Jeff Dickey-Chasins's Blog – August 2009 Archive (3)

What woodworking has taught me about job boards

I’ve built various items with wood for many years. Some resemble furniture, others…well, they were interesting to create. Yet, apart from the sheer fun of cutting, chopping, paring, and (occasionally) pounding wood, I’ve also managed to extract a few lessons that have crossed over to my life in job boards:



1. Never cut first, measure second. Translating to the job board world, that means you should take some time – a goodly amount of it – thinking about what your next big move… Continue

Added by Jeff Dickey-Chasins on August 21, 2009 at 9:17am — No Comments

Elbowing your way into a crowded market

One of the most common questions I’m asked (apart from “Are you British? Because those hyphenated names are always British“) is “How can I compete in (insert your favorite market category)? There are so many competitors!”



(And no, I’m not British).



Well…almost all market categories are crowded. Trust me, this is a good thing. This means that there is business to be had. Yet it’s true that a crowded market means that you can’t simply waltz in with a half-finished job site… Continue

Added by Jeff Dickey-Chasins on August 19, 2009 at 9:11am — No Comments

Are job boards dying…or evolving?

There are an endless number of articles predicting the imminent death of job boards. Yet this one caught my eye – it was thorough and it was re-Tweeted a number of times. (In the author’s defense, it was aimed at job seekers – and despite the provocative title, was fairly balanced. Nonetheless, CB took issue!)



But I (as you might guess) beg to differ. I think we’re asking the wrong question. The real… Continue

Added by Jeff Dickey-Chasins on August 11, 2009 at 9:12am — No Comments

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