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  • This job board just added video to the mix
    By on October 8, 2014 | No Comments  Comments

    CNCJobs.net has launched a job board and resume search engine with support for video (view site). In contrast to text-only job search engines, the website supports both photos and video to help employers and potential employees find the right match. According to the site, these unconventional features will help save employers money while shortening the hiring process.

    Job seekers can upload a pre-screen video profile for employers to view prior to select a candidate for an interview. Employers can also post video clips about the job or company for applicants. Once a match is made, employers can interview candidates via live streaming technology available through the site. The video job board can be accessed from any PC, tablet or smartphone.

    This is yet further proof of the visualization of the job search. Is your job board ready? Whats interesting to note about the CNC site is that CNC machinists aren’t exactly the most web savvy people. They are such a blue collar candidate I wonder how much early adoption they will get? Time will tell…

  • Heading to HRtech
    By on October 6, 2014 | No Comments  Comments

    October is one of my favorite times of the year. Not only are the leaves changing but its time for the HR Technology conference. 4 jam packed days of learning, networking, and expo hall all based around HR/recruiting technology. Not to mention its in Vegas! Its starts tomorrow.

    HR Tech time!

    This is by far the most interesting conference to be at since its where all the major players (from job boards to time & attendance software) and startups converge to show off and be seen. The networking is also tremendous as their are tons of parties and nightly events to go to.

    I’ll be there all week and hope to bring you my list of cool technology shortly after on this blog. And if you will also be attending lets grab a beer and talk shop. Just ping me on twitter or let me know you’ll be there.

    If you do want to go but cant afford the ticket consider getting an expo only pass. It costs $75 if you work as a recruiter or HR person. If you are a vendor in the space its $300.

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  • Internships.com just got bought for $11 million
    By on October 2, 2014 | No Comments  Comments

    Breaking News off the wires today. CareerArc, the company that also owns TweetMyJobs has sold off one of its big properties, Internships.com to Chegg for 11 million dollars. Here’s the press release. Makes me wonder if their other properties like TMJ are next…?

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  • Fast growing job boards and their revenue numbers
    By on September 30, 2014 | 1 Comment1 Comment  Comments

    Inc recently came out with their list of the fastest growing companies. The firms in it have to fill out a survey and submit their revenue numbers. This year a number of job boards made the list. Here they are in order of biggest sales to smallest.

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  • Hiring badges are a good idea
    By on September 23, 2014 | No Comments  Comments

    I use ZipRecruiter for my day job as a recruiter and they just added a feature that I thought was really cool.

    BADGES!

    As you may know I’ve been on a big kick lately about becoming more visual and these ‘We’re hiring‘ badges that are embeddable are a great idea. Not only does it give the employer a cool way to promote their jobs you get free back-links when they are used.

    So whether you are a job board, aggregator or mini-ATS like ZR go create your badges and your clients will love you.

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  • New wordpress job board theme – WpJobus
    By on September 11, 2014 | 1 Comment1 Comment  Comments

    There’s a new WordPress job board in town and its name is: WPJobus. It’s $58 and available for download on Themeforest.

    The developers emailed me recently and since I’m a sucker for new job board technology I was glad to mention it here on Job Board Secrets.

    Here’s what they claim about the new theme;

    This theme is completely made in WordPress so you can run it just like any other blog. We probably shouldn’t brag, but we seriously think that it is the most complete and easiest to use job board out there. You can register your company, post jobs, curriculums and many other amazing things. One of our favorite details about this theme though is that it lets you hide the menu bar. This makes your company profile and you resumé even more professional. And all this for a microstock file price. You can purchase it on ThemeForest and within a couple of clicks your website is ready to rock!

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  • Sell your domains on Freemarket
    By on September 4, 2014 | No Comments  Comments

    The folks behind Freelancer.com have launched a competitor to Flippa and Godaddy auctions. Its called Freemarket.com. The best part is that its free and only charges 5% if a successful deal is made. Might be a better alternative to paying those pesky fees from the other sites I mentioned. So if you have some extra domains or used sites you want to sell check it out.

    Freemarket will let people post websites or domains for sale, either at auction basis or with a fixed-price eBay-style ‘But-It-Now’ option. A search on the keyword ‘job’ shows 23 sites related to job boards for sale.

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  • Job boards in the news
    By on August 26, 2014 | No Comments  Comments

    Some job boards and new tech in the news for the job search market.

    1. PhysEmp.com, one of the nations first physician job boards and mobile app innovators, recently launched Job Search by PhysEmp.coma new mobile app that helps doctors search for jobs on the go. This is the 5th generation of the app and offers enhanced features for job-seeking physicians.

    See app on itunes.

    The importance of having an app for any job board cannot be overstated because of the growth of mobile traffic. In our case,the mobile traffic is overwhelmingly on the iPhone and iPad,” said Robert Truog, CEO of PhysEmp.com.”We have more than ten thousand physicians searching for jobs on our site, and its our job to ensure that they have access to our 20,000 listings throughout the day, wherever they are.”

    @chrisrussell: I think eventually every job board will need an app to be relevant.

    2. Quadjobs.com is odd jobs for college student linking to families.

    http://www.greenwichtime.com/business/article/QuadJobs-instead-of-odd-jobs-5639651.php

     @chrisrussell: another job search startup from Connecticut! I think they have a great domain name and are starting out correctly by targeting their local colleges first. 

    3. Purzue.com is a new online resume host. Link

    @chrisrussell: They pinged me on Linkedin. Looks cool but how will it make money?

  • Minimalist heaven: Governmentjobs.com
    By on August 18, 2014 | No Comments  Comments

    A relative of mine was job hunting and came across Governmentjobs.com and showed it to me. I was immediately struck by the simplicity of the design. Its a minimalist’s dream design.

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    I love the placement of the Employer callout, cant miss it. The simple flat design is clean and familiar. According the the company info page the site has been around since 1998 and was born out of an ATS called NEOGOV for states and cities.

    The search results page is equally clean with only Adsense ads on the top and bottom of results. As I look at the site it almost seems TOO clean and devoid of more design elements. But it is a rather inviting look and feel that the rest of us can learn from.

  • Wanted Analytics opens up its API to job boards
    By on August 15, 2014 | No Comments  Comments

    Want more jobs on your job board? Well Wanted Analytics, the company which collects jobs from across the web and analyzes trends has announced that it is publishing an API so that job boards can tap into its more than 5 million listings. The story appeared on Recruiter.com.

    I’m not totally sure where they get all their listings but it appears from the little information there is that they crawl corporate career sites. But if they truly have 5 million jobs thats an attractive tool for anyone who wants to aggregate listings on their site. Here’s the link on their site but it doesn’t have much other info on the API. Guess you’ll have to contact them.

    UPDATE: there is a $ charge for using their API

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