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  • Job Board News Bytes
    By on February 19, 2018 | No Comments  Comments

    My phone has been off the hook with consulting requests these past few weeks. Interest in the job board business seems to be booming. And lots of news is being made.

    • Find.jobs set to launch. owners of the .jobs domains are trying to reboot interest in their domain business. The problem with this concept though is that a domain name does not mean you will have a successful business. Plus with Google Jobs now reducing typical SEO traffic the .jobs domain is not as useful as it used to be. Their new flagship sites boasts 8 million jobs and uses the Google search technology. [LINK]
    • Recruitology announced the availability of its newest job network for the cannabis industry, connecting employers with candidates across this developing new market. The Cannabis Network features a wide spectrum of positions, from growers, to warehouse technicians, brand ambassadors, and bud-tenders. [LINK]
    • MedJobCafe.com, a company that provides job boards, career path and development services, as well as career fairs to healthcare professionals, announced the launch of a redesigned, easier-to-navigate website. As the largest network of professional healthcare job boards for nurses, dentists, pharmacists, physical and occupational therapists, and biotechnicians, MedJobCafe.com. The job boards include: NursingJobCafe.comPharmacistJobCafe.comDentistJobCafe.comAlliedHealthJobCafe.comBiotechJobCafe.com
    • The Mitula Group, owners of an overseas job aggregator is launching an investment fund. [LINK]
    • Jobeum partners with ShoCard to enhance digital reputation solutions in US. [LINK]
    • Job.com is now a blockchain based recruitment site that uses blockchain technology to keep job seeker data secure and private. It launches April 19th. They are owned by MyJobMatcher based in the UK. [LINK]
    • Former job board Beyond.com (now Nexxt) apparently changed its name because the owner bought out the investors and used the sale of the domain to Bed, Bath& Beyond to help finance the buyout. Interesting story.[LINK]

    Uncommon.co is a new AI based matching site that just got 18 million in funding. Employers only pay for ‘qualified’ applicants so they say. Its a hug amount for a jobs startup. Matching sites have been tried before and most have failed. I don’t know if this is worthy but bears watching. [LINK]

    MEANWHILE AT GOOGLE…

    Google Jobs has announced that people looking for work in Chile, Mexico, Argentina, Brazil, and Colombia can use their search engine to find information on available job offers that go according to their needs more quickly and easily. Latin America, here comes the big G. I wonder how soon it will get to Europe.

  • A new job board gets its wings: SLFcareers.com
    By on February 6, 2018 | Comments Off on A new job board gets its wings: SLFcareers.com  Comments

    Please welcome SLFcareers.com to the job board world. I just set their owner up with a new site on Jobboard.io and configured their site including logo creation and all the back end settings.

    The owner is actually a recruiter in the corporate world and will be running this site on the side to focus on the niche of jobs from employers that offer student loan forgiveness as part of their benefit package.

  • Join My Live Video Consulting Group Chat Feb 14th for Job Boarders
    By on February 5, 2018 | Comments Off on Join My Live Video Consulting Group Chat Feb 14th for Job Boarders  Comments

    On Wednesday February 14th I will be holding a live video based group chat on the Crowdcast platform. Its your chance to “ask me anything” about starting, managing or marketing your job board. Register here. The cost is $20 per person.

    If you have thought about hiring me for consulting this will give you an inexpensive way to chat with me one on one in a group setting.

    So let’s get together and chat about all things job boards! See you on the 14th.

    https://www.crowdcast.io/e/jobboardchat

  • This Job Board Just Got $1.5 Million in Funding But They Are Doomed to Fail
    By on January 22, 2018 | Comments Off on This Job Board Just Got $1.5 Million in Funding But They Are Doomed to Fail  Comments

    So the other day I noticed a job company just got some seed funding. But as soon as I saw their name, I cringed. JobzMall?. I have seen this movie before, unfortunately it doesn’t end well.

    Watch my screencast to see why. Unfortunately malls are dying and this site will too one day. Since I started my first job board 19 years ago I have seen countless attempts like this fail and fail hard. The founders did not do their homework and launched the site under several bad assumptions about how online job hunting works. I wish they had come to me first before putting in the time and effort of building this. Each month, I advise several wannabe job board founders and help them figure out if their idea will fly. Sometimes I give them the ok, sometimes I tell them to give up.

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  • An Acquisition and a Relaunch
    By on January 9, 2018 | Comments Off on An Acquisition and a Relaunch  Comments

    There were a couple of interesting items in the news this week. A trucking job board got acquired and a big job site gets a refresh.

    First up the trucking site news via press release.

    TransForce, Inc., the nation’s leading workforce management solutions firm specializing in commercial truck drivers, has acquired the assets of Trucking Unlimited.  Trucking Unlimited operates www.truckdrivingjobs.com as their primary job board matching motor carriers with professional truck drivers.

