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A Secret Place to Find & Message Recruiters (member only)By chrisr2 on September 26, 2016 | Comments Off on A Secret Place to Find & Message Recruiters (member only)
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Stats from the AngelList job boardBy chrisr2 on September 20, 2016 | Comments Off on Stats from the AngelList job board
Bloomberg has an interesting article on the startup investor community AngelList which also doubles as a free job board. They have some interesting statistics mentioned that caught my eye and would be useful to know as a reference point for other sites.
The company said its job board reaches 3.1 million people and includes 370,000 companies. AngelList said it makes about 78,000 job matches a month.
What’s also interesting is another source of revenue they have launched.
The company is stepping up its role as a technology recruiter with a white-glove service called A-List. Businesses can pay AngelList $10,000 to curate a list of candidates and help set up interviews.
Other companies like Indeed which just launched Indeed Prime are now getting into the staffing/RPO business. This is a sure sign that smart job boards are evolving and expanding their offerings.
Designing your job board newsletterBy chrisr2 on September 19, 2016 | Comments Off on Designing your job board newsletter
If you run a job board I hope you are actively emailing your users. I once talked to a job board owner who had collected 100,000 emails since 2002 but never ever emailed them anything. What a waste. If you ever plan on selling your site one day you’d better have a nice big email list. Your list is perhaps the best marketing channel you have to drive traffic and revenue.
The other day UXjobsboard sent me their newsletter and I thought it was a good example to share with my readers since it does a pretty good job of highlighting important news and information. You would do well to follow their example. And if you don’t have a newsletter yet, get on it. I recommend Mailchimp.
Header area: lead with your logo. Also list the basic links for posting or finding jobs. The first piece of content are the latest jobs which helps show off the site’s latest content. Doing that each week keeps the site “fresh” in the eyes of the reader.
Browse all jobs button takes readers right to all the latest jobs. Latest profiles shows that new users are registering on the site.
Big buttons help to encourage other users to create a profile. Links to related content and industry events.
New Job Board Company Seeks to Hire Industry TalentBy chrisr2 on September 15, 2016 | Comments Off on New Job Board Company Seeks to Hire Industry Talent
A new job board company is hiring. Industry talent wanted.
We are launching a new national job board and web site in one month and are currently seeking candidates and consultants to work for our company in the following positions – SEO, SEM, Digital Marketing, Sales, and Business Development. We are looking for team players that have a minimum of 3 years of industry experience in order to apply. Our corporate office is in Boca Raton, FL. For consideration, please send your resume to:
VP of Operations
If you are an experienced job board professional in any area and looking for a change, we may have an excellent opportunity for you. Please submit your credentials for review.
5 reasons why it’s good to own a niche job board todayBy chrisr2 on September 12, 2016 | Comments Off on 5 reasons why it’s good to own a niche job board today
The big job boards in our industry are not exactly the darlings of the recruitment industry these days. Recruiters are balking at their high prices and the many unqualified candidates that they generate. Fortune 1000 companies are reducing their spend on these boards in favor of other alternatives. By last count job boards drive 15-20% of all external applicants to employers and that has been slowly declining over the years.
A lot of this sentiment has been caused by sites like CareerBuilder and Monster who finally gave up and sold for a pittance of what is was once worth (and now CB is also rumored for sale). The once pioneering site that helped spawn an industry lost its way over time. Because these big sites get most of the press in the industry they cast a shadow over the rest of the sites who are already delivering value and landing people jobs.
But I, and the rest of the established small to mid-size boards know differently. There are thousands of local and niche job boards out there who have what employers want: targeted candidates.
So if you are one of these sites I predict good times ahead. Here’s why.
- The job market is tightening,…there are now a record number of jobs being posted online (5.9 million) It’s a sure sign that employers are having a harder time filling open positions, which means they’ll have to spend more money to attract the people they need. Therefore, recruitment advertising spend will likely increase.
- Niche and local job sites will always have a future because they are highly specialized, attracting the right kind of professionals that employers seek. Recruiters will always be willing to pay to reach these audiences.
