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  • Job board news and notes
    By on June 11, 2013 | No Comments  Comments

    Mike Jolley just created a new wordpress job board plugin called WP Job Manager. You can read about it here;


    At CareerCloud we just launched Jobs With Friends. Its a new way to ask your Facebook friends and Linkedin connections for a referral to their company.


    Tech training site launches its own job board. Another example of a community site launching jobs. ($99 job postings)


    I moved Jobs in Social Media to the Jobboard.io platform. Check out the new site. Pretty easy to setup.

    Professional associations are job boards in disguise. Just about ever industry has them and they are defintely a threat to traditional job sites. I read about them every week. Here’s another;


  • Whats new in online recruiting
    By on March 25, 2013 | No Comments  Comments

    The CareerXroads sources of hire study is out and once again job boards place in the top 3 behind referrals and company career sites. Job board market-share dropped off a little as more and more tools come on the scene to find talent. I didnt see any major trends in the study so its pretty much status quo. Download the whole report right here, its an interesting read.

    CareerXraods sources of hire stats

    So what new job boards/technology are coming on to the recruiting landscape? Well here are some that caught my eye recently.

    * Collegefeed.com is a social platform to help students follow employers. [story on techcrunch]

    * Strangely named Gozaik will launch soon as some kind of online resume platform.

    * Visual job ads? Pinthejob.com hopes so.

    * This aint your fathers job fair. Check out the Uncubed job fair [story on Pandodaily]

    NOTE: thinking of starting your own job board? Try and evolve that idea into something new like the businesses above. Like all online businesses, job boards must evolve or risk being minimized by employers.

  • Breaking news: SimplyHired adds apply to jobs feature with mobile
    By on June 26, 2012 | No Comments  Comments

    SimplyHired has announced a way for job seekers to apply to jobs through their mobile devices. The service is aimed at employers who want to reach mobile job seekers. Just like Indeed.com, candidates can now post their resume directly to SH.

    From the email I received:

    Today, a staggering 77% of job seekers use mobile technology in their job search. Now there’s an easy way to attract mobile candidates! With Mobile Simply Apply, you can be the first to reach these engaged candidates where they are spending their time.

    The first of its kind in the market, Simply Apply enables job seekers to quickly and easily apply to your jobs from their mobile devices. With Simply Apply you receive:

    • A seamless experience: Receive resumes and cover letters from mobile candidates in a streamlined manner.
    • A wider candidate pool: Reach more progressive, tech savvy candidates by tapping into job seekers on mobile phones and tablets.
    • Top exposure: Your jobs are shown first in results on Simply Hired Mobile through job sponsorship.

    Over 10,000 employers are already benefitting from the ease of the application process. To learn more or get started with Simply Apply, please contact your Simply Hired sales representative.

    The Simply Hired Team

  • Job boards in the news (free)
    By on June 25, 2012 | No Comments  Comments

    Here are some job boards in the news along with some commentary by yours truly…

    * FlexJobs buys T-Jobs (read article): I have admired FlexJobs for a long time, its a great niche and the founder Sarah Fell has done a great job marketing in this sought after niche. Flexjobs is one of the few job sites that get seekers to pay to acces jobs.

    * Bright.com launched this week as another “matching” site for job seekers (read article). They join a long list of startups who have attempted matching seekers to jobs but this is a feature that has not taken off. Sadly, i dont think it ever will. To me, job matching algorithms just aren’t necessary to find a job online. All you have to do is enter the right keyword and press submit. People think that an “eHarmony for jobs” is a natural business but dont be fooled. Although job hunting is like dating, its too human a process to codify.

    * Congrats to SimplyHired who recently crossed the 30 million users per month mark (read PR). All job boards who use aggregators should root for SH since Indeed is getting all too powerful. They need a strong challenger to offset their pervasive presence. (just like the web needs Bing to keep Google in check)

    * Branchout flameout: looks like the facebook app that wants to be ‘linkedin on FB’ is experiencing dramatic declines (read article). This app had a lot of hype in the beginning but seemed to mainly annoy users who were forced to promote it to their friends feed in order to sign up. While that worked for a short time it just didnt have the staying power. Plus the fact that most people dont use facebook to job hunt.

  • One job board acquired, another one expands (free)
    By on May 9, 2012 | No Comments  Comments

    Well, finally some good news on the job board front.

