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  • Job Board Software Pricing Update (hosted versions)
    By on February 20, 2018 | No Comments  Comments

    A reader alerted me that Smart Job Board upped their prices a bit so I thought I would do a quick recap of the top “off the shelf” software products. These products are all hosted in the cloud and are self-configurable. I recommend them for beginners who want to get started quickly.

    These are the least expensive way to get your job board off the ground. To put it another way, ‘job boards in a box‘.

    1. Smart Job Board: It used to be $50 but even at $79/mo their basic package is still a great value. [link]

    2. Jobboard.io basic package stands at $249 which is a high point in their history from what I remember. [link] i think their checkout process is a little smoother than Smart’s if you are looking for differences. They also don’t have the total job restrictions that comes with Smart (active job listings). [link]

    3. JobMount‘s basic price point stands at $295 which has been steady for a while. With them you get a free 6 month job spidering (scraping) and the ability to take your code with you to put on your own server. [link]

    4. JobboardHQ is $295/mo. Link.

  • 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.

  • My Lead Gen Email Stats from 2017
    By on February 13, 2018 | No Comments  Comments

    I got an email from SendGrid last week. They created a snapshot at how my emails from the past year performed.

    I send thousands of lead generation emails each year so these stats come mostly from emails I find online of employer and recruiter prospects (people who are hiring). Therefore they are not opt in and I don’t email them more than a few times.  Just wanted to share these numbers with you as I thought it would give you another point of reference to measure against your own efforts.

    Ironically my Mailchimp sends are less successful averaging between 15-20% open rates. I use Mailchimp for opt-in emails for newsletters and special announcements. My newsletter for this blog gets an open rate around 27% on average.

    TIP: Its a good idea to go into your own email lists once or twice a year and remove any emails that have NEVER opened your emails. Though you will lower your list, you will improve your open rates by getting rid of dead email weight.

  • Well Designed Job Board Home Page
    By on February 12, 2018 | No Comments  Comments

    Your job board home page is an important piece of real estate. It’s first priority is to funnel job seekers to jobs or employer to post them. Beyond that it should feature content, be easily navigable and of course, look nice. BankTalentHQ is one of those sites. It offers a great first impression.

    Take a quick tour via my screencast. The home page and other content looks to be on a separate web host as the search part goes off to a subdomain. That way they can use a service like WordPress to create good looking home page with a template that is highly visual.

  • Jobg8 Introduces Its Own Email Alert Affiliate Program
    By on February 7, 2018 | Comments Off on Jobg8 Introduces Its Own Email Alert Affiliate Program  Comments

    The ‘world’s largest’ job board network JOBG8 (pronounced “job gate”), is expanding its reach by offering job alerts for its job board partners.

    Founded in 2008 in the UK, Jobg8 has a long history within the Job Board industry and will now provide a white label alternative to Ziprecruiter and Juju. Currently supplying job backfill and pre-qualified applicants to job boards that deliver revenue, their mission is to help job board partners to make more money, “not compete against them”. You can buy traffic from them or earn money as well.

    Job publishers can integrate them via API/web service to deliver candidate data directly to Jobg8 or get a white label signup page like this example;

    I recently chatted with their North American sales rep Matt Simpson about the new job alert offering.

    Matt told me “Jobg8 has 10 years of job matching experience that’s greatly enhanced by an ever growing database of millions of jobs to pull from. Our experience matched with such a large database of jobs means we can provide relevant postings to any seeker.

    “The important thing is that the candidate is exposed to the Job Board brand, receiving great service in their job hunt and the Job Board monetizes the candidates in the process” Matt continued.

    I signed up for an alert a few days back and got this email below. Note it indicates where the jobs come from as well as an introduction to the job itself which is great for the seeker to know.

    This PDF one pager will give you the basics of their new alert system. Click here to request a demo.

    Jobg8’s large database of jobs means job boards can monetize portions of their database that they are unable to reach on their own. Also Jobg8 does all the heavy lifting so the job board doesn’t have to do anything after integrating with them.

    Example of an actual Jobg8 email alert

  • 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

  • New Cannabis Job Board Joins the Fray
    By on January 31, 2018 | Comments Off on New Cannabis Job Board Joins the Fray  Comments

    A new cannabis job board from Leafbuyer Technologies has launched. It is powered by Jobboard.io. This joins joins several others which you can discover on my job board directory page for this category. I count at least 6 boards now serving the growing weed industry. The press release is below.


    DENVER–Leafbuyer Technologies, Inc. (OTCQB: LBUY) (“Leafbuyer”), the largest online resource for cannabis deals and specials, announced today the expansion of its Online Job Board, adding to its database more than 4,000 cannabis-related jobs in the U.S. and Canada. The new online career-finder helps users begin or advance their careers in one of the most vibrant and growing industries. The site includes full-time and part-time job listings for budtenders, sales specialists, delivery drivers, general managers and much more. The online job board also includes positions in Canada, which, like the U.S. is experiencing tremendous growth in the industry.

    “The significant expansion of our job board will fill a void and help dispensaries and employers find the best possible talent,” says Leafbuyer Technologies CEO Kurt Rossner. “Job seekers can find their desired job by city, state, job class and industry keywords.”

    The cannabis industry’s growth has led to the creation of tens of thousands of jobs in the states which have legalized recreational and medical marijuana: A report from cannabis industry research group, Arcview Market Research, projects that within three years, medical and recreational marijuana will create more than 400,000 jobs in the United States.

    “Expanding our product offerings is a critical component of Leafbuyer’s strategic growth and we recognize how important it is to help our customers expand their business operations,” said Leafbuyer COO Mark Breen. “We launched the expanded job board to help our clients identify and recruit committed employees who want to succeed in this growing and dynamic industry.”

    To see the expanded online jobs board, click here: https://www.leafbuyer.com/cannabis-jobs/

  • Recruitology Snags More Media Sites
    By on January 30, 2018 | Comments Off on Recruitology Snags More Media Sites  Comments

    Recruitology continues to signup new newspaper and TV site deals. The newest one gets them into 1,700 online properties. They along with ZipRecruiter and RealMatch now dominate the newspaper/TV media space when it comes to partnerships like this. 

    From the press release;

    The Local Media Consortium (LMC), a strategic partnership of over 75 leading media companies representing more than 1,700 digital properties, and Recruitology, a cloud-based recruitment platform, announced that they are partnering to give LMC’s members access to Recruitology’s cutting-edge technology, which connects employers with the right job candidates.

    Through the partnership, LMC members are able to take advantage of negotiated contract terms and rates, speeding up their time-to-market for new digital recruiting solutions. A large number of LMC members already rely on Recruitology to power their recruitment advertising business with private label job boards, programmatic job targeting to leading national aggregators, and access to dozens of niche job sites.

    “We’re honored to serve as the technology platform for LMC members to reclaim ownership of their local recruitment advertising markets,” said Roberto Angulo, co-founder and CEO of Recruitology. “We look forward to helping media companies deploy our tools to attract and retain employers of all sizes.”

    “LMC continues to add to its member services and to deliver technology solutions that help our members expand their recruitment presence in local markets,” said Rusty Coats, CEO of the LMC. “This partnership comes at a time when growing digital revenue is more important than ever. We believe Recruitology can help our members remain strong and relevant for local advertisers and readers.”

    Accord to ERE, they will soon power sites like Philly.com, Boston Globe and Seattle Times. It looks like Monster powers most of the LMC sites currently.

  • 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.

    Related Links: Crunchbase Profile | Press Release