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  • Thinking different with premium job leads
    By on January 2, 2014 | No Comments  Comments

    When it comes to recruitment products I like to think different. After launching CareerCloud last year the site did not have a way for employers to promote themselves. But that changes in 2014. We’re launching something called “Premium Job Leads“. These are not job postings, rather a way to announce how many jobs your company needs to fill this year and explain the reason why you need to fill them. Its designed to drive traffic to your company career site.

    Here’s what they look like. Each one takes just a few mins to create. They are social and mobile friendly. In fact these were really designed on a ‘mobile first’ template.

    Premium Job Leads on CareerCloud

    Premium Job Leads on CareerCloud

    Initially these job leads were part of Hiddenjobsapp.com which I integrated into CareerCloud last year. Now companies have a way to make their own hiring announcement to quickly drive traffic to their career pages. The cost is just $30 and the ad stays live for 90 days. Job seekers will see them on the site, the mobile app and thru email alerts which they can get for any state.

  • Acquisition Alert: JobsinLogistics.com Acquires Net-Temps
    By on December 17, 2013 | No Comments  Comments

    Breaking news: One of the oldest job boards in our industry has been acquired.

    JobsInLogistics.com, Inc. has announced the acquisition of the job board, www.net-temps.com [NetTemps.com]. Launched in 1995, NetTemps.com is a pioneer of the job board industry and is an eight-time winner of the prestigious Weddle’s Users Award for Best Job Board. With its unique job distribution network to more than 20,000 employment related sites, NetTemps.com attracts a vast quantity of management, hourly, temporary and part-time candidates with a wide variety of skills in supply chain, transportation, manufacturing, retail, sales, accounting and administration.

    read Full Press Release on IAEWS

  • Madgex launches new mobile apply feature, rolling it out to client job boards
    By on December 16, 2013 | No Comments  Comments

    I think Madgex may be the first job board software company to come out with mobile apply. None of the other vendors to my knowledge have done so yet. With all the cloud storage options available people will start storing their resumes and have them accessible from any device. It just makes sense.

    Madgex new mobile apply called “File Chooser”

    They just published a blog post on the new feature which you can read here. Here’s a quote…

    FileChooser enables jobseekers to upload their CV to the job board using one of three cloud services, Dropbox, Skydrive or Google Drive. The current roll out will allow tablet users to apply for jobs directly from their tablet device for the first time ever, complementing the changing needs of the modern day job seeker.

    Cloud storage and the addition of things like Linkedin’s apply button are how we are all going to be applying to jobs in the near future from our phones. Bet on it.

  • A job board finder
    By on December 9, 2013 | No Comments  Comments

    We dont have enough job board directories.

    I recently learned of Jobboardfinder.net its a pay for access directory of sites across the world. I wish it were an open database but if you want to add your site use their contact us page to tell them of your existence.

    http://jobboardfinder.net/contact

    jobboardfind

  • Jobs in Social Media expands to UK and Canada
    By on December 8, 2013 | No Comments  Comments

    I’m taking advantage of the free version of Jobboard.io software to expand my social media job board into the UK and Canada. Its something I’ve been wanting to do for a while and finally got the time to get them setup. Took about 3 hrs to get them all squared away and live.

    I did it by setting up two new subdomains off the main jobsinsocialmedia.com domain.

    ca.jobsinsocialmedia.com
    uk.jobsinsocialmedia.com

    I’m able to choose backfill by country so it was easy to pre-populate each board with just jobs from those countries. I used the same logo as the main site and just added the country flags for easy identification.

    ca-jobsinsocialmedia

    uk-jobsinsocialmedia

    Boom, the site is now a global property!

    Over time it should start to pull in traffic from those countries.

  • Great example of an SEO optimized job description
    By on December 4, 2013 | No Comments  Comments

    Lots of job boards and ATS software still dont get how to make a search engine friendly job description. I discovered Freshgigs.ca, a canadian based job board for marketing peeps and thought their job postings were well done.

    * The URL contains the job title AND location: https://www.freshgigs.ca/jobs/product-brand-marketing-manager-toronto-on-1

    * The first thing on the page is a job summary with all the relevant details.

    * The share links are easily visible and they have related jobs on the side.

    ATTENTION: job board software company or an ATS there’s some lessons to be learned here!

    jobdescription

  • Send me your topics and questions to write about
    By on November 25, 2013 | No Comments  Comments

    I’ve been writing about job boards and recruitment technology since 2009 on this blog and have covered just about everything. So whats on your mind? What topics would you like me to write more about? Do you have a specific question I can answer?

    I need your input. Write me here >>

    Note: due to Thanksgiving Holiday I will not be publishing this week.

  • The Most Simple Job Board Home Page Ever
    By on November 21, 2013 | No Comments  Comments

    The home page of http://www.freelancer.com/ has the most simplest effective homepage I’ve ever seen on a job board.

    Two buttons: hire/work

    The simplicity of their site warms my heart. Its a great lesson for those of you starting new job boards or thinking of redesigning your current site.

  • IT job board for sale
    By on November 11, 2013 | No Comments  Comments

    A friend of mine is selling ITjobs247.com. Its an IT job board that was launched around July 2012. It has paying clients although the owner hasn’t done much lately to promote it.

    Its a nice looking site that features Indeed backfill. Traffic is minimal (maybe 500 uniques per month) but its fully functioning and ready to roll for a new owner. There is a roster of paying clients which you can see below.

    customers

    A site like this would probably cost you a few thousand to build yourself so its not a bad value if you want to take it over. Email jody @ careerextender.com. It’s hosted on Hostgator at a cost of $16/mo.

  • Dice.com acquires onTargetjobs which owns Healthecareers, Hcareers and Biospace
    By on November 11, 2013 | No Comments  Comments

    Well guess who is $50 million dollars richer? The owners of onTargetjobs which run some of the biggest niche sites around. I first heard about this via Jonathan Duarte on Facebook. Here’s his post, here the press release link.

    They bought Rigzone a few years back so they are continuing their trend of buying up niche industry sites that have significant revenue.

    Congrats to the onTargetjobs team.