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Fall out: the latest online recruiting news, rounded up

Fall is most definitely in the air, as in leaves falling to the ground and making it hard to mow. But fall also means conferences for job board folks and (of course) deals, deals, deals! So without further ado, here is the latest news:

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Added by Jeff Dickey-Chasins on October 20, 2014 at 8:38am — No Comments

How aggregators are utilized by job boards: survey results

About a month ago, I asked job boards around the world to participate in the 2014 Aggregator Usage survey. This study asked about how job boards really use aggregators,…

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Added by Jeff Dickey-Chasins on September 29, 2014 at 10:00am — 1 Comment

Never a dull moment: a roundup of new and interesting sites

It's happened again - I've let the better part of a year pass since I took a look at some of the new and interesting sites and services out there. …

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Added by Jeff Dickey-Chasins on September 23, 2014 at 8:30am — 3 Comments

What's cooking in the world on online recruiting: a news roundup!

You know, I keep thinking that I won’t lead off with news of VC money for one of these news roundups – and then it happens again. I guess it means that recruiting continues to be hot, and the services that connect employers to candidates are even hotter. So…

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Added by Jeff Dickey-Chasins on September 10, 2014 at 11:00am — 2 Comments

No rest for the weary: news of the job board and online recruiting world

Hey folks! It's summer! Laying back, sipping a cool drink, going barefoot. But apparently in our industry, summertime means 'deal time'. Check out the acquisitions and funding action below. My head is spinning. I think I need a…

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Added by Jeff Dickey-Chasins on July 29, 2014 at 8:30am — 5 Comments

New models, different tacks, and all that: online recruiting innovation

We are living in interesting times: an app that says 'Yo' gets $1 million in funding, while worthy products (remember RemarkableHire?) languish. Every so often I…

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Added by Jeff Dickey-Chasins on July 2, 2014 at 7:00am — 9 Comments

What is Monster doing now? And will it work?

Once, in a world far, far away (i.e., the 1990s), Monster beat its chest and claimed to be the biggest and best source for online jobs in the world, bar none.

Then, last week, Monster - diminished, no longer for sale, and facing significant declines in revenue - once…

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Added by Jeff Dickey-Chasins on May 20, 2014 at 11:00am — 5 Comments

Evolution: The future of job boards

I'm preparing for a talk at the JobG8 Job Board Summit (June 26-27, Orlando), and it has me thinking a lot about …

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Added by Jeff Dickey-Chasins on May 13, 2014 at 8:30am — 5 Comments

Buying and Selling in the Recruitment Industry: Movers & Shakers You Might Have Missed

Some interesting developments over the past month, including a new round of financials from the publicly-held job boards and some VC money going into the market.

Let’s take a look:…

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Added by Jeff Dickey-Chasins on May 5, 2014 at 11:00am — 2 Comments

The results of the 2014 job board survey are in - check it out!

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…

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Added by Jeff Dickey-Chasins on April 8, 2014 at 11:31am — No Comments

Innovation or disruption? - the job board changes

Big change is so sudden. Right? Remember how LinkedIn came out of nowhere and revolutionized the recruiting industry? Oh right – they started in 2004. Well, how about Indeed and…

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Added by Jeff Dickey-Chasins on February 25, 2014 at 8:30am — 5 Comments

What It Is: The Latest Online Recruiting News Roundup

The economy is slowly - but steadily - rebounding, and this seems to be driving more activity of all types in the online recruiting space. So do tell - what is happening?:…

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Added by Jeff Dickey-Chasins on February 4, 2014 at 8:30am — 3 Comments

What's happening in the online recruiting industry: a roundup of news

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:…

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Added by Jeff Dickey-Chasins on December 18, 2013 at 8:30am — 2 Comments

How job seekers really look for work: the results of the 2013 Job Seeker Survey

What happens when you ask 1,276 job seekers how they really look for work? You get some pretty interesting answers.

Earlier this fall, I collaborated with Job-Hunt.org (a career resource and advice site) and eHarmony (a dating site planning to enter online recruiting) to reach out to two distinctive types…

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Added by Jeff Dickey-Chasins on November 12, 2013 at 8:58am — No Comments

What's happening? The big news roundup for online recruiting

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:

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Added by Jeff Dickey-Chasins on October 29, 2013 at 8:51am — 1 Comment

Is your employment site visible? Why not?

Remember 1999? For those of us in online recruiting, it was the year Monster 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…

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Added by Jeff Dickey-Chasins on October 22, 2013 at 8:40am — 1 Comment

A basket of unusual: strange and interesting online recruiting sites

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…

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Added by Jeff Dickey-Chasins on July 9, 2013 at 8:30am — 1 Comment

Them changes: the news from the online recruiting world

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 …

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Added by Jeff Dickey-Chasins on June 18, 2013 at 8:30am — No Comments

Want to write your own 'job boards are dead' article? Here's a handy guide...

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…

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Added by Jeff Dickey-Chasins on June 4, 2013 at 8:30am — 4 Comments

What lies beyond the search box? Maybe better solutions....

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…

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Added by Jeff Dickey-Chasins on May 21, 2013 at 8:35am — 2 Comments

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