    “Trucking Unlimited’s portfolio of services is a great addition to our company and a perfect fit in our acquisition strategy to accelerate and expand our full service workforce management program,” said David Broome, President and CEO of TransForce.  “Trucking Unlimited’s service model compliments our core offerings and expands our ability to service our customers’ needs with value added capabilities.”

    Trucking Unlimited was founded in 2012 by co-Founders Serge Gorelyshev and Mike Pourshakori. They are excited about joining TransForce and providing an additional service line under the TransForce umbrella.  “Not only does TransForce mirror our dedication to the transportation industry, TransForce is dedicated to providing our drivers the best opportunities in the industry.  Our futures together will be very exciting and our customers are the highest quality carriers in the industry,” said Serge Gorelyshev, CEO of Trucking Unlimited.  “We will continue to build the best recruiting site for both the professional drivers and the motor carriers,” said Mike Pourshakori, CIO of Trucking Unlimited.

    “Future acquisitions are part of our growth strategy. Along with organic growth, we continue to seek acquisitions with like-minded companies such as Trucking Unlimited, that are market leaders in providing high-quality services to the transportation and logistics industry,” said David Broome, President and CEO of TransForce.

    Trucking Unlimited LLC, a TransForce Company, will continue to operate from its West Hills, California headquarters.  “We are extremely excited that Serge and Mike will continue to have oversight over the valued company that they founded,” said David Broome, President and CEO of TransForce.


    Secondly, Job.com a long established job site, has a new owner and just unveiled a refresh. The site was acquired by UK based MyJobMatcher back in October of last year I recently learned. I did a number of searches and it seems like it is heavily backfilled through ZipRecruiter and other providers. Its a great brand though, should be interesting to see what the new owners have in store for it.

  • Changing Your Niche
    By on January 8, 2018 | Comments Off on Changing Your Niche  Comments

    A few months back I launched a job board for relocation called “Jobs With Relo“. The intent was to list jobs that only offered relocation packages to potential seekers.

    But although it is an interesting niche I began to feel it was too niche-y.

    Part of picking a niche is about finding something that will both resonate with seekers and has a large enough audience to grow. Jobs with relocation are out there but there aren’t a lot of them and it was challenging to find the right backfill that could support the site.

    So I decided to change niches and launch something with broader appeal.

    Now I’m targeting remote and work at home jobs. A category that has competitors but that is still growing very fast. Introducing JobsWithRemote.com.

    remote job board

    Its on the Jobboard.io platform and backfilled with Ziprecruiter. I’m also indexing a feed of remote job listings from some direct employers so it has job content.

    There are several other remote job boards online today. A number of sites have also crashed and burned too. Remotejobs.com appears to have died out which is strange for such a great domain name.

    But I play the long game. It costs virtually nothing these days to start your site so just keep it fresh with jobs/content and over time it will build an audience. In the beginning its all about getting users so you need to have a consistent content strategy in place.

  • Quick Tip to Boost Your Affiliate Earnings
    By on December 19, 2017 | Comments Off on Quick Tip to Boost Your Affiliate Earnings  Comments

    I’ve been thinking about ways to boost my affiliate earnings through providers like TopResume. It occurred to me recently that job board transactional emails would be a good place to do that.

    So I went into my admin settings for my JobFairing.com site and embedded a link at the bottom as a PS. On their platform you have the ability to edit the email text and easily embed a link/image. These emails are easy ways to increase your affiliate clicks.

  • ZipRecruiter Acquires Popular Job Board Software Vendor
    By on December 14, 2017 | Comments Off on ZipRecruiter Acquires Popular Job Board Software Vendor  Comments

    Jobboard.io, the popular job board software platform started by Christian Malpeli more than 5 years ago has been acquired by ZipRecruiter. The news came via email to JobBoard.io clients yesterday. Terms of the deal are not disclosed.

    I was able to reach both ZipRecruiter and Christian Malpeli, for comment on the news.

    What are the main reasons for the acquisition?

    ZIP: Acquiring JobBoard.io allows ZipRecruiter to provide a more robust job board solution to its publisher partners, and will bring new monetization solutions and higher levels of job distribution within the ZipRecruiter network to JobBoard.io customers.

    Will pricing change?

    ZIP: We have no plans to change pricing for existing customers.

    Will it be run as a stand-alone business or how will the operation be combined with Zip?

    ZIP:JobBoard.io will continue to run as a stand-alone business powered by ZipRecruiter, and we’re already implementing ZipRecruiter features in the product.

    How many job boards does JobBoard.io power?

    ZIP:JobBoard.io has over 200 clients, including major sites like Techcrunch, Politico, The American Association of Cancer Research and more.

