I've often wondered what I'd be doing if I didnt run AllCountyJobs.com any longer. I could probably do a variety of different things and one that comes to mind is a corporate recruiting department. I would bring a fresh perspective and shake things up.
Here's what I would do if I ran recruiting...
I received a call last week from my recruiter friend Maureen Mackey. She wanted to rant about the bad job seekers out there she is seeing too many of these days. I'll bet more than a few of you also have complaints so listen to hers and add a comment about what job seekers are doing wong.
Added by Chris Russell on September 6, 2011 at 8:47am — No Comments
There are thousands of job boards to choose from if you need to post a job. But not all are created equal. Here are some telltale signs that the job board you are about to post on is worth using.
1. It Looks Good: If the job board has good design, meaning a nice logo and well done interface with clearly spelled out call to actions and navigation.
2. Contact Info: If the job board puts their phone and email in a prominent place…Continue
Lately my job board consulting business is getting calls from a particular audience: third party recruiters. Usually it's a one or two person team that has been recruiting for many years who now want to broaden their offerings through a job board to serve whatever niche they work in. They also want to make more money which a job board can be good for in terms of a supplemental…Continue
Added by Chris Russell on August 1, 2011 at 12:00pm — No Comments
“If you podcast they will come”
Added by Chris Russell on July 12, 2011 at 8:00am — No Comments
When it comes to introducing new products in the online recruiting space, innovation is an over used word. I’ve seen too many press releases that claim to be the “be all, end all” tool that you need. It’s now just a word with hollow meaning.
So I won’t be using it to describe JobSpeek, my new mobile…
There’s a post on Forbes entitled ‘Linkedin is about to put job boards out of business‘. Although I know the author Dan Schwabel and like him, he is off-base with his assumptions.
LinkedIn just announced a new feature that allows job seekers to ‘apply with linkedin’. Its a button that companies can put on their career pages and let job seekers submit…Continue
Added by Chris Russell on May 24, 2011 at 3:00pm — No Comments
I talked to a job seeker the other day and asked her how her job search was going. She replied 'its tough out there' but who can blame her. The competition is stiff and job hunting aint what it used to be.
We started discussing my local job boards (which she uses) and someone in the group mentioned looking for jobs on Craigslist. "Ugh" she said, "there's a lot of crap on craigslist".
CL seems to be attracting anything and…Continue
A friend of mine who runs a small staffing firm in Connecticut asked me if I could recommend a software package that is not too expensive and can handle their candidate and client data.
It needs to store lots of notes on people, have good skill set sorting, etc.
Any suggestions? What does your firm use?
I'm looking for any recruiters who own an iPhone, iPod Touch or the iPad2 to become part of a beta test for a new mobile recruiting app. Please contact me for details via RecruitingBlogs or shoot me an email 'chris at allcountyjobs dot com'.
Added by Chris Russell on April 20, 2011 at 7:08pm — No Comments
For the past few months one banner ad has caught my attention as I visit my favorite websites. It's a banner ad for Harry Joiner the eCommerce headhunter. I see it a lot on sites like BusinessInsider, TechCrunch and HuffPost.
And I love it. He is personalizing his business by adding his picture and the giant phone number is a clear call to action. The banner links to his current…Continue
I created an app recently that tracks new job announcements of companies that are hiring and expanding. It's an app that links to a database of articles by state. Smart job seekers use it to stay on top of their job market. But it occurred to me recently that the app (called "Hidden Jobs App") is also a great way for recruiters across the country to find leads. The app is currently available for…Continue
Added by Chris Russell on April 8, 2011 at 9:00am — No Comments
I build sites in order to sell them.
Today I am putting up ALL 32 niche sites I have started in recent years as one giant niche job board network. Combined these sites have over 20,000 uniques per month generating more than 50,000 monthly page views (and growing). They generate approximately $1,000 per month between postings, backfill revenue and Adsense. All are hosted on Jobamatic. Two of the…Continue
I think apps are the new websites. As mobile devices become more prevalent it will be important to offer these users of smartphones and tablets a good user experience. The best way to do that is through an app. An app gives your users easy access to your site/content.....On Monday I launched my first app for sale in the itunes app store.
Its called the ‘hidden jobs app’ and it tracks hidden job announcements across the U.S. in a simple…Continue
There are plenty of good reasons to attend the IAEWS Spring Member Congress (and bring a delegation of your coworkers, as well). As always, there will be one-of-a-kind opportunities for networking, deal…
Added by Chris Russell on March 3, 2011 at 8:52am — No Comments
I hereby declare the opening of the 2011 job hunting season!
The next 5 months will be the busiest time of year for job seekers as they begin looking for a new job. It starts in earnest today. My job board network has released our first ever job seeker activity stats from last year. It shows the busiest times of year when job hunting occurs.
As you can see from the chart below, Jan - May is the busiest time of…Continue
Added by Chris Russell on January 3, 2011 at 11:28am — No Comments