Chris Russell's Blog (111)

Should recruiters start their own job board?

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…


Added by Chris Russell on August 3, 2011 at 10:00am — 11 Comments

Who's hiring? New leads for Iowa, Indiana, North Carolina, Conn, Wisconsin, Kansas, Texas & More

Here are some job leads from companies who recently announced expansion plans. They are a good source of leads for recruiters. Get more with the Hidden Jobs app for Android or Apple devices.


350 Hidden Jobs at Various Companies in Iowa […

Added by Chris Russell on August 1, 2011 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Jobs in Pods Celebrates 4 years and 800,000 downloads

“If you podcast they will come”

That is what I believed would happen when I launched this jobcast service 4 years ago in the online recruiting world. And that is what happened. Listeners came in droves and our clients reaped the benefits of humanizing their companies. One podcast (aka jobcast) at a time.

Today I am proud to… Continue

Added by Chris Russell on July 12, 2011 at 8:00am — No Comments

The Next Generation Job Listing

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…


Added by Chris Russell on June 7, 2011 at 9:00am — 6 Comments

A job board owners view of LinkedIn

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…


Added by Chris Russell on June 2, 2011 at 9:16am — 25 Comments

Podcast with Jennifer Scott @hireeffect

Last week I attend the Career Planning on a Napkin conference where I recorded some of the career coaches speaking.
Jennifer Scott - Owner of HireEffect, LLC - “Beyond the Profile - The Job Search / Corporate Marketing Connection”. Find her on twitter @hireeffect



Added by Chris Russell on May 24, 2011 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Do you really want to post that job on Craigslist?

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…


Added by Chris Russell on May 23, 2011 at 3:00pm — 1 Comment

Candidate software suggestions

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?

Added by Chris Russell on May 17, 2011 at 3:30pm — 11 Comments

Seeking recruiters with iphones or ipad2 to beta test new mobile recruiting app

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

The Banner Ad Recruiter

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…


Added by Chris Russell on April 14, 2011 at 11:40am — 2 Comments

Helping recruiters get leads

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…


Added by Chris Russell on April 8, 2011 at 9:00am — No Comments

32 site niche job board network for sale

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…


Added by Chris Russell on March 7, 2011 at 11:53am — 4 Comments

New iphone app tracks more than 300,000 hidden jobs

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…


Added by Chris Russell on March 4, 2011 at 7:00am — 1 Comment

Where job board peeps meet

Join Chris Russell and other job board execs at the Spring IAEWS event in San Diego held alongside the ERE Conference & Expo.

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

Job hunter activity trends

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…


Added by Chris Russell on January 3, 2011 at 11:28am — No Comments

5 Ways to Maximize Your Use of Job Boards

As the owner of more than 30 job boards, I know a thing or two about using them to recruit. Here are my five best ideas to help you get the most…

Added by Chris Russell on December 8, 2010 at 8:19am — 1 Comment

Whats your job seeker pet peeve?

There is something really bugging me about a certain job seeker behavior. Learn what it is in this short podcast (4 min)… Continue

Added by Chris Russell on November 8, 2010 at 10:18am — 2 Comments

Job Titles 101

In my daily travels as a job board owner, I see job titles by the dozen. They list the typical and sometimes strange positions: Sales Rep, Administrative Assistant, Marketing Director and even one for Beer Pong Marketing Manager. But too many of them fail to describe the job and entice the reader.

So here's a few tips to jazz up your job…

Added by Chris Russell on November 1, 2010 at 12:36pm — 1 Comment

4 tips for using job boards

There seems to be a slew of articles this week about job boards so I thought I'd add something to the conversation.

Having run job boards for several years, I have learned a few things about maximizing your ROI when it comes to posting jobs.

Employers need job sites to promote their openings, and that will never change. Employers aren't good at marketing, job boards are.

So what can you do to make your…

Added by Chris Russell on October 28, 2010 at 12:23pm — 1 Comment

The Sorry State of RSS Feeds in ATS

For the past 6 months I have been scouring the web looking for RSS feeds to index on my green job search engine, GreenJobSpider. What I have seen shocks and dismays me.

As I troll targeted company career pages in search of the elusive feeds, two things strike me as lacking in the world of applicant tracking systems (ATS).

1. Most ATS simply dont even provide an…

Added by Chris Russell on September 8, 2010 at 8:26am — No Comments


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