    Ian Siegel, ZipRecruiter’s CEO said this about the deal, “Christian and the team at JobBoard.io have built a terrific product, and we’re excited that they’re joining the ZipRecruiter team. We’re already implementing new ways to delight JobBoard.io publisher partners, including having job postings run across the ZipRecruiter traffic network, and there are more great features on the way.”

    I asked Christian if the platform will become a Zip only backfill provider. No, he said.

    “We believe that publishers should have choice in the solutions they use to power their job boards. While ZipSearch allows a publisher to tap into leading search technology and the fastest growing jobs marketplace in the US, we do not plan to limit backfill choices to only ZipRecruiter’s offering.”

    Christian will be sticking around and become an employee at Zip where he plans to continue innovating on the platform and growing his team.

    Here’s my take on the deal;
    The move is a smart one by ZipRecruiter as it increases the reach of their affiliate network thus providing more relevant candidate traffic to its sitewide listings. They will also be able to earn additional revenue by introducing a posting function directly from Jobboard.io into ZipRecruiter’s main listings. This will be the first time a major job site provider has its own DIY job board software service since the defunct SimplyHired launched Jobamatic which died a fiery death after Indeed acquired them  2 years ago.
    I think the move also puts pressure on the other major aggregators like Jobs2Careers, JuJu and Neuvoo to up their game. Those companies have affiliate programs but they are way behind where ZipRecruiter now stands. If I were them I’d be looking at s similar acquisition or partnership with other job board software vendors.
    I have a few sites like HR Tech Talent which is powered by Jobboard.io and will continue to update my readers on new changes to the platform as they come out. As a reminder I provide concierge services to those who wish to start a site on Jobboard.io.
  • Use This Free Tool to Create Job Board Content (member only)
    By on December 12, 2017 | Comments Off on Use This Free Tool to Create Job Board Content (member only)  Comments

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  • Job Board Notes
    By on December 5, 2017 | Comments Off on Job Board Notes  Comments

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    Indeed only wants affiliate partners with 5,000 monthly visitors.

    A reader sent me this;

    hen reviewing applications, the Business Development team looks for the following:

    -The publisher meets the traffic requirement. The partner must have a minimum of 5,000 legitimate, unique pageviews per day.

    -The appearance and quality of the website is well established/designed. The job seeker experience is important to Indeed, so this is important.

    -The partnership would have growth and potential. They primarily partner with websites that are job opportunity focused or has relevance that adds value to Indeed.

    Again, If you are approved, a representative from the Business Development Team will reach out and contact you directly. However, if you do not hear a response, your application was not approved at this time.

    JobG8 Launches Email Alerts

    Allowing Job boards to increase their reach and earn more revenue 

    Jobg8, a Global provider of solutions for Job Boards, has launched an email job alerting service which maximizes the effect of push technology to broaden a jobs reach. The new service provides candidates with more job matches and what’s more the job board gets paid for the privilege.

    If you already buy traffic from them your jobs will automatically be included. The emails come from integrating with a job board or recruiter’s candidate list who have opted in and requested to be sent job alerts by email. [Blog post]

    CDLjobs.com Forms ATS Partnership

    CDLjobs.com, a leading truck driving jobs website, today announced it has launched a new value-added option to its trucking company clients who want to recruit top truck drivers in the United States through TruckRight.

    TruckRight is considered by some to be the next generation of Applicant Tracking Systems as it enables Recruiting, Safety and HR to work seamlessly on a truly “All in One” platform. This feature-rich system encompasses Onboarding, Compliance Management, Electronic Driver Qualification Files and allows trucking companies to upload their own content.

    [Press Release]

    Job Board for Puerto Ricans Coming to the US

    A Central Florida entrepreneur has created a bilingual online job board to help find work for the thousands of Puerto Rican evacuees who are making their way to the state after fleeing deplorable conditions left in the wake of Hurricane Maria.

    LatinoJobsOnline.com has job postings in both English and Spanish in places like Orlando, Miami, Jacksonville, Tampa and even outside Florida. Unlike other leading job search websites, posting translations are readily accessible for non-English speakers. The job board was started by Robert Newland, a local businessman who owns the Lake Mary-based international talent management organization Newland Associates Group, Inc.

    [Full story]

    Analysts Think Dice.com Stock is Going Higher

    Several other equities research analysts also recently commented on the company. B. Riley reiterated a neutral rating and issued a $3.00 price objective on shares of DHI Group in a report on Wednesday, August 2nd. Cantor Fitzgerald reaffirmed a hold rating and set a $4.00 price objective on shares of DHI Group in a report on Friday, July 28th. Finally, ValuEngine cut DHI Group from a buy rating to a hold rating in a research note on Friday, September 1st. Five equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and one has assigned a buy rating to the company. The stock has a consensus rating of Hold and a consensus target price of $6.25.

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