    6FigureJobs, the first ever $100k job board has been acquired by California based Callidus Software for an unknown sum. According to my sources, 6FigureJobs was in decline but still has a huge database of candidates that seems to be very valuable to Callidus. Read the press release about the acquisition.

    RealMatch is hiring and moving to NYC. An article in Crains says that the company is moving to new offices in the Financial District, has 25 employees and plans to hire 10 more this year.

  • IAEWS congress headed to HRtech – Chicago
    By on April 26, 2012 | No Comments  Comments

    Just got word that the fall IAEWS congress will be held alongside the HR Tech conference in Chicago this October.

    I received this info in the latest newsletter from the employment website association

    The Association is pleased to announce that its Fall Member Congress will be held in conjunction with the HR Tech conference on October 8th in Chicago, IL, USA. HR Tech typically draws 2-3,000 attendees so will be held in the city’s main convention center, McCormick Place. The IAEWS Congress will be held in the same venue.

    In addition, we are looking at expanding the conference to a full day event. Although plans are still in development, we anticipate adding two new features to the program:
    • A Suppliers Summit in which vendors can introduce the products and services they offer to employment sites;
    • An HR Executives Colloquium that will enable IAEWS Members to have small group discussions with a number of senior corporate recruiting managers.

    More details will be published as soon as they are available.

  • More ways to go mobile and new job sites (free)
    By on April 18, 2012 | No Comments  Comments

    Want to make your site mobile? check out JQUERY, it lets you create a mobile site with an online wizard. You can see an example on my wind power job board located at m.jobsinwindpower.com


    Remarkablehire.com is some kind of sourcing/matching tool to recruit IT and Engineers. They got an article in the Washington Post.

    LocalWork.com has launched for the Phoenix market. Thats Jobing’s territory so they face an uphill climb. Read their press release.

    Recruitingdatabase.com is a directory of online recruitment vendors launched by Jason Davis (former owner of recruitingblogs.com). You can add listings to your job board and get a link back.

    Strangely named ApplyApp.ly is launching as yet another “matching” site for seekers. (read the PR)

  • Job board news and notes (free)
    By on March 26, 2012 | No Comments  Comments

    Some things that caught my eye last week that job board owners should pay attention to.

    * Google is going to start penalizing sites that are “over-optimized“.


    * Want to get into the job board software business? Xpanded Media is selling their classified software business.


    * Health care job board for sale.


    * IAEWS congress is this week. I’ll be in San Diego to meet my fellow job board peeps!


  • Job board news & notes for January (free)
    By on January 10, 2012 | 5 Comments5 Comments  Comments

    Hello job boarders, here’s some tidbits from the online recruiting world that caught my eye.

    1. Jobing bought another company. They acquired phoenix based Blogic which helps companies transform sites with wordpress functionality. Could Jobing be creating some kind of job board wordpress platform? hmmm. The founder of Blogic started a job board called OrangeSlyce a few years ago.

    2. Vizify, a social tool for creating a great first impression online, has raised capital. They intend to be a more visual and data driven online profile service that syas they want to target job seekers as well. Article from techcrunch mentioned that. Their service is interesting.

    screenshot of Vizify

    3. JobKaster is now in private beta! Its some kind of new location based job board. We’ve seen these before with sites like JobCompass so I’m curious how they will look.

    4. Other new launches include a site for mobile developers myappjob.com, and some mortgage sites powered by Adicio: www.mortgagecareers.org & www.caamp.org/. View their PR.

  • Job board news & notes (free)
    By on November 28, 2011 | No Comments  Comments

    * SimplyHired adds BusinessInsider to their list of Jobamatic partners. They now power more than 25,000 niche job boards.

    * MarketingRockstar.net, a job board for event marketing professionals was recently sold at auction for $5,500. The site claimed revenue of around $300 per month.

    * Mobile recruiting is on the rise. Is your job board ready?

    * USAjobs.gov drops monster as the site that was powering it. Site gets 300-400k monthly users.

    * Hidden Jobs app – have you seen my latest invention? Site/app tracks company job announcements in a database. If you ever wanted to know who’s hiring, this is it.

    * How do recruiters choose the right niche job board? Read this article to find out. Change your site to reflect.

    * Hudson Valley Jobs. I recently created a “sub-network” of sites for the lower hudson valley of New York. I originally had the sites on the Jobtarget platform but decided to switch them to Jobamatic so I could form a network on a single platform.

    * Sumser on job boards: http://www.hrexaminer.com/that-job-board-thing

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