- Small business (SMB), relies heavily on job boards to drive traffic. They will ALWAYS need job boards to promote their hiring needs. For SMBs, job boards represent a higher percentage of candidate flow vs a Fortune 1000. My guesstimate is more like 50%-75% depending on their size. Since most job growth comes from SMBs their job board spend will continue.
- The big job boards are expensive and impersonal. Niche boards often cost less and have a more personal relationship with their clients. I spoke to one client of of one of the big sites who is shopping around for cheaper alternatives. The market is ripe for picking off the client base of the big guys.
- Snagajob, Ziprecruiter and other new new job startups are still getting millions in funding. Job boards are being acquired. New ones are starting every day and thriving like WayUp. Other companies in the HR tech space want these kind of sites to help them round out their core offerings and gain access to candidates. Acquisitions will continue.
In short, if your job board has traffic and delivers candidates, it’s a business that others envy. The riches are in the niches. Aint that bitchin’…
Competitive lead gen service now availableBy chrisr2 on September 7, 2016 | Comments Off on Competitive lead gen service now available
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It’s time for Job Boards to Unlock Their ResumesBy chrisr2 on September 6, 2016 | Comments Off on It’s time for Job Boards to Unlock Their Resumes
Job boards are considered “old school” recruiting by many people. And that description is fairly accurate for most sites out there that haven’t changed over the years. I’ve seen 10 year job boards that looked exactly like they did 10 years ago. There is a certain perception there that will be hard to shake.
If you look at the “new school” job board approach you see sites like Linkedin and Indeed. They are both more than just job postings. They are more open. They offer multiple ways to recruit or be found.
Today’s recruiter has never had more ways to find people to fill jobs. It’s a much more competitive landscape we all live in. So my advice to job boards still stuck in the 2000’s is become more relevant.
How? You can start by unlocking your resumes, make them searchable by Google and the Sourcers will come.
Job boards need more reasons for recruiters to visit their sites beyond job postings. Perhaps the best way to do that is let them search your resumes for free. Follow the lead of Linkedin and Indeed Resumes which have become the defacto resume database for the U.S. You can still charge for access to contact info either by subscription or per lead. Indeed charges $1 to email a candidate in their system.
My point is that personal data is everywhere now and if your database is locked behind a paywall you need to join the new school approach of recruiting and put those profiles into the greater pool of people that can already be found online for free. I’m sure the new crop of people search engines like Entelo and HiringSolved will gladly index your resumes too if you have enough of them.
So if you are building a job board today be sure to let your candidates publicly publish their data. Make your site a destination for Sourcers.
The Virtual Job Boards
I am helping out VirtualPros.com get relaunched as a full fledged job board. I like the niche they are in and their are a growing number of sites now targeting virtual/work at home type jobs. A number of sites in this niche, namely FlexJobs, charge the job seeker for access.
The key for all these sites is to attract legitimate listings. There are lots of spammy, work at home “so-called” jobs being pitched online so its important to attract the right types of jobs like writers/bloggers, virtual assistants, virtual call center agents, telesales and technical work.
There are so many jobs now that can be done from home. More and more companies are open to these kinds of positions and job seekers love the flexibility. I have a feeling we’ll be seeing more of these boards pop up in the near future. Check out these links via my job board directory on CareerCloud.
New Job Board Launch: Women Who CodeBy chrisr2 on August 17, 2016 | Comments Off on New Job Board Launch: Women Who Code
There has been a renewed interest in women this past year when it comes to the job market. I now count at least 9 women targeted job boards online.
The latest to launch has 2 niches in 1, Women Who Code. WWC is an international non-profit that empowers women to achieve success in technology. They do this through a series of over 60 Networks around the world which host technical talks, study groups, hackathons, and other career development and social events.
I wanted to point out their pricing scheme which I thought was interesting. They leverage their newsletter and other advertising opportunities.
There are three tiers available to employers depending on their needs and budget. The first allows a simple post on the Job Board for one month. The second includes that, as well as a mention in the organization’s CODE Review Newsletter, which goes out every Wednesday afternoon to over 30,000 tech professionals. The third tier includes all of the above, but also allows the company to sponsor the CODE Review, with a featured banner logo and link to their site or employment page.
The site itself has a clean, sparse look with all jobs in square boxes with company logos and job titles. (click pic to expand)