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I like how this job board customized their header (member only)
Monster gets the dot Monster domain extension
I’m not sure why they need this but job search company Monster has beat out the Monster cable company for exclusive access to the .Monster domain extension.
I guess it could useful for branding content like articles/ job content but its a curious move by the new Monster after rebranding themselves and launching new products. According to the press release;
The proposed gTLD will be a restricted, exclusively-controlled gTLD where only Applicant, affiliated entities and authorized business partners will be permitted to register second-level domains for Applicant business purposes only for a term of one to ten years.
Job boards in the headlines
Leave it to me to keep you abreast of the latest job board news. Here’s some of the headlines that caught my eye. Thinking of starting your own job board or need help with your existing one? Contact me, I can help.
- Realmatch adds more job sites to its portfolio. The company also changed CEO’s recently. Read it.
- Adicio snags ERE media. I’m not sure who ERE was using before but this is a nice win for Adicio. Seems like the top software vendors are really poaching each other lately. Read it.
- Jobboard.io adds logos to job listings. –> Christian is doing a great job iterating on my favorite job board software. Read it.
- InstaJob! My visual job posting tool for employers gets an iOS update. Read it.
- Healthcare job postings on the HEALTHeCAREERS Network increased 65 percent year over year. Read it.
- Intern Avenue making waves in the UK recruitment market. Read it.
- 420careers.com acquired. Career site for the marijuana industry. Smokin! Read it.
Got some news about a job board making news? Let me know.
How to monetize job related domains from scratch (member only)
The Jobs2Careers interface has a lot to like
Jobs2Careers, a pay per applicant job aggregator has been on a roll lately. They were named to the Inc.com list of fastest growing companies (2014) and they’re about to move into brand new offices in Austin Texas. I gave their site a look the other day and was highly impressed by its design, and UI.
There’s a lot to like about how they have constructed the job search experience. The site has a sharp, clean design with a strong color palette and they make the states browsable up front via the home page. If I was building a site today from the ground up, I’d emulate their design direction in a heartbeat. It’s simple, strong and effective. That lets the job seeker accomplish their task with minimal effort.
Here are some other aspects of the site that stand out to me.
They also do a great job integrating Adsense into the site content.
And their Post a Job icon is clearly visible on all pages throughout the site.
Jobs in Drones for sale
Drones are HOT. The industry for them is about to explode and I realized this last year after researching the industry. So in late 2013 I launched Jobs in Drones to take advantage of this trend. Its one of the next great job NICHES. But I already have a second site that targets ‘UAV jobs’ so JiD is now redundant in my site portfolio. It runs on SimplyHired’s platform and it gets solid search engine traffic. In fact it is #1 on google for “drone jobs“. http://www.jobsindrones.com/
Its averaging about 1,500 Uniques per month almost all of which comes in from search engine traffic. It picked up 2 postings in the past year even though I never touched the site after launch. It even comes with a homepage and a short guide I put together about working in the Drone industry. I’m selling the site for $999 or best offer.
Here’s the stats from Statcounter. If you are interested in picking up a niche job site for cheap, nows the time. Just contact me.
Update on Jobamatic
I have been using the new Jobamatic –> Simply-Partner for a few months now and have some thoughts on it. I was concerned about the lack of mobile support and the un-customized Post a Job page. So I asked them more about their future plans. Their answers below.
1. The Post Job for each of my sites does not carry over the look and feel of the new look. Will this ever be addressed?
Yes, in the future we will make that more customizable. For now if you use a logo on the job board you can add that so it shows on the job post flow. I set this up for the 99tempjobs for you. Basically go to JOB SITE SETTINGS > DESIGN & LAYOUT > HEADER. Click the radio button on the left CUSTOMIZE OUR TEMPLATE. You’ll see where you can add a logo on the right – upload the logo you want to use, click the button REPLACE JOB BOARD WITH YOUR LOGO (that should say job board name – just reported that!). Then click PUBLISH. Then go back to those radio buttons on the left and click the button IMPORT YOUR OWN HTML. Your code will still be there – just click PUBLISH. Now when you go to the job posting page you’ll see the logo: https://99tempjobs.simply-
partner.com/simplypost/post- job/. For now, you can’t change any of the colors or anything else on that page.
2. The new layout is not mobile responsive, are there any plans to make it so?
Yes, we will be making it mobile responsive in the future (no eta as of yet)
3. Ive heard from others that the old Jobamatic sites can still be found online, is that true or have all those domains been completely removed?
We are closing ALL jobamatic accounts. There are literally thousands of them, so they are being done in waves. Are they all closed right now? Nope. Will they all be closed? Yes!
Here’s a look at my earnings which are rather meager at this point. I only have a few sites left the best of which is UAVjobbank.com but I plan on adding a few more sites to the mix soon so I will keep posting my earnings every now and then.
Streamline your apply process
Does your job board or Applicant Tracking Software have a long drawn out apply process? Well if it does you need to change it ASAP. I came across an article recently that talks about how USAjobs.gov‘s apply process is hurting applicants.
USAJobs.gov, the main job site for federal employment, has discouraged applicants for years, with its lengthy résumé requirements and voluminous questions. Applicants complain that they apply for open positions only to hear nothing from the agency that posted the job. They also say that getting through the process is based less on talent and more on how well they tailor their résumé to keywords in the job listing.
When you put barriers in front of a web site user (no matter what task they are trying to complete) you slow down what they want to accomplish. I hate barriers like this. The web is about SPEED! Get out of the user’s way. Dont make them register to see jobs or pricing. Tell them exactly what to expect when you lead them down a path. Help them accomplish their task with ease.
More job boards/ATS need to streamline their site and make them simpler to use. Thats why I like Jobboard.io so much. Its dead simple to use from a job seeker or employer viewpoint. From an ATS standpoint services like SmartRecruiters and TheResumator also have simple, easy to apply for job apply functions.
Simplicity is the new killer app! -Chris Russell
No registration makes it easy to post. This leads to MORE postings, not less.
This new job site has an interesting niche but… (member only)
Google’s algorithm still sucks for job searches
I dont think Google does a very good job at giving the right results when it comes to job searches. Do a search for ‘jobs in charlotte’ (link)
The #11 listing on page 2 is for a local job board, or so you think. In fact is an empty shell of a site.
If you run a local or niche job board these days Google is squeezing out those sites in favor of bigger sites like Indeed. I have seen some results where Indeed gets the top 3-5 results! Thats crazy and does a huge disservice to job seekers who cant find the other job boards that can help them find the right jobs. Google should reconfigure their algorithm to include more job boards.
This is yet another reason that job boards need to get better at creating content because the big G isn’t doing you any favors when it comes to free web traffic.