper classifieds, looking for something that might match your skills. (You might even do this with multiple newspapers, depending on where you lived.)



2) You walked from office to office, filled out application forms – either for actual jobs, or so that you were ‘on file’.



3) You had special ‘resume paper’ and matching envelopes to send out –… Continue

Added by Jeff Dickey-Chasins on December 21, 2010 at 9:16am — No Comments

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