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  • Job board refresh, new product launch
    By on June 11, 2018 | 1 Comment1 Comment  Comments

    Last week saw a couple of established job board players do something new.

    First, the .jobs people out of Cleveland have refreshed the long-standing dot job domains to reflect their new national brand, Find.jobs. At least some of the backfill comes from Jobs2Careers. According to the press release;

    .Jobs launched their new job seeker audience targeting platform. The organization best known for their career-focused domains and websites created the platform to meet the needs of companies frustrated with current job board services.

    The service consumes the open positions of client organizations, categorizes each position, and matches open positions to 500+ unique job seeker audiences. The newly mapped positions are then distributed to the career websites whose visitors are most correlated to the position.


    The Ladders job board also announced a new product last week. It’s called Third Page and is essentially a list of questions answered by the job seeker to provide more insights to the recruiter. Here’s how the press release describes it;

    With Third Page, Ladders members are presented with optional questions to “tell employers more about [themselves]”, and respond to as many or as few as they like. The member’s responses are added to their profile, in addition to their full resume and contact information, and are then made viewable to interested Ladders recruiters. The average Ladders Third Page user has answered 125 total questions, with a total of 1.5 million question responses recorded since Third Page’s beta launch in early May 2018.


    I pass this news on for other job board owners with a message. You need to keep trying. Though the above news isn’t earth shattering at least these sites are attempting to stay relevant. In this industry established boards that don’t change over time are doomed to lose traction. So whether its a redesign or trying a new product you need to keep trying. The internet business waits for no one.

  • Job Board News Bytes
    By on February 19, 2018 | Comments Off on Job Board News Bytes  Comments

    My phone has been off the hook with consulting requests these past few weeks. Interest in the job board business seems to be booming. And lots of news is being made.

    • Ezayo.com is a new site for HR jobs.
    • Find.jobs set to launch. owners of the .jobs domains are trying to reboot interest in their domain business. The problem with this concept though is that a domain name does not mean you will have a successful business. Plus with Google Jobs now reducing typical SEO traffic the .jobs domain is not as useful as it used to be. Their new flagship sites boasts 8 million jobs and uses the Google search technology. [LINK]
    • Recruitology announced the availability of its newest job network for the cannabis industry, connecting employers with candidates across this developing new market. The Cannabis Network features a wide spectrum of positions, from growers, to warehouse technicians, brand ambassadors, and bud-tenders. [LINK]
    • MedJobCafe.com, a company that provides job boards, career path and development services, as well as career fairs to healthcare professionals, announced the launch of a redesigned, easier-to-navigate website. As the largest network of professional healthcare job boards for nurses, dentists, pharmacists, physical and occupational therapists, and biotechnicians, MedJobCafe.com. The job boards include: NursingJobCafe.comPharmacistJobCafe.comDentistJobCafe.comAlliedHealthJobCafe.comBiotechJobCafe.com
    • The Mitula Group, owners of an overseas job aggregator is launching an investment fund. [LINK]
    • Jobeum partners with ShoCard to enhance digital reputation solutions in US. [LINK]
    • Job.com is now a blockchain based recruitment site that uses blockchain technology to keep job seeker data secure and private. It launches April 19th. They are owned by MyJobMatcher based in the UK. [LINK]
    • Former job board Beyond.com (now Nexxt) apparently changed its name because the owner bought out the investors and used the sale of the domain to Bed, Bath& Beyond to help finance the buyout. Interesting story.[LINK]

    Uncommon.co is a new AI based matching site that just got 18 million in funding. Employers only pay for ‘qualified’ applicants so they say. Its a hug amount for a jobs startup. Matching sites have been tried before and most have failed. I don’t know if this is worthy but bears watching. [LINK]

    MEANWHILE AT GOOGLE…

    Google Jobs has announced that people looking for work in Chile, Mexico, Argentina, Brazil, and Colombia can use their search engine to find information on available job offers that go according to their needs more quickly and easily. Latin America, here comes the big G. I wonder how soon it will get to Europe.