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  • This job site needs to exist but doesn’t (member only)
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  • Going Hyper Local with Your Job Board
    By on June 21, 2016 | Comments Off on Going Hyper Local with Your Job Board  Comments

    I’ve gotten a few calls lately from prospective job board owners thinking about starting a local job board focused on a certain niche. I call this a “Hyper-Local” job board. Niche + Location.

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    It’s a good idea but only in certain circumstances.

    a) The city/state or region you are targeting should be big enough to support a site.
    b) There should be little to no competition already established
    c) You should have subject matter expertise in the niche you want to work in.
    d) You should live close to the area you are are targeting online. Be prepared to do offline marketing as well to spread the word.

    If you don’t fit this criteria, than I don’t believe it will work for you.

    I’d like to hear from others who have a hyper-local board, comment if you have any additional thoughts. I just helped a recruiter in the Dallas area to launch his site for Dallas Accounting Jobs. Should be a nice side project for him to get started in the biz.

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  • Want more leads? List your site on RecruiterDiscounts.com
    By on May 3, 2016 | Comments Off on Want more leads? List your site on RecruiterDiscounts.com  Comments

    I recently began to work on RecruiterDiscounts.com to help job boards (and other recruiting tech vendors) to get more leads. Think of it as “Groupon for Recruiters“. As a job board you can list a promo code, describe your offer and link back to your site. It’s free and you can also upgrade to featured status for a few bucks.

    I’ll be officially launching it in a few weeks to 10,000 recruiters so now would be the best time to add your discounts before I send out my email blast.

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  • Job Board Software – Is there room for more?
    By on November 23, 2015 | Comments Off on Job Board Software – Is there room for more?  Comments

    A reader just sent in this question;

    Do you think there’s a business in the job board software market or it is already saturated with all kinds of job board software?

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    My short answer is NO. I would not want to start a (traditional) job board software product today. Here’s why;

    • The industry is very mature. There aren’t a lot of people rushing to launch new job boards. There’s already 5-10 per niche. The only new clients you can potentially pick up are ones in small or new niches that haven’t been filled yet. These days the existing software providers are merely swapping clients with each other. Newer clients are hard to come by.
    • There are already plenty of options. From Jobboard.io to WebScribble to the many WordPress job board templates we have plenty of options to choose from. And you can always build a custom one which many people choose to do since job board owners LIKE customization.

    If it were me I’d be building more matching algorithms and job distribution into job board software. I’d love to see more of a hybrid platform. Like ones that offer pay-per-applicant revenue models and offer job distribution. Kind of like a cross between Ziprecruiter and Appcast.io. That’s where things are heading.

    Thanks for the question, it was a good one. Contact me for further engagement 🙂

  • Look for job related domain names here (member only)
    By on August 10, 2015 | Comments Off on Look for job related domain names here (member only)  Comments

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  • Jobcritters SOLD at auction
    By on August 6, 2015 | Comments Off on Jobcritters SOLD at auction  Comments

    I successfully auctioned off my Jobcritters concept this week. It sold at auction for $2,500. I wish the new owner well and look forward to whats next for the ‘twitter job board‘ platform.

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  • Got an old domain? put a job board on it
    By on July 20, 2015 | 1 Comment1 Comment  Comments

    Back in 2007 I launched a bunch of regional web directories such as Long Island Web Search with the idea of selling backlinks to local businesses. I launched several sites and pulled in some sales but the idea never really took off and all the Google SEO changes pretty much killed off the traffic. I then abandoned them but never took the sites offline. They still brought in some minor adsense earnings.

    This year I decided to turn them into job boards for the regions they serve. I just relaunched four of them for Connecticut jobs, Western Mass jobs, Vermont jobs and New Hampshire jobs. I put them all on the SimplyHired partner platform which is totally free. Zero hosting costs. And it only took a few hours to get them all up and running.

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    I wanted to max out my SH account with 5 sites insead of just one. My other site on SH is UAV Job Bank which is bringing in about $100 a month. The rep at SimplyHired says their platform should be mobile friendly by end of summer so I’m hopeful some of the SEO advantages of their platform will return once that happens.

    By promoting these new sites on places like facebook groups, friends and other social media (for free) the new local sites shoulds bring in $5-$10 a day for very little effort. Thats a car payment! The domains are already aged in google’s eyes so I expect them to be slightly better at SEO anyway.

    If you have any old websites just languishing online consider swapping them out with a free job board like this. They cost nothing to run/manage so whatever you make in clicks or job posts is gravy.

  • New job fair directory launches
    By on June 15, 2015 | Comments Off on New job fair directory launches  Comments

    The job fair space is hot. Thousands of job fairs take place each month around the world and JobFairing aims to be the database of record for these career events.

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    I’m proud to launch this new site along with my co-founder Jody. He’ll be doing all the daya to day operations. My role is to promote and advise.

    I got the idea after seeing how many job fairs were taking place and realized there’s no one place to find them all. Others have tried to build a site like this but their efforts were half-hearted. Our model is a little different and with our new mobile friendly search directory we plan on making our mark. Job seekers can search for free. Employers, job boards and colleges can post their events for free while also choosing from several premium listings to help them get more registrations.

    If you have an upcoming job fair post it here.

  • Problems in job search you can potentially fix
    By on June 8, 2015 | Comments Off on Problems in job search you can potentially fix  Comments

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    A reader asked me to list some of the problems in the job search world that could potentially be fixed with new technology. Here are some thoughts on that subject if you are thinking about starting a new business in this industry.

    • Most people suck at job hunting. They dont know what sites to use, how to write a good resume, etc. How about creating a jobs earch course or online certification program?
    • They dont know where all possible jobs are. Indeed, for all its goodness, does not have all the jobs. Help people find the rest. I’m trying with apps like this.
    • Job descriptions suck, companies need help makign them more attractive.
    • Companies need better solutions to target the spcific talent. There are too many shotgun appraoch type products in the market. Need ones that help identify niche talent.
    • Employers suck at job marketing. They need to think of themseles as marketers but they dont. Good job marketing helps them rise above the generic messaging that runs rampant in recruitment.
    Yes you can build a profitable business in this area but it must solve a real world problem facing employers/recruiters/jobseekers.
    And remember, generally speaking the money is on the recruiting side. Candidates will not pay for much so don’t expect them to open their wallets too often for your product.
  • Things any job board can learn from Indeed (member only)
    By on May 26, 2015 | Comments Off on Things any job board can learn from Indeed (member only)  Comments

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