A few months back, almost two hundred job board owners, operators, and employees took the 2014 Job Board Trends survey. This project, a joint effort of IAEWS and Job Board Doctor, focuses on what is really going on in the job board and online recruiting industry - traffic, spending, technology, and more. We asked you about all aspects of your business - what works and doesn't work, where things are going, and how you feel about the future. Here are some of…Continue
Added by Jeff Dickey-Chasins on April 8, 2014 at 11:31am — No Comments
As 2013 draws to a close, it's a good time to take one last look at what is actually going on in the job board industry. More acquisitions, revelations, and developments, actually - so let's take a look:…Continue
What happens when you ask 1,276 job seekers how they really look for work? You get some pretty interesting answers.Continue
Added by Jeff Dickey-Chasins on November 12, 2013 at 8:58am — No Comments
It's that time to take a look at what's been happening in the job board industry over the past month. All I can say is - more than you might imagine. So let's get started:
Remember 1999? For those of us in online recruiting, it was the year ran an ad during the Superbowl. Overnight the job board went from sort-of well-known to very well known. Part of it was a memorable…Continue
It's been 146 days since I last looked at the newest and coolest job-board-like sites - so it's time for an update. Startups never sleep, as you…Continue
We’ve moving into summer but the pace of activity doesn’t seem to be slowing for the online recruiting and job board world. I hope to see some of you at this week’s …Continue
Added by Jeff Dickey-Chasins on June 18, 2013 at 8:30am — No Comments
I’ve been consulting in the job board industry since 2009 and active with job boards for much longer. In all that time, a particular type of article / blog post / etc. has persisted and even occasionally thrived: the ‘job boards are dead‘ article. In fact, these have been so persistent and…Continue
Last week Jakub Zavrel posted a fascinating piece on ERE.net asking the eternal question: Are Job Boards Still Relevant for the Future of Recruiting? I strongly encourage you to read it (and definitely check out the comments – Steven Rothberg has some pertinent thoughts, too!).
In a nutshell, Zavrel…Continue
The results are in from the 2013 Online Recruiting and Job Board Trends surveys. Here are some interesting tidbits:
Added by Jeff Dickey-Chasins on April 30, 2013 at 8:45am — No Comments
It seems thatis continuing its long, slow fade as the ‘big dog’ in the job board world (funny how long-term lack of leadership can do that to you). But there are plenty of services vying for the leadership role: , CareerBuilder, and LinkedIn come…Continue
Added by Jeff Dickey-Chasins on April 16, 2013 at 8:37am — No Comments
Have you tried applying for a job lately? If the employer is of any size, you will probably be directed into an applicant tracking system (ATS), where you will fill out many pages of questions. It can be a time-consuming process – and this is prior to actually applying for the specific job.
It is complex, and it is a pain.
What happened to the wonderful old days when you submitted your resume and cover letter, and called it…Continue
Added by Jeff Dickey-Chasins on April 9, 2013 at 8:56am — No Comments
Last May I wrote a post about the concept of a ‘job board’, in which I asked the eternal questions, “Is LinkedIn a job board?” and “Is a job board?” It was one of the more…Continue
Added by Jeff Dickey-Chasins on March 12, 2013 at 8:40am — No Comments
So perhaps you saw that LinkedIn has updated/upgraded its job search functionality? They sent me an email inviting me to give it a whirl, so I did – and it got me to thinking about social stuff and job search.
First, LinkedIn: the job search is nice, and it’s something that they should have done a while ago – but better late than never. You can search, easily see who is related to or in the companies you discover, follow companies, save jobs and…Continue
It’s been a while since I looked at the newest crop of recruitment and job board sites, so I thought that we could take a trip down StartUpLane and see what we discover:…Continue
Added by Jeff Dickey-Chasins on February 12, 2013 at 8:40am — No Comments
A lot has happened since the 2012 Online Recruiting Industry survey -, JobFox, and JobCircle were sold, Facebook (sorta) launched their own job offering, and didn’t sell itself. So it’s time to take the temperature of the industry again – and I…Continue
Hey, it’s a new year, which means – well, I don’t know! But some stuff did happen in the past 30-40 days, so let’s take
a look at how the industry is faring:
Added by Jeff Dickey-Chasins on January 29, 2013 at 8:30am — No Comments
Maybe it come from having been in the industry for a while, but some things just keep recurring: Bill Warren, John Sumser, Joel Cheesman, and job matching sites, to name a few. Seriously, though – although much has changed since the mid 90s, some things really haven’t. Ignore them at your own peril. For instance: