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  • Job board refresh, new product launch
    By on June 11, 2018 | 1 Comment1 Comment  Comments

    Last week saw a couple of established job board players do something new.

    First, the .jobs people out of Cleveland have refreshed the long-standing dot job domains to reflect their new national brand, Find.jobs. At least some of the backfill comes from Jobs2Careers. According to the press release;

    .Jobs launched their new job seeker audience targeting platform. The organization best known for their career-focused domains and websites created the platform to meet the needs of companies frustrated with current job board services.

    The service consumes the open positions of client organizations, categorizes each position, and matches open positions to 500+ unique job seeker audiences. The newly mapped positions are then distributed to the career websites whose visitors are most correlated to the position.

    The Ladders job board also announced a new product last week. It’s called Third Page and is essentially a list of questions answered by the job seeker to provide more insights to the recruiter. Here’s how the press release describes it;

    With Third Page, Ladders members are presented with optional questions to “tell employers more about [themselves]”, and respond to as many or as few as they like. The member’s responses are added to their profile, in addition to their full resume and contact information, and are then made viewable to interested Ladders recruiters. The average Ladders Third Page user has answered 125 total questions, with a total of 1.5 million question responses recorded since Third Page’s beta launch in early May 2018.

    I pass this news on for other job board owners with a message. You need to keep trying. Though the above news isn’t earth shattering at least these sites are attempting to stay relevant. In this industry established boards that don’t change over time are doomed to lose traction. So whether its a redesign or trying a new product you need to keep trying. The internet business waits for no one.

  • Instant Lead Generation: Indeed Buys Resume.com
    By on May 30, 2018 | Comments Off on Instant Lead Generation: Indeed Buys Resume.com  Comments

    In yet another move by the brass at Indeed, they moved this week to acquire Resume.com.

    Their appetite for users and traffic  is showing no signs of slowing down. Acquiring a resume site is a smart move, one that positions them for instant lead generation on the seeker side of things. As Indeed hunkers down in its battle with Google Jobs they are using acquisitions to fight the war.

    The site has a job board too so I am assuming it will soon be powered by Indeed. As I write this it appears to be empty however.

    Here’s the press release.

    Austin, TX (May 25, 2018) — Indeed announced today that it acquired resume.com, an online service for creating personalized resumes. Over 3.5 million job seekers currently use the site, creating more than 40,000 resumes every week, and accessing timely career resource information. Indeed will continue to operate resume.com and enable job seekers to build, download, and print personalized resumes for free.

    “Resume.com provides job seekers with a vital resume service and career tools to aid in their job search,” said Raj Mukherjee, SVP of Product at Indeed. “We’re excited to add this site to Indeed’s offerings as it aligns perfectly with our mission of helping people get jobs.”

    Resume.com was founded in 2014. It provides tools to help job seekers build and customize resumes. Prior to Indeed acquiring the site, resume.com charged users a monthly fee for downloading and printing resumes. Indeed will discontinue these fees as of today.

    Resume.com employees will join Indeed and continue to operate out of Vancouver, Canada.

  • These Next Gen Job Boards Target Restaurant/Shift Workers
    By on May 22, 2018 | Comments Off on These Next Gen Job Boards Target Restaurant/Shift Workers  Comments

    There are a number of what I would call next generation job boards gaining ground in online hiring. Wonolo and Seasoned.co are both web site /app companies that let companies hire on demand.

    I spoke with one of the cofounder of Wonolo on my RecTech Podcast recently. What’s interesting about their model is how they bypass the job interview. You post a shift, and workers basically just show up when needed.

    Seasoned.co, is the first online restaurant community designed to provide “better jobs for deserving talent and better talent for deserving restaurants”, announced recently that it will debut new recruiting and hiring solutions for the industry at the 2018 National Restaurant Association Show at McCormick Place in ChicagoMay 19-22. Seasoned will also be on-site creating free profiles for restaurants looking to recruit and retain top talent and streamline the hiring process.

    Thats a pretty good marketing tactic for an industry site to get access to a target rich environment. Here’s how they describe themselves;

    Whether you’re a fast casual or fine dining establishment, hiring and keeping great staff remains the number one pain point in the industry. The problem is, these elusive staff members are the very people that make or break the customer experience. Seasoned’s blend of restaurant jobs and restaurant talent eliminates these hiring headaches by catering to both sides of the marketplace, creating answers that actually stick. From counter servers to bartenders, chefs to managers, there are thousands of jobs currently available through Seasoned.co, with more being posted every day.

