Job boards have gotten a bad rap over the past few years. A lot of it has to do with the reputation of the big boards like Monster and social media fairies exclaiming the end is near. The naysayers could not be farther from the truth.
Now, I have all the proof I need to know that job boards are here to stay. Beginning in 2012 I'll be entering my 14th year in this business. Thats right, fourteen years. I started my first site in 1999 and havent looked back.You dont survive in this business for that long by not having a product that provides value.
And I'm bullish on our future. After experiencing 20% growth for the past 2 years I expect another 20% increase in 2012. Especially now that hiring is back on the upswing.
But okay, maybe you dont believe me, maybe you're still skeptical. If so read this:
So there you have it. Actual proof from three industry experts that job boards deliver.
Even though our share of the pie may be slightly smaller now with the vast array of tools recruiters can use, job boards aint going anywhere. We're here to stay.
So lets end this shit right here right now. Job boards are VERY GOOD at delivering quality applicants either locally or industry specific.
To say anything less is an insult to me and our industry.