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  • Job board news & notes for January (free)
    By on January 10, 2012 | 5 Comments5 Comments  Comments

    Hello job boarders, here’s some tidbits from the online recruiting world that caught my eye.

    1. Jobing bought another company. They acquired phoenix based Blogic which helps companies transform sites with wordpress functionality. Could Jobing be creating some kind of job board wordpress platform? hmmm. The founder of Blogic started a job board called OrangeSlyce a few years ago.

    2. Vizify, a social tool for creating a great first impression online, has raised capital. They intend to be a more visual and data driven online profile service that syas they want to target job seekers as well. Article from techcrunch mentioned that. Their service is interesting.

    screenshot of Vizify

    3. JobKaster is now in private beta! Its some kind of new location based job board. We’ve seen these before with sites like JobCompass so I’m curious how they will look.

    4. Other new launches include a site for mobile developers myappjob.com, and some mortgage sites powered by Adicio: www.mortgagecareers.org & www.caamp.org/. View their PR.

  • Some domains 4 sale: Java, Ruby and various Texas jobs
    By on January 8, 2012 | No Comments  Comments

    Contact Charles Murphy at murphysdomains@gmail.com and be sure to tell him I referred you.

    1. JavaForHire.com $$$
    2. RubyForHire.com $$$
    3. DentalJobsTexas.com ($55.00 in backfill revenue in jobamatic)
    4. DentalJobsCalifornia.com ($100+ revenue last year)
    5. JobsinDallasTexas.net ($100+ revenue last year)
    6. SanAntonioTexasJobs.org ($100+ revenue last year)

  • a backlink checker (premium)
    By on January 4, 2012 | No Comments  Comments

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  • 2012 hiring predictions (free)
    By on January 3, 2012 | No Comments  Comments

    Just did some research for y’all about the 2012 hiring outlook. Overall it looks slightly stronger than last year. My boards were up around 20% from 2010 and I expect about the same as we enter this year. A recent survey of economists by the Associated Press says to expect an avg of 175,000 new jobs each month.

    From CareerBuilder survey;

    23% of employers surveyed plan to hire full-time, permanent employees in 2012, according to CareerBuilder’s annual job forecast. That number is relatively unchanged from last year and up from 20 percent for 2010.

    17% of employers expect to decrease headcount. About the same from last year.

    59% anticipate no change in their current employment figures.

    Check out CB’s presentation on it.

    From ManpowerGroup’s survey:

    They found that hiring has a “slow but steady momentum”. That pretty much sums it up.

    14 percent of U.S. employers planned to increase staff in the first quarter.
    9 percent planned to decrease staff.
    70 percent planned no change.
    7 percent were unsure.

  • How to restart a used job board (premium)
    By on January 2, 2012 | No Comments  Comments

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  • Mashable upgrades job board
    By on December 28, 2011 | 1 Comment1 Comment  Comments

    Popular blog Mashable has a job board powered by Jobamatic and they recently announced some new upgrades. Its a customized version of the job board software and I really like the newer look and the easy to use Twitter and Facebook buttons that make it easy to share a job.

    They also indicate original listings with an “exclusive” graphic which is also a nice touch.

  • Surefire way to get backlinks (premium)
    By on December 27, 2011 | No Comments  Comments

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  • New survey has good news for job boards
    By on December 22, 2011 | No Comments  Comments

    There is a myth that has been pervasive in online recruiting that job boards are old news. But those of us who run them know the truth. Job boards will be around for many years to come.

    Yesterday on TLNT they published a story about a new survey that paints a rosy picture for the venerable job site.

    Here are the highlights;

    * Four years (give or take) into recruiting’s embrace of social media, it turns out that job boards are the most productive source of new hires.

    * Where social media sources register a barely discernible 1 percent of all hires, job boards produced 19 percent. That was matched only by internal transfers; even referrals came in lower — 16 percent.

    * While the landscape is changing, job boards certainly are not dead. To the contrary, 81 percent of organizations say they will spend on job boards this year. However, we expect that organizations will use job boards more selectively, for certain types of positions and in certain geographies…”

    And most importantly;

    Social media hiring: “More hype than reality”

    So there you go folks, thanks for telling me something I already knew. :-)

  • New wordpress job board theme: JobJockey
    By on December 20, 2011 | No Comments  Comments

    Joining the ranks of Jobpress and JobRoller, a new wordpress theme for job boards is out. Its called JobJockey. Price is $69 which is the cheapest of the 3 templates. It doesn’t appear to support backfill from the aggregators but its a nice looking template. View their demo.

  • How many applications is enough (premium)
    By on December 19, 2011 | No Comments  Comments

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