    Seasoned is a one-stop shop for hiring managers to find, attract and hire the right talent, efficiently and effectively serving up:

    • An active community of thousands of qualified and hungry candidates
    • Great tools to help you manage the hiring process and schedule interviews
    • Streamlined communication tools so you can maintain and keep track of candidates all in one place

    So pay attention to what the new generation of online job board are up. Products like these will give you food for thought. Check out their websites side by side. Notice the similarity in the layouts and calls to action.

  • How Much Monthly Google Traffic Can You Get?
    By on May 15, 2018 | 6 Comments6 Comments  Comments

    Now that Google Jobs has been up and running for about a year I thought I would share some stats around how much traffic it actually generates on a monthly basis. Below is a screenshot of Analytics from a small board I run called Jobs With Remote. It has about 800-900 jobs on it at any given time. About 1/3 of the traffic is directly from Google Jobs.

    Your results may vary but the easiest way to get on Google Jobs is to use a GJ friendly platform such as SmartJobBoard or Jobboard.io and submit the sitemap to Google’s Search Console. generally speaking the more jobs you have the more traffic you can get.

    I have still seen some issues with a few job boards. A client of mine who happens to use Jobboard.io has a few hundred jobs. Some appear on GJ while others do not. Hard to tell why they aren’t picking them all up, ….de-duping could be part of it or they just haven’t refined the crawling as of yet.

  • Job Board News Bytes
    By on May 7, 2018 | Comments Off on Job Board News Bytes  Comments

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    Looking to increase your email conversions? This checklist may be of help to job boards and other vendors.

    Here’s the ultimate cold email checklist.

    It has everything you need to know before you send your next cold email – the whole enchilada.

    • which domain to use for sending cold emails
    • setting your DNS the correct way
    • how to warm up your domain
    • how to build a lead list that converts faster
    • segmenting your campaigns
    • crafting compelling subject lines
    • pacing your emails
    • follow-ups
    • A/B testing
    • the do-s, the don’t-s

    Get ready to craft the most awesome cold email you’ve ever written, and see your conversion rates skyrocket! 🙂

    Private Service Job Board Launches: Private service professionals of all types, from personal assistants to estate managers, can now find and apply for six-figure jobs quickly and easily using a first-of-its-kind employment website.

    Greenwood Global Enterprises, a privately owned, diversified company based in North Carolina, today announced the private beta launch of PrivateService.Jobs℠, the world’s first and only premium job board for private service professionals that exclusively lists $100K+ jobs.

    Founded by Curtis M. Greenwood, former chief of staff and executive aide to world-famous media moguls, PrivateService.Jobs features full-time, part-time, and temporary jobs for assistants, estate managers, housekeepers, nannies, butlers, private chefs, chauffeurs, domestic couples, yacht & aircraft crew, security personnel, and more. All listed positions, many of which are unique to the website, pay the equivalent of $100,000 USD or more per year.

    Press release.

    China’s Biggest job board 51job, published its quarterly sales numbers. These numbers tell us they are around a $500 million business in Asia.

    • Total revenues increased 33.5% over Q1 2017 to RMB811.3 million (US$129.3 million), exceeding the Company’s guidance range
    • Online recruitment services revenues increased 30.5% over Q1 2017 to RMB548.3 million (US$87.4 million)
    • Other human resource related revenues increased 40.2% over Q1 2017 to RMB263.0 million (US$41.9 million)
    • Gross margin increased to 74.4% compared with 73.5% in Q1 2017
    • Income from operations increased 43.5% over Q1 2017 to RMB236.0 million (US$37.6 million)

    CareerBuilder Goes Full Google. After reviewing the results of its beta integration with Google Cloud Job Discovery, CareerBuilder announced it is fully migrating its platform to Google Cloud’s technology.

    The job board was one of the early testers of Google’s Job Discovery tools, integrating the machine-learning solution into its traditional product. Now CareerBuilder’s site is fully powered by Google Cloud, which is also providing the search functionality for CareerBuilder’s 4,000 talent networks.


  • Job Boards Need to Up Their Content Game
    By on May 1, 2018 | Comments Off on Job Boards Need to Up Their Content Game  Comments

    If you are running a job board today you have to realize you are running an internet business that requires great content to get noticed. In an era of same old content it’s time most job boards up their content game.

  • Google Jobs now in India
    By on April 24, 2018 | Comments Off on Google Jobs now in India  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.

    Hot Job Alert

    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.”


    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.