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  • Google Jobs now in India
    By on April 24, 2018 | No Comments  Comments

    In a press event in New Delhi, Google introduced a new search experience in India allowing users to search for jobs within Google. The company aims to make your job hunt simpler allowing you to find relevant employment opportunities from many popular job listing websites, online classifieds, and companies. The company has worked with a number of organizations including Aasaanjobs, Freshersworld, Headhonchos, IBM Talent Management Solutions, LinkedIn, Quezx, QuikrJobs, Shine.com, T-Jobs, TimesJobs, and Wisdomjobs to bring users the most comprehensive listing of jobs.

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    Rumor has it Canada could be next.

  • News and Notes from Job Board World
    By on April 10, 2018 | Comments Off on News and Notes from Job Board World  Comments

    HealthcareSource, a leading provider of talent management solutions for the healthcare industry, today announced it has integrated Google Cloud Job Discovery to power its job search. Launched in September 2017, HealthcareSource Job Board℠ has significantly grown to feature over 60,000 jobs, addressing the full continuum of care.

    “This is a significant milestone for both healthcare employers and job seekers who use our Job Board,” said J.P. Fingado, HealthcareSource President and Chief Executive Officer. “By integrating Google Cloud Job Discovery, we are improving the job board search for job seekers, resulting in increased engagement and likelihood to apply. For healthcare employers, this means their jobs are more likely to be discovered by the right candidates, enabling them to find and hire people who will deliver the highest quality of care. Adding this functionality to our existing healthcare-specific hiring tools and sponsorship opportunities makes the HealthcareSource Job Board a powerful option for hiring in this industry.”

    Most job sites’ keyword search relies on Boolean logic, which often omits relevant jobs and overwhelms job seekers with irrelevant job listings. HealthcareSource Job Board features Cloud Job Discovery, providing healthcare organizations and job seekers access to Google’s advanced search and machine learning capabilities designed to better understand both job content and job seekers’ intent. Job seekers can access more relevant, targeted opportunities that meet their specific criteria, and employers are able to increase apply rates and accelerate candidate conversion.


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    Monster Exec Interviewed:

    Monster rested on its laurels, and what started as a scrappy challenger brand in 1994 became large and lumbering.

    “We let the competition pass us by,” said Beamer, who took the reins as chief marketing exec in November.

    But Monster is ready to reclaim its spot with consumers who feel nostalgic for the brand. Beamer calls it “latent favorability.”

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    Franklin Apprenticeships, a U.S. based consulting and capacity building firm dedicated solely to delivering on the promise for U.S. expansion of Apprenticeship Programs, announced today the beta launch of Ask Franklin, the first national apprenticeship recruitment portal of its kind in the U.S. that connects employers, aspiring apprentices, and intermediary training providers.


    ExactMD is an example of a “matching job board”. Designed specifically for physicians the site launched about two years ago. Candidates can browse thousands of doctor jobs and get matched to their field of choice.

  • What’s On Your Mind…?
    By on April 1, 2018 | Comments Off on What’s On Your Mind…?  Comments

    Hey readers, what’s on your mind these days?

    I’m looking for more stuff to write about so send me your questions or topics you want to read more about.

    Leave a comment or contact me here.

  • News from the Job Board World
    By on March 19, 2018 | Comments Off on News from the Job Board World  Comments

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    Startup Job Search Engine Adzuna Wins Contract for Universal Jobmatch service

    Adzuna, the UK-based job search engine, has today announced it has been awarded the contract to replace the UK government’s job search platform, Universal Jobmatch. Following a competitive procurement process, the company will be providing the new service from Q2 2018.  As one of the largest online government services, Universal Jobmatch connects millions of jobseekers with thousands of employers online and through job centres around the UK.

    The service will offer a fast, simple experience and powerful search using Adzuna’s technology, matching jobseekers to employers’ available roles quickly and effectively. The new service will be rolled out across the country this summer.

    The tool will continue to provide jobseekers with the ability to search for work 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Jobseekers will be able to create an account to which they can upload CVs, create relevant email alerts and view their previous account activity. Changes to the user registration process will see a simpler, more modern way of accessing and managing job seeker accounts. The free job posting process for employers will also be streamlined.


    UK Acquisition Alert

    The UK’s leading independent job board, CV-Library, has today announced that it has acquired the Education-Jobs.co.uk website, as it continues to increase its network of 800+ recruitment partners.

    Education-Jobs.co.uk has been trading for 20 years and is a leading job board in the education sector, ranking in the top five on Google for ‘education jobs’. The acquisition of the site will ensure that CV-Library continues to drive applications to its clients’ vacancies across the sector.


    Israeli Court orders Jews-only job site to be taken down

    A Jerusalem appeals court upheld a ruling against a Jews-only online job board this week, ordering the website to be closed within seven days. “Avodah Ivrit,” or Hebrew Labor, allowed employers and job-seekers to advertise and apply for positions — but only if they were Jewish. Full story.


    eJobXchange has launched a new interactive crowd-sourced recruiting network on their Xchange platform.

    The company has developed a crowd-sourced virtual social recruiting platform that compliments the current recruiting model rather than competing with it. Their goal is to only find great candidates that companies may otherwise never find by leveraging a network of thousands of virtual social recruiting professionals willing to share job postings on their social media accounts. This enables eJobXchange to bring in qualified candidates, particularly candidates who may not be actively looking for a new job, cost effectively for their partners.

