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  • Dynamic job post buttons
    By on January 23, 2014 | No Comments  Comments

    I think I just created what might be the first dynamic job post button in the industry. In looking for ways to encourage more postings to my new hidden job leads site, we implemented a post button that brings in the location of the page the user is on so that the message on the button reflects the page. For example if you click on the Connecticut job leads page look at the blue button on the left. Then click over to another state via the right hand menu.

    We pass in the state name as a variable to make it more meaningful. This is a simple but effective way at driving more sales. You can do this on your site for categories, locations or job types. Think of it as “contextual call to action”.


  • New job boards
    By on January 21, 2014 | 1 Comment1 Comment  Comments

    Here are some new job boards coming on the scene…

    Women of STEM targets women in science, tech and math.

    OhYouHero out of Boston aims to be craigslist/linkedin for freelancers. Thats a tough market to be in because there are oDesk and Elance dominate but I wish them luck. Not sure I like the name.

    Enable America launches for people with disabilities. Disabled people are really an untapped talent pool, hope they succeed.

    Educational startup Koru, armed with $4.35 million in Series A funding, wants to help millennials get their first jobs.

    I wish them luck but history is littered with these types of startups…i think because at that age, no one really knows what they want and who they are, thats what your 20s are for, to experiment and figure it out…

    The U.S. Tech Vets site includes a military skills translator, a job search area of course, and links to more info. Monster Worldwide is behind the effort. There are many job boards for military veterans so Im unsure how this one stands out.

  • Twitter ads are cheap
    By on January 15, 2014 | No Comments  Comments

    Twitter advertising may be just the right mix for your job board. I have started to experiment with them and find them to be effective at driving clicks to my site. And its cost effective too as you can see from the image below. They sent me a nice summary of what I spent and how many engagements my ads got. Just go to ads.twitter.com to get started.


  • Jobboard.io adds apply with Linkedin, mobile apply
    By on January 6, 2014 | No Comments  Comments

    The best new job board software on the market, Jobboard.io is getting better. They’ve recently added mobile apply along with Linkedin apply and the ability to create multi-jobs packages.

    Full disclosure: they sponsor my blog. But I wouldnt let them if I didnt believe in the product.

    For the Linkedin apply the job board owner must login to Linkedin developer and make a new application to get it activated. Its fairly simple but involves a few steps.

    Mobile apply is already enabled. Job seekers can attach their resume from a variety of cloud storage sites such as Google Drive and Dropbox. Founder, Christian Malpeli pointed out to me that they’ve actually had mobile apply live for months though it wasn’t clear. Now when you click apply on mobile the icons from the various sites appear.


  • 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.



  • 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!