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  • Starting slowly (member only)
    By on March 18, 2014 | No Comments  Comments

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  • A niche thats underserved (member only)
    By on March 12, 2014 | No Comments  Comments

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  • Jobboard.io adds submission to Indeed
    By on March 11, 2014 | No Comments  Comments

    Jobboard.io, one of my sponsors, has added the ability for its job board owners to easily submit your jobs to indeed to get more traffic. Since it can take a while to get indexed on your own, this might speed up things.

    We are pleased to announce a new integration with Indeed.com.

    We can now generate a real time XML feed of your Jobs which can then be submitted to Indeed.com via a single click from within our admin console.  This integration will facilitate contact between your Job Board and Indeed’s client services team who can help you get started with their advertising/job promotion services.

    To kick this off you simply need to login to your admin site, click “Syndication” in the navigation, and click “Submit to Indeed.com”.

  • Need a job board built? I got a guy
    By on March 10, 2014 | No Comments  Comments

    If you need a custom job board built or want a standard job board to run for a decent price them contact my pal Jody. Not only does he build custom job boards he’s also working on his own job board software site that will soon be launching. You can email him jody@careerextender.com

  • Lets get visual (member only)
    By on March 5, 2014 | No Comments  Comments

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  • Talentegg adds challenges
    By on March 3, 2014 | 1 Comment1 Comment  Comments

    Talentegg.ca, a canadian job resource for students/college grads, has come up with a new way for applicants to show their value to employers. Read release. I think its a good example of a job site platform thinking outside the box when it comes to ‘evolving’ whicjh we all must do. So I asked Lauren Friese (founder) to answer a few questions about the new launch.

    1. Why did you decide to launch challenges as part of your job board?

    This is commonly said, but we don’t see TalentEgg.ca as just a job board per se. When I was starting the company, the goal was to create a resource that jointly helped students and grads who struggled to find meaningful entry level work and employers who recruit students and grads. The result was TalentEgg.ca, which is part job board, part resource, and part interactive platform.

    Challenges takes our mission one step further. Whereas before we were a hub where students and grads could learn about industries, companies, and find meaningful jobs, now TalentEgg can also help them with their career development. This is significant because historically the opportunity to gain meaningful experience that you can put on your resume/LinkedIn profile has been really difficult to get. Now it doesn’t matter where in the country you are, or what you’ve studied – you have an equal opportunity to build your skills and prove yourself.

    Winning students can earn prizes such as cash, career experience, etc. But more importantly, all students who participate and meet certain criteria receive a certificate outlining the skills they gained.

    2. How do they work from the employer experience? do they specify their own challenges?

    We work with employers to create Challenges that either address an area of interest, or alternatively are more abstract. Once the Challenge is live on our platform, students and grads have 30 days to submit their idea/submission/solution.

    An important action we’ve taken is to develop proprietary evaluation and judging software that allows employers to quickly and effectively sort through submissions and provide scoring.

    Employers can use Challenges as an incredibly effective employer branding exercise (what’s more important to students than help finding a job?!), or in some cases, to actually identify stand-out students by seeing them in action.

    3. Whats an example of a challenge?

    The first Challenge we launched is in partnership with Purolator. The Challenge is “How can Purolator leverage social media to build the company’s reputation as a Canadian Innovator and customer-centric brand?”, which touches on marketing, strategy and social media. Other Challenges will focus on areas as diverse as tech/development, design, and more.

    4. What has the reaction been from employers/jobseekers?

    We launched a few days ago. Here are some of the comments we’ve seen about TalentEgg Challenges on social media:

    Check out @TalentEgg‘s amazing new platform.. Build skills, compete for internships, win $$. Seriously, it’s GENIUS http://talentegg.ca/challenges/- Student

    @TalentEgg @yorkmarketing so excited for all the #TEChallenges opportunities!! Everything found in one place, how perfect!- Student

    @LaurenFriese wow & congrats @TalentEgg Challenges- a great tool to help young professionals on their career journey  http://cnw.ca/maGEM- Employer

    http://talentegg.ca/challenges  - This is what the future of university recruiting should look like! Superb work - Recent grad

    5. Do you think other job boards will follow this trend?

    Firstly, it’s not that easy. TalentEgg.ca is the biggest and most popular job board and online career resource for students and recent graduates in the country. We have an engaged “in-house” audience of participants, not to mention our proprietary evaluation and judging software.