  • Choosing Your Job Board Domain Name
    By on March 13, 2018 | Comments Off on Choosing Your Job Board Domain Name  Comments
    A reader writes in;
    So, I want to have a local job board. I live San Diego, CA and I want to focus on a specific City within the county which is Chula Vista, it’s a growing city. It’s about 15 minutes away from Mexico border, Chula Vista was one of the cities that pitched a proposal for Amazon’s new HQ, there’s been also talk about FB and Google establishing satellites offices here as well. So as you can see there are some great things happening here. So I own two domain names the first one is ChulaVistahires.com and careersforlocals.com and I don’t know which one two use? As I mentioned I want to focus on Chula Vista the city first but my end goal would be to focus on all of San Diego w/careerforlocals.com? So should I do two job boards? Start with ChulaVista gain experience and then establish big one? but then I would lose all that traffic from chulavistahires or my last thought was to use careersforlocals and add a sub name like ChulaVista edition…something like that???

    And I answer;

    If your end goal is the entire san diego area than I would suggest the careersforlocals.com which would allow you to expand anywhere over time without limiting your location reach. Another option may be to buy something like sandiegocountyjobs.com sandiegocountyhires.com which has a more regional focus. A bigger regional site also has bigger upside since you have more employers to tap into. If it were me I’d probably go with the San Diego county name. But if you choose to start small you can always start with Chula Vista and redirect the domain to another when the time comes.

    For inspiration I suggest checking out a site like Fort Bend Jobs out of Texas and RecruitmentQueen out of the Philadelphia area. Both are small local sites but have two different types of domains. Whatever you do just make sure its a dot com.

  • JobAdX Seeks Job Board Publishers
    By on March 5, 2018 | Comments Off on JobAdX Seeks Job Board Publishers  Comments

    If you run a job board, JobAdX wants to chat with you about becoming part of their job ad marketplace. I call their new platform the ‘Adsense for jobs‘.

    It’s basically another way to backfill your site but it sits in your job results on the first page as kind of a premium in feed ad that looks exactly like your normal job listings. Sites like Nexxt, TrendingJobs and Nerdyhire are already using it. Here’s what it looks like after I did a search on Nerdyhire.com;

    The job for DISH looks just like organic listings except for the sponsored by text in the upper right. If clicked, Nerdyhire earns revenue on a CPC level which is averaging 20-25 cents per click. That type of return is two to four times what other backfill provers will typically give you.

    As one of my newest consulting clients I am posting this to help spread the word. After signing up as a partner you get a dashboard to track your earnings. Setup is easy, there are just a few lines of javascript code you need to insert in your header and on the job search results page of your site. You can add up to 5 JobAdx blocks among your results and place them anywhere from top to bottom. For best results I recommend inserting them around the 3rd or 4th spot in results. The jobs that appear are based off whatever the job seeker typed into your search box.

    If you currently mix in Adsense blocks in your results try replacing one or two as a test. The JobAdX block should offer a higher return for each click. After all, its better to have a job in your results than an advertisement for something else, right?

    Right now this service doesn’t work with existing hosted software ( like Smart or Jobboard.io) because those sites don’t let you touch the underlying code. But if you use a WordPress based job board theme or have coded your own site this would be a great add-on to your monetization strategy. It doesn’t replace your existing backfill but it is another way to make money off job seeker clicks.

    Signup here to get a demo scheduled or learn more.

  • Job Board Software Vendors Should Add These Features
    By on February 27, 2018 | Comments Off on Job Board Software Vendors Should Add These Features  Comments

    This is a general call to action post for all job board software vendors. As the job board space gets more crowded it’s important for them to keep iterating on their platforms and keep adding features to streamline the user experience while helping boards attract more traffic.

    So here are some things I would like to see them add to their platforms in order to stay relevant. Its free advice, take it.

    1. Text Job Alerts – start to offer job alerts by text message in addition to email. Employers are beginning to adopt text to engage candidates and so should job boards. I would love to see the ability to get job alerts by email or text. Text will greatly increase open rates and lead to more traffic/applies.
    2. Better Social Integration – social media, namely Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn, are hugely important to help drive traffic so I’d like to see tighter integration with them. Let job board owners login and connect their sites to the platform to enable auto-posting of content instead of relying on 3rd party social media tools.
    3. More Content Feeds – job boards need more content but some of it is still out of reach. They all provide job feeds and blog feeds but they could easily add other RSS feeds for employer profiles, public job seeker profiles and even things like new signups. For example, it would be great to be able to auto-publish messages to social media like “John just posted a resume on XYZjobboard.com” or “[company name] just created a profile“.
    4. Push Alerts – desktop browser notifications are another marketing channel that boards can use to drive traffic. Either build it into your product or offer integration with more 3rd party tools.
    5. Visual job pages – allow employers to upload an image/video to their postings to make them more visual. Plain text pages are BORING. Design them in a more visual way to attract more seekers. These days most job postings still look too much like each other. I think an image or video should be the first thing a job seeker sees when viewing a job.
    6. Resume Refresh – the technology exists today to update resumes via social profiles (see crowded.com) and by prompting registered seekers to update their resume more often. We need to end the stale resume syndrome that exists in most job boards.
  • Job Board News Bytes
    By on February 19, 2018 | Comments Off on Job Board News Bytes  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.

    • Ezayo.com is a new site for HR jobs.
    • 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