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  • Decide what kind of job board you want to build (free)
    By on April 30, 2012 | No Comments  Comments

    I think you can go in two directions with job boards today. It really depends what your end goal is.

    Do you want to build a business? or is your goal just to monetize the domain name?

    1. Build a ‘business’ based around community and jobs. (that’s what Rigzone did)

    Obviously this takes the most time & resources…requires long term time horizon.

    or

    2. Go with a simple monetization strategy.

    Build a straight job board on the domain and focus on postings, resumes, ads and backfill revenue. Put effort into SEO and let them collect data and revenue.

    Both options take time but #1 has the most potential value. A vibrant community with jobs is usually more valuable than just a job site.

    Just a few words of wisdom for your monday morning…

  • IAEWS congress headed to HRtech – Chicago
    By on April 26, 2012 | No Comments  Comments

    Just got word that the fall IAEWS congress will be held alongside the HR Tech conference in Chicago this October.

    I received this info in the latest newsletter from the employment website association

    The Association is pleased to announce that its Fall Member Congress will be held in conjunction with the HR Tech conference on October 8th in Chicago, IL, USA. HR Tech typically draws 2-3,000 attendees so will be held in the city’s main convention center, McCormick Place. The IAEWS Congress will be held in the same venue.

    In addition, we are looking at expanding the conference to a full day event. Although plans are still in development, we anticipate adding two new features to the program:
    • A Suppliers Summit in which vendors can introduce the products and services they offer to employment sites;
    and
    • An HR Executives Colloquium that will enable IAEWS Members to have small group discussions with a number of senior corporate recruiting managers.

    More details will be published as soon as they are available.

  • Thoughts on my new Part-time JSE (premium)
    By on April 24, 2012 | 1 Comment1 Comment  Comments

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  • Before you build anything (free)
    By on April 23, 2012 | No Comments  Comments

    So you want to start a job board or some other type of online recruiting product? Better get some feedback first from your potential customers BEFORE you spend a dime on development. You really need to do your homework up front to see if your idea will solve a problem in the industry you are targeting.

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  • More ways to go mobile and new job sites (free)
    By on April 18, 2012 | No Comments  Comments

    Want to make your site mobile? check out JQUERY, it lets you create a mobile site with an online wizard. You can see an example on my wind power job board located at m.jobsinwindpower.com

    NEW JOB BOARDS

    Remarkablehire.com is some kind of sourcing/matching tool to recruit IT and Engineers. They got an article in the Washington Post.

    LocalWork.com has launched for the Phoenix market. Thats Jobing’s territory so they face an uphill climb. Read their press release.

    Recruitingdatabase.com is a directory of online recruitment vendors launched by Jason Davis (former owner of recruitingblogs.com). You can add listings to your job board and get a link back.

    Strangely named ApplyApp.ly is launching as yet another “matching” site for seekers. (read the PR)

  • How to do email marketing for job boards (premium)
    By on April 17, 2012 | No Comments  Comments

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  • How to add adsense to jobamatic’s left column
    By on April 16, 2012 | 9 Comments9 Comments  Comments

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    With the existing Jobamatic interface it only allows you to enter Adsense on the header and footer. But what if you wanted to put it on the left column? Well I tasked my webmaster Jody to set it up on site for user interface jobs.

    http://www.uxuijobs.com

    A reader asks: I’d like to put adsense on the left side below the ‘job type’ group. Can you give me advice on what code to use in the header? Thanks!

    Here’s the code to add to the header section:

    <!– IN HEADER –>
    <!– JQUERY –>
    <script src=”http://code.jquery.com/jquery-1.7.2.min.js” ></script>

     

    Here’s the code to add to the footer section in the Jobamatic configuration tab:

    <!– adsense to left bar –>
    <div id=”adsense_sidebar”>
    ENTER ADSENSE CODE HERE
    </div>

    <!– put the ads in the position –>
    <script type=”text/javascript”>
    $(‘#job_filter’).append($(‘#adsense_sidebar’));
    </script>

  • Is your job board on twitter?
    By on April 10, 2012 | 4 Comments4 Comments  Comments

    If not you should be.

    Why? well first of all social media is free advertising. Who doesn’t want that? Secondly, its a way to engage your users and let them FOLLOW YOU.

    Thirdly its a way to promote your listings on social media and drive traffic to them. Not a ton of traffic but enough to make it worthwhile.

    Fourth its also good for SEO. By having accounts on Facebook, Twitter, G+ you can show up in more search results. For anyone following you its kike subscribing to an RSS feed.

    So how do you set up your twitter account to take advantage of these benefits? Here’s how;

    1. Take your XML or RSS job feed and set up an account with Twitterfeed.com. It will auto feed all your listings. Be sure to add hashtags like #jobs and whatever other keywords important to your niche.

    2. Your twitter account should have a branded background image. Check out mine for allcountyjobs. Think of it as a splash page.

    3. Stuff your twitter profile with keywords and of course link back to your website.

    4. Add “Follow Us on Twitter” links to the header or footer of your job bboard. Make it easy for people to follow you.

    5. Finally and this is most important. Dont just feed your jobs and ignore the account. Retweet other users and put a human behind the twitter account. You dont need to spend hours on it, just a few minutes morning-noon and night will suffice. Retweet job hunting articles and become an advocate for both employers and job hunters.

    Do these things and your twitter followers will increase over time. Plus if you ever want to sell your site having an active twitter account will make it more valuable.

    BONUS TIP: Create an account for just jobs like @talentzoojobs does. This way you can seperate out the jobs for those only wishing to get that content. That will free you up to use your main twitter account for engaging with your fans.

    Here are some of my other twitter job board accounts if you want to follow them.

    https://twitter.com/#!/jobspeek

    https://twitter.com/#!/jobsinsolar

    https://twitter.com/#!/jobsinsustain

  • Deconstructing SeniorCareCareers.com (premium)
    By on April 9, 2012 | 2 Comments2 Comments  Comments

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  • How to create a mobile friendly job site (premium)
    By on April 4, 2012 | No Comments  Comments

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