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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

Results are in from the 2013 Online Recruiting and Job Board Trends surveys

The results are in from the 2013 Online Recruiting and Job Board Trends surveys. Here are some interesting tidbits:

  • Most respondents are planning to increase spending on their company career site, mobile recruiting, and referral programs
  • Referrals, niche job boards, and LinkedIn are most frequently cited as producing high quality candidates
  • Only half of the respondents track the cost per application
  • Over…
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Added by Jeff Dickey-Chasins on April 30, 2013 at 8:45am — No Comments

Godzilla vs. Mothra: competitive innovation from LinkedIn and CareerBuilder?

It seems that Monster is 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:Indeed, CareerBuilder, and LinkedIn come…

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Added by Jeff Dickey-Chasins on April 16, 2013 at 8:37am — No Comments

Simple vs. complex: why the former wins

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…

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Added by Jeff Dickey-Chasins on April 9, 2013 at 8:56am — No Comments

Is it time for job boards to get a new name?

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 Indeed a job board?” It was one of the more…

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Added by Jeff Dickey-Chasins on March 12, 2013 at 8:40am — No Comments

Is there a truly social job search service out there?

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…

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Added by Jeff Dickey-Chasins on February 26, 2013 at 8:50am — 3 Comments

A roundup of some new, interesting, and unusual recruitment and job board sites

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:…

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Added by Jeff Dickey-Chasins on February 12, 2013 at 8:40am — No Comments

Take the 2013 Online Recruiting Industry Trends survey!

A lot has happened since the 2012 Online Recruiting Industry survey - Indeed, JobFox, and JobCircle were sold, Facebook (sorta) launched their own job offering, and Monster didn’t sell itself. So it’s time to take the temperature of the industry again – and I…

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Added by Jeff Dickey-Chasins on February 5, 2013 at 8:37am — 2 Comments

Brand-new News from the online recruiting world – LinkedIn, Social Resume, and more

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:

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Added by Jeff Dickey-Chasins on January 29, 2013 at 8:30am — No Comments

The eternal truths of online recruiting

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:

  • Resumes rule: Despite repeated attempts to kill, eliminate, or otherwise obliterate them, resumes continue to be the…
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Added by Jeff Dickey-Chasins on January 8, 2013 at 9:06am — 2 Comments

10 earth-shattering things that happened in online recruiting in 2012

Hey, it’s the end of the year (almost) and time to take a look at what happened in 2012. Did anything? Well, actually, yes – quite a bit. Apart from an election, a (slowly) recovering economy, and a snazzy James Bond film, it did seem like 2012 was a busy year for online recruiting. Here are my picks for the most notable:…

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Added by Jeff Dickey-Chasins on December 18, 2012 at 9:23am — 1 Comment

All the news that fits, starting with Facebook's (ahem!) new job board

Ok, the election is in the rearview mirror, winter is looming, and I bet you haven’t gotten all of your Christmas presents yet! Nevertheless, things keep happening in the job board and online recruiting world. For example:

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Added by Jeff Dickey-Chasins on December 11, 2012 at 9:08am — No Comments

A brief history of job boards (infographic)

This isn’t complete by any means, but thanks to John Sumser, Eric Shannon, Wikipedia, Chris Russell, and others, it covers the basics (I hope!). Amazing how far we’ve come in 22 years!…

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Added by Jeff Dickey-Chasins on December 4, 2012 at 9:52am — 8 Comments

A half-baked job board turkey from Facebook

Facebook launched its long-rumored job board offering last week. It was a bit rocky:

  • “ It’s buggy and kind of janky looking.” – FB userMike Chapman (and thank you, Mike, for…
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Added by Jeff Dickey-Chasins on November 20, 2012 at 8:23am — 2 Comments

It's true - job boards are evolving before our eyes!

For years I’ve been writing about what I see as the evolution of job boards – away from the traditional ‘job postings and resume’ model, and toward something more social, interactive, flexible, and useful to both candidates and employers. Many factors are …

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Added by Jeff Dickey-Chasins on November 13, 2012 at 9:15am — 3 Comments

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