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  • Meet Jobtarget’s Ethan Bloomfield
    By on September 19, 2009 | Comments Off on Meet Jobtarget’s Ethan Bloomfield  Comments

    If you attend recruiting conferences in the US, then chances are youve run into Jobtarget’s VP of Operations Ethan Bloomfield. Jason Davis from Recruitingblogs.com just published this interview.

    Find more videos like this on RecruitingBlogs.com

  • Jobtarget, the interview
    By on September 17, 2009 | Comments Off on Jobtarget, the interview  Comments

    FREE CONTENT! I sat down with Jobtarget’s Partner Service Manager, Alison Mayo and we talked about her dealings with their partners and other topics from this job board software provider. (10 min)

    Tomorrow: we’ll interview Alison about some new features \ visit Jobtarget.com


  • Designing your job board (episode 9)
    By on August 27, 2009 | Comments Off on Designing your job board (episode 9)  Comments

    When it comes to designing your job board, pay special attention to your web design. Dont scrimp on a good logo. Good design = more sales. Watch this 5 minute video and learn more.

  • Pricing your job board products (episode 8)
    By on August 27, 2009 | Comments Off on Pricing your job board products (episode 8)  Comments

    Trying to figure out what to charge for job postings can be a trick business. Here’s some advice for how to price your job board offerings.

  • Job board software (episode 7)
    By on August 26, 2009 | 1 Comment1 Comment  Comments

    Here’s a quick look (7 min) at the types of job board software and the major vendors.


    Sites mentioned in this screencast:


  • SEO Link Building tip #1 (episode 4)
    By on August 24, 2009 | 1 Comment1 Comment  Comments

    Getting relevant inbound links from other sites is critical to your job boards search engine optimization (SEO). One of the tricks I’ve used with success is commenting on relevant blog posts.


    Caution: don’t go overboard with this technique or you’ll run risk of it being seen as spam. Be sure to add a good comment that adds value to the post. Using this technique just for keyword stuffing will be considered spam and may get it deleted or put your site on a spam list.

    Here’s how this job board did it:

  • How I got started in job boards (episode 3)
    By on August 24, 2009 | Comments Off on How I got started in job boards (episode 3)  Comments

    Here’s an 8 minute video of my history with jobs boards and how I started AllCountyJobs.com.


  • Job boards rank 4th in survey for getting hires
    By on August 20, 2009 | Comments Off on Job boards rank 4th in survey for getting hires  Comments

    Think job boards are dying? Think again.

    Challenger, Gray & Christmas, the outplacement firm, just released results from a new survey of HR executives, asking them to rate the effectiveness of various job search methods on a scale of 1 (least effective) to 5 (most effective). The results show that networking both offline and online (on sites such as LinkedIn) were the most effective methods with average ratings of 3.98 and 3.3, respectively. Responding to newspaper classified ads (1.7) and attending job fairs (1.6) were the least effective.

    Those surveyed gave Internet job boards relatively high marks. It averaged a middle-of-the-road rating of 3.0, but 38 percent of respondents gave it a 4.0.

    Here is the ranked list of all the job search methods:

    1 Networking
    2 Using social/professional networking sites
    3 Targeted management recruiting firms
    4 Using online job boards
    5 Applying for jobs via an employer’s website
    6 Cold-calling employers
    7 Sending unsolicited resumes to employers
    8 Responding to newspaper ads
    9 Attending job fairs

    While this ranking represents the effectiveness of job search methods, HR executives likely answered the question based on their experience sourcing candidates.

    So look all you naysayers, job boards are still a very viable tool for recruiting. Anything said to the contrary is hype or misinformation surrounding the real truth.

  • Deconstructing HealthcarejobsonDisplay.com (episode 1)
    By on August 11, 2009 | Comments Off on Deconstructing HealthcarejobsonDisplay.com (episode 1)  Comments

    Here’s a critique for a brand new job board, that doesnt list the same old postings. [visit job board]

    Want your job board critiqued? Chris will deconstruct your site for $99. Contact him today!


  • Dice staying relevant
    By on July 21, 2009 | Comments Off on Dice staying relevant  Comments

    Recently IT niche job board Dice.com announced the launch of Dice Learning a search engine for techies to find and complete technical training. I think its a good example of the evolution we’ll be seeing from job sites in the coming years. They need to stay relevant and additional service like Dice’s offering will be key.