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  • 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.
  • Help Employers with Branding (member only)
    By on April 21, 2015 | Comments Off on Help Employers with Branding (member only)  Comments

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  • Is your job board adding connections? (member only)
    By on October 20, 2014 | Comments Off on Is your job board adding connections? (member only)  Comments

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  • Hiring badges are a good idea
    By on September 23, 2014 | Comments Off on Hiring badges are a good idea  Comments

    I use ZipRecruiter for my day job as a recruiter and they just added a feature that I thought was really cool.

    BADGES!

    As you may know I’ve been on a big kick lately about becoming more visual and these ‘We’re hiring‘ badges that are embeddable are a great idea. Not only does it give the employer a cool way to promote their jobs you get free back-links when they are used.

    So whether you are a job board, aggregator or mini-ATS like ZR go create your badges and your clients will love you.

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  • Job boards in the news
    By on September 18, 2014 | Comments Off on Job boards in the news  Comments

    Its September so the job board news is coming fast and furious. Here’s a quick roundup.

    * Jobs2Careers Ranked #131 in Inc. 500 List of Fastest-Growing Privately-Held Companies. Congrats to Bruce Ge for building a good aggregator in the face of Indeed and SimplyHired. READ ABOUT IT HERE

    * NJmarketingjobs is a new hyper-niche job board. It targets a “local niche”. Sites like these have the potential to bring in $1,000 per month if done right and given enough time. SEE IT

    * The American Legion signs on with Monster.com’s Military.com READ ABOUT IT HERE

    * ZipRecruiter lands $63 million in funding. These guys made job distribution into a huge business opportunity. Kudos to the team at ZR. READ ABOUT IT HERE

    * RAllyPoint is a Linkedin for Veterans and helps them get jobs. READ ABOUT THEM HERE

  • 3 next generation job boards (member only)
    By on September 9, 2014 | Comments Off on 3 next generation job boards (member only)  Comments

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  • Thoughts on aggregating jobs (member only)
    By on July 15, 2014 | Comments Off on Thoughts on aggregating jobs (member only)  Comments

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  • Is pot the next great job niche?
    By on March 20, 2014 | 1 Comment1 Comment  Comments

    With the explosion of medical marijuana sweeping many states like Colorado and Washington, I’m starting to wonder if pot is the next great job niche.

    A quick search of ‘marijuana jobs‘ on Google shows only 2 real sites: Cannajobs.com and THCjobs.com.

    If you are looking for a niche thats about to take off this one may be it. With only a couple of sites in play, the early stages of any niche industry are still there for the taking. So head on over to GoDaddy and get yourself some pot related domain names. They just might grow into a highly lucrative job board.

    Just don’t get stoned on the way!

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  • A niche thats underserved (member only)
    By on March 12, 2014 | Comments Off on A niche thats underserved (member only)  Comments

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