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  • New job boards
    By on November 19, 2009 | Comments Off on New job boards  Comments

    Although the pace has slowed due to the economy, new job boards are still being launched. Yesterday I discovered Cardgigs.com, a micro-niche job board serving the ‘payments’ industry. I call it ‘micro-niche’ because they are targeting a very niche industry and I do see more of this narrowly focused sites popping up. I think industry focused sites still have much growth potential.

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    According to the press release: “Cardgigs is a membership-based site affording employers the choice of various service plans. Job seekers are free to join Cardgigs, build and revise their resumes, conduct job searches and apply directly to listings. Since its recent launch, companies such as North American Bankcard, RBSWorldpay, First National Bank of Omaha, Century Payments, International Payments Corp and several industry-specific search firms have already posted a wealth of job listings and been pleased with the results.”

    As far as the design goes I have a lot of praise for the homepage. Its a solid interface that offers ease of use, and plenty of ways for jobseekers to interact and search jobs. The graphics are clean and professional looking. My mantra for job board design is that it has to inspire people to use it, and Cardgigs definitely does.

    It has some jobs in the database although a few of the home page links showed no listings. A backfill would be useful there. I also noticed that browser titles do not change so their SEO needs to be looked at.

    The pricing model is interesting and based on membership.
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    So its good to see niche boards coming along. Hopefully 2010 will be a much better year for those that still exist.

  • Another site for Link Building (premium)
    By on November 16, 2009 | Comments Off on Another site for Link Building (premium)  Comments

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  • Deconstructing CleanTechRecruits.com (free)
    By on November 12, 2009 | 2 Comments2 Comments  Comments

    Here’s my critique of CleanTechRecruits, a renewable energy job board. 5 min. Free.

    [youtube width=”640″ height=”480″]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d5jEymD3Ev4[/youtube]

  • My best tip for maximizing Adwords (premium)
    By on November 9, 2009 | Comments Off on My best tip for maximizing Adwords (premium)  Comments

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  • Deconstructing Jobs.Startribune.com (premium)
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  • Article marketing for job boards (free)
    By on November 2, 2009 | Comments Off on Article marketing for job boards (free)  Comments

    Here’s another freebie for my job board peeps. Article marketing is a great way to build awareness and gain traffic. Just dont spam, write informative articles that enlighten and inform. Here’s one of my recent articles on Recruitingblogs as an example.

    [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lyDEiUYJ8mA[/youtube]

    Sites mentioned:

    * PRweb
    * HR.com
    * ERE.net
    * Recruitingblogs
    * Talentbar
    * Recruiterearth

  • Link building tip #4 (premium)
    By on October 30, 2009 | Comments Off on Link building tip #4 (premium)  Comments

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  • 6 things every job board homepage needs to have (premium)
    By on October 28, 2009 | Comments Off on 6 things every job board homepage needs to have (premium)  Comments

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  • Build a community with tools linke Ning (free)
    By on October 26, 2009 | Comments Off on Build a community with tools linke Ning (free)  Comments

    Building a job board today is more about building a community. Here’s my philosophy and why I love Ning.

    [youtube width=”640″ height=”480″]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GersalE8pes&feature=player_profilepage[/youtube]

    Sites mentioned:

    * Sales Gravy
    * Jobs in Social Media

  • Q&A: Face-to-face sales and direct mail (premium)
    By on October 22, 2009 | 2 Comments2 Comments  Comments

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