    I also think that a platform like this, in the way that we’ve built and presented it, is unique to our audience. Like I said, we didn’t look at this like “we have a job board, what’s next”, but rather as: This is the audience we serve (students/grads and employers), these are their needs, how can we create a win-win situation for both students/grads and employers. The result was TalentEgg Challenges!

    Relevant URLS:

    http://talentegg.ca

    http://talentegg.ca/challenges

  • 3 things every new job board needs to have (member only)
    By on February 25, 2014 | 1 Comment1 Comment  Comments

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  • How much should I expect to make with a job board? (member only)
    By on February 19, 2014 | 2 Comments2 Comments  Comments

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  • For Sale: UAVjobbank.com niche job board
    By on February 17, 2014 | No Comments  Comments

    I started UAVjobbank.com and its sister site JobsinDrones.com back in April of last year. They are both built on Jobamatic and bring in thousands of visitors each month. Since they are both doing well on the SEO side and I dont actively promote them, its time to sell them off to someone who wants to build a business with them. I’ve done the hard work of starting them, getting backlinks and adding content. All you have to do now is contact employers.

    The jewel is UAVjobbank.com which brought in over 4,000 uniques last month alone, almost exclusively through SEO and back links. Jobsindrones brings in around 500 monthly uniques. There are ZERO costs involved with these sites since each is hosted on Jobamatic which is a free platform. You will need to host the the homepage though on your own server.

    UAVs are an up and coming job market as next year the FAA is going to open up airspace to civilian drones. They expect 100,000 jobs to be created once that happens so this is going to be a hot job market. When I launched the sites I wrote a free ebook to help attract job seekers and it worked great. Other sites like UXuniversity linked back to it on pages like this one.

    Here is the stats from Statcounter. You can see the traffic spike we got last month. All of it came via search engine traffic and backlinks like the one from UXuniversity.

    stats for uavjobbank.com last 6 months

    stats for uavjobbank.com last 6 months – (feb stats as of Feb 10)

    It has picked up 1 job posting along the way and brought in around $100 through backfill earnings. I will throw in Jobsindrones.com as part of the sale. That site is averaging around 500 monthly uniques as well and ranks well for terms like “drone jobs“. I started it in order to take advantage of that particular keyword so it would capture more of the market for this industry. So the new buyer gets 2 sites for 1 price! The are no major competitors either.

    My price is $1,800 which includes both sites, all files, content and the Jobamatic account. So now is your chance to snap them up in preparation for a rising new niche. The foundation is there and I think they could bring in $1,000 per month with a little marketing effort. I’d also recommend the new owner start a blog to help build up more content. I’ll throw in a free membership to my site as well so you can learn more about how to run a job board.

    Interested? Contact Me.

  • We need more aggregators
    By on February 12, 2014 | No Comments  Comments

    File this under things that need to exist.
    jse-forjobboards

    We need a job board only job search engine/directory that lets job boards get indexed for free and helps job seekers uncover more sources.

    I think job seekers are not discovering all the possible jobs that are online, especially among the niche job boards. Indeed.com is listing mostly employers now and not giving job boards much love. PLus google gives too much weight to the big national sites when it comes to searching for jobs. For almost any profession there are multiple job sites one needs to check in order to MAXIMIZE their job search.

    Unfortunately there is really no way to discover all the job boards that can help a job seeker find work. It would be nice if all the job board software providers banded together to form a mega job search engine that tied in all the sites they power. Kind of like what Adicio did with their boards. A few years back they started CareerCast.com which is a gateway to all the job sites they power.

    I’m sure its wishful thinking but its something that really needs to exist. You could even take it a step farther by focusing on a niche. Like a job search aggregator for just tech jobs or just sales jobs. This app for social media jobs is another way to approach it.