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  • 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.



  • 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.


    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.



    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!


  • 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.


    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.

  • RanchWork launches on WordPress
    By on November 4, 2013 | No Comments  Comments

    RanchWork.com, a niche job board for working on ranches out west has recently launched. The owner Peter Askew recently emailed me to say that it took him about 3 weeks to configure the backend using a wordpress job board theme called Templatic. Its a simple site that has a post a job or post a job wanted posting system. With a niche job site like this thats all you really need to get going. There’s no real need for a private resume database on a site like. Its simple and easy to use from a job seeker or canddiate perspective.

    Good luck Peter!


    Notice also how tightly he integrated Adsense into the design by using similar link colors.

  • Get ready for .career domains
    By on October 28, 2013 | No Comments  Comments

    Dot career is coming to a website near you in 2014. The same company (Employ Media) that runs .jobs will be selling them. In addition to job board uses they say it will be good for business, staffing firms, even personal use;

    Businesses and staffing agencies around the world will find .CAREER a natural extension for outward communications and marketing of their products and services, such as www.salary.career and www.NewYorkjobs.career. Individuals will be able to register their own name in .CAREER such as www.bobsmith.career for self-promotion to recruiters.

    Read more about it on TLNT. I may pick up a domain or two, particularly the short ones.

  • eQuests new job board study has good news
    By on October 21, 2013 | No Comments  Comments

    Got an email from an eQuest rep last week with info on their recent job board study. It contains good news for job board owners. In case you dont know who they are: eQuest operates one of the world’s most-utilized job posting distribution platforms. AKA they promote job board to employers.

    Below is the press release for our new white paper regarding recruitment marketing technology. It’s not about a specific technology or company, but it’s rather a “state of the industry” piece that’s focused on the evolution of recruiting technology. It includes a bit about Big Data, as well.

    Experts and Big Data Agree that Job Board Advertising Continues to be Relevant for Finding Talent
    eQuest’s new white paper sets the record straight about the importance of job boards

    SAN RAMON, Calif. (PRWEB) October 16, 2013 – eQuest’s Data Analytics Division has released a new white paper that underscores the critical necessity of advertising to attract and find quality candidates and provides a new understanding of what the term “job board” means in a time when definitions are constantly changing. This is the third white paper in a series that establishes the necessity of data-driven sourcing and marketing in order to have the talent in place to achieve business goals and take advantage of business opportunities.

    In the process of writing this white paper, eQuest spoke to a wide variety of HR industry experts and saw that their insights into the recruitment marketing landscape corroborated eQuest’s. The white paper contains quotes from CareerXroads, Monster Worldwide, The Job Board Doctor, The Sourcing Institute, Xceptional HR, Yoh, the International Association of Employment Web Sites, icrunchdata.com, Job Search Television Network, and Aspen Advisors.

    The white paper, “Setting the Record Straight: Why You Can’t Ignore Job Boards in Your Recruitment Marketing Strategy,” asserts that any time job openings are advertised, wherever that place is, employers are engaging in job board-like activity. Technology has blurred lines to the point that what the advertising venue is called is irrelevant to its effectiveness. Advertising is one of the tactics recruitment teams will always need to engage in, and talent is too critical a component of business success to recruit without a strategic understanding of the most effective advertising channels.

    “What we’ve seen, and what the research that we gathered confirms, is an evolution of the recruitment marketing ecosystem,” said David Bernstein, vice president of eQuest’s Big Data for HR – Data Analytics Division. “While the marketplace has always evolved to serve the needs of employers and candidates alike, the need for advertising jobs has not diminished. This evolution will continue as innovations arise to create value for all concerned based on their needs. What’s critical to remember is not what the name of the place you advertise is called, but rather what the need of the hour is, which will always be attracting the talent you need.”

    “Setting the Record Straight” is available for complimentary download at http://bit.ly/H4ZCut.