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  • Breaking news: SimplyHired adds apply to jobs feature with mobile
    By on June 26, 2012 | No Comments  Comments

    SimplyHired has announced a way for job seekers to apply to jobs through their mobile devices. The service is aimed at employers who want to reach mobile job seekers. Just like Indeed.com, candidates can now post their resume directly to SH.

    From the email I received:

    Today, a staggering 77% of job seekers use mobile technology in their job search. Now there’s an easy way to attract mobile candidates! With Mobile Simply Apply, you can be the first to reach these engaged candidates where they are spending their time.

    The first of its kind in the market, Simply Apply enables job seekers to quickly and easily apply to your jobs from their mobile devices. With Simply Apply you receive:

    • A seamless experience: Receive resumes and cover letters from mobile candidates in a streamlined manner.
    • A wider candidate pool: Reach more progressive, tech savvy candidates by tapping into job seekers on mobile phones and tablets.
    • Top exposure: Your jobs are shown first in results on Simply Hired Mobile through job sponsorship.

    Over 10,000 employers are already benefitting from the ease of the application process. To learn more or get started with Simply Apply, please contact your Simply Hired sales representative.

    Cheers,
    The Simply Hired Team

  • How to help employers write better job ads (premium)
    By on June 26, 2012 | No Comments  Comments

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  • Job boards in the news (free)
    By on June 25, 2012 | No Comments  Comments

    Here are some job boards in the news along with some commentary by yours truly…

    * FlexJobs buys T-Jobs (read article): I have admired FlexJobs for a long time, its a great niche and the founder Sarah Fell has done a great job marketing in this sought after niche. Flexjobs is one of the few job sites that get seekers to pay to acces jobs.

    * Bright.com launched this week as another “matching” site for job seekers (read article). They join a long list of startups who have attempted matching seekers to jobs but this is a feature that has not taken off. Sadly, i dont think it ever will. To me, job matching algorithms just aren’t necessary to find a job online. All you have to do is enter the right keyword and press submit. People think that an “eHarmony for jobs” is a natural business but dont be fooled. Although job hunting is like dating, its too human a process to codify.

    * Congrats to SimplyHired who recently crossed the 30 million users per month mark (read PR). All job boards who use aggregators should root for SH since Indeed is getting all too powerful. They need a strong challenger to offset their pervasive presence. (just like the web needs Bing to keep Google in check)

    * Branchout flameout: looks like the facebook app that wants to be ‘linkedin on FB’ is experiencing dramatic declines (read article). This app had a lot of hype in the beginning but seemed to mainly annoy users who were forced to promote it to their friends feed in order to sign up. While that worked for a short time it just didnt have the staying power. Plus the fact that most people dont use facebook to job hunt.

  • Idea: I got a Job (premium)
    By on June 19, 2012 | No Comments  Comments

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  • Do’s and dont’s for job board owners (free)
    By on June 18, 2012 | 2 Comments2 Comments  Comments

    If you run a job board or plan on starting one here some things you should or shouldn’t be doing.

    • Dont get caught up in video resumes…up to now they have been just a fad. Recruiters are skittish about them for fear of discrimination and they dont really have the time to watch them. Its much easier to flip through a resume.
    • Create products and services that save EMPLOYERS time in recruiting. Time is most valuable to them.
    • Start blogging. Get some career coaches to write career advice articles in exchange for letting them promote themselves. Its an easy way to get free content. Content equals free search engine traffic.
    • Help employers write better job ads. Get in the habit of checking what people are posting on your site and offer them suggestions to improve. Better job ads equal better candidates.
    • Want more sales? increase your lead generation efforts…email/fax/direct mail…leave no stone unturned.
  • Jobamatic: no more do follows
    By on June 11, 2012 | 1 Comment1 Comment  Comments
    The following is a guest post by Jody Fitzgerald.
    It came to my attention that Jobamatic has changed how they display links on Jobamatic websites.

    What they are doing

    They are changing custom urls that have been placed in the headers and footers to redirects.
     – so instead of  linking to the link that we set, they are going through their API. They have 
    also turned a majority of the links into nofollow links – which makes  links lose all the
    SEO power that they have.

    This effects deep linking.

    Your pagination buttons will no longer be followed by search engines. Eliminating hundreds if not
    thousands of potential pages within search engines. – Effects SEO Badly!

    More Things that are bad.
    • You lose links to other properties that you have linked to. This is blogs, main sites, etc. 
    • You lose a lot of deep linking. This is what hurts SEO – if a page can’t be found by a
      search engine spider to be indexed it can’t be found by customers when they search
      for what you have.
    Things that are still good.

    Jobamatic is free! It supports over 25,000 publisher websites. It’s a great way to get your feet
    wet in the job board industry. If you customize it right – and link from external sources you
    may have a fighting chance.

    What can I do to improve my job board?
     
    If you need job board advice talk to the job board rock star Chris Russell 
    - he can provide some great advice on what to do and what not to do.

    If you want to start or improve your Jobamatic site, I can help.

    If you are interested in a custom Jobamatic solution please reach out.
    I can help create a solution that is going to fit your needs – and most
    importantly your budget. 
  • Things you need to do in order to sell your job board (video)
    By on June 11, 2012 | No Comments  Comments

    I sold my local job board network last week. Thus ends my involvement in the local space. In this video I explain some ways to ensure your job board(s) are attractive to another buyer. (my new project)

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  • Content for your job board (premium)
    By on June 5, 2012 | No Comments  Comments

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  • Should your job board have a forum? (premium)
    By on June 4, 2012 | No Comments  Comments

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