Jeff Dickey-Chasins's Blog – May 2009 Archive (5)

The death of job boards? Ahem…

I’ve been in the job board world since 1998, which probably makes me some sort of dinosaur or masochist. Strangely enough, the imminent death of job boards has been proclaimed almost since their inception.



Today is no different. Whether it’s here or here or here, the word on the street (or in the blog, as it were) is that the job board’s days are numbered because of a changing employment environment, Twitter, job board greed and incompetence, a surplus of recruiters, social networks,… Continue

Added by Jeff Dickey-Chasins on May 28, 2009 at 9:05am — 2 Comments

The marketing tightrope

Marketing a job board is akin to walking a tightrope with two contentious children hanging from either end of your balancing rod. On one side you have your employers, wanting more exposure, better candidates, and yes, their logo in a prominent location. On the other side you have your job seekers, wanting some sort of response from employers, a really great (or at least well-paying) job, and lots of stuff for free.



The challenge? Too many job seekers and you’re most likely spending… Continue

Added by Jeff Dickey-Chasins on May 20, 2009 at 10:00am — No Comments

Randomness and recruiting

How can job boards even continue to exist? Because they connect job seekers and those who want to employ them. If a job board doesn’t do this simple task successfully, it eventually goes out of business.



But as any hiring manager, HR director, or recruiter knows, job boards are not the only solution. Why? Because the employment market is incredibly….random.



Think about it. If you’re a job seeker, you’re expected to know about the relevant job boards for your industry, the… Continue

Added by Jeff Dickey-Chasins on May 18, 2009 at 11:19am — No Comments

What makes a job board suck? (Employer version)

Per the previous post, let’s take a look at a few things that can make employers (yes, the folks actually paying) throw up their hands and run screaming from a job board. (Remember, this is just one man’s opinion - throw your own into the mix with a pithy comment). So, without further ado, here are 4 things that make a job board ’sucky’:

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Added by Jeff Dickey-Chasins on May 11, 2009 at 5:04pm — No Comments

Don’t make me jump!

If HMOs were developed to drive normally well-adjusted sick people over the edge, then I would posit that the typical ATS was designed to make a job seeker sink into deep and utter despair.

Yes, I understand why an ATS is a useful - in some cases, necessary - part of a company’s career site, particularly in these days of few jobs and many applicants.

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Added by Jeff Dickey-Chasins on May 8, 2009 at 10:33am — 3 Comments

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