Jeff Dickey-Chasins's Blog – October 2009 Archive (4)

Job boards as economic indicators

As I was sorting through the usual spate of ‘job boards are dead’ articles, I noticed other more interesting types of articles: pieces that point to job board postings as indicators of the state of the economy. (Monster has published their Employment Index since 2004.)



Makes sense, doesn’t it? If job boards are posting more… Continue

Added by Jeff Dickey-Chasins on October 27, 2009 at 10:34am — No Comments

Can job boards truly be ‘Web 2.0′?

At their core, most job boards are series of one-way communications: employer posts a job; job seeker responds to employer; employer does (or doesn’t) respond to job seeker. Each communication is distinct and separated by both time and method – some might even say fragmented.



Compare to a blog, social networking site, or Twitter: you send out a communication – and built into your communication are methods for readers to respond, as well as the expectation they will; readers DO… Continue

Added by Jeff Dickey-Chasins on October 19, 2009 at 9:39am — No Comments

The dangers (and benefits) of backfilling job listings

Once upon a time, if you visited a job board, you knew what you would get: whatever jobs the board had on that day. These were jobs that the board’s sales force had convinced employers to post, on that job board. If you clicked on a job, you went straight to that job posting. And if you applied for it, you did so through that particular job board.



Well, those days are long gone. Since the advent of job board aggregators such as Indeed and Simply Hired, it’s become so easy for a job… Continue

Added by Jeff Dickey-Chasins on October 13, 2009 at 9:04am — No Comments

Pay per posting vs. pay per response

For the past 15 years, the job board industry has been dominated by the ‘pay per posting‘ revenue model: an employer purchases a job posting (and sometimes resume access or other add ons).



Yet there’s another model that has been around a while: ‘pay per response‘. In other words, you post your job, and when job seekers apply to your job, you pay for each application.



On the surface, it seems that pay per response would be more attractive to most employers – after all, if… Continue

Added by Jeff Dickey-Chasins on October 6, 2009 at 9:33am — No Comments

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