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My Bold Prediction for 2013: Job Boards will LIVE


Job Boards Live On! Back in 2009, nearly four years ago, “guru” Dan Schwabel wrote about the demise of job boards. I am happy to report that job boards are still here and every year, hundreds of entrepreneurs and techies launch their new version of the “job board” And while, Mr. Schwabel’s post provided valuable jobseeker advice, he did not predict correctly the demise of job boards. WooHoo!

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Chicken Little — The Job Boards Are Failing


The Job Boards Are Failing. There’s been a lot of banter , discussion , and revelation about job boards and their impending failure and doom as an effective source for employers to hire qualified candidates and post openings. Experts have said that social media and the creation of social recruiting will serve as a replacement for job boards and will be their detriment. Bottom line is that job boards serve a purpose.

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Creating Agile HR, Part 4: Agile Sourcing

Hiring Technical People

Sourcing, how and where you recruit possible candidates is a great way to use small, safe-to-fail experiments. Before the Civil Rights Act, employers advertised for “Men Wanted” and “Women Wanted.” In the late 90’s, with the internet boom, Monster and other job boards started advertising electronically. That gave rise to specific job boards for specific kinds of jobs. (In Sourcing suffers.).

Do Job Boards Really Work?

Career Rocketeer

These days, there is a plethora of ways to look for a job, like social networking, going to professional events, or just being your own recruiter. However, one of the more popular job search methods out there is to use job boards. Be that as it may, many people who are looking for jobs find that many boards are either cluttered, full of spam, don’t cater to their needs, or just aren’t the right fit. Advertise on Career Rocketeer.

Recruiters: How to Maximise Your Job Board Usage [Top 10 Tips]

The Undercover Recruiter

Job boards can be a very effective part of the recruitment marketing mix when used to their full potential. All job boards will be able to provide you with statistics in terms of market reach, registered users, views and clicks but it can help to ask for more specific information in terms of the job you are hiring for. 2) Make your job easy to find: Different job boards use different technology platforms – they all have different ways of ranking jobs.

5 Common Executive Job Search Dilemmas

Executive Career Brand

In job search, there are many potential pitfalls that sabotage or prolong the search. Here are 5 challenges facing many executive job seekers, and ways to overcome them: 1. Anyone can easily find your age within the first several pages of search results for “your name”, now that such personal information exists about each of us online, on numerous aggregator sites. Circumvent the gatekeepers and network into the goldmine of hidden jobs.

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16 Deadly Executive Job Search Mistakes

Executive Career Brand

Meg Guiseppi, C-level Executive Job Search Coach — Resume, Biography, Branding, Online Identity & ROI Value Communications Blog Home Intro Personal Branding 360 Reach Personal Brand Assessment Why hire a Reach Certified Personal Branding Strategist? They easily slid into new jobs.

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Twitter Job Search Help From Career Experts

Executive Career Brand

How would you like to get free advice from job search experts. On topics ranging from personal branding, targeting and working with executive recruiters, to best job networking and interviewing strategies, and so much more. . Job Search Focus. Includes career assessments (formal and informal), personal branding, informational interviews (for career focus), job shadowing, mentor relationships, internship, or volunteering. Finding Jobs: Networking.

Today’s Executive Job Search Toolkit

Executive Career Brand

Today’s Executive Job Search Toolkit is a post from: Executive Career Brand. If you haven’t been in a job search for more than 2 or 3 years, you may think that all you need to do to land a job these days is dust off your executive resume, insert any updates, post it to as many job boards as possible, then sit back and wait for the interview offers to come flooding in. Only an estimated 3-5% of jobs are filled through job boards.

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Top Ten Online Job Search Tips-Career Builder Revisited « Career.

Career Brander

Additionally our Job Search Radar is often mentioned as a disruptive technology to the job search market. That said, we really must admit, that job boards do sometimes lead to new positions for individuals and that sometimes Job Board’s offer great content. Today’s, case in point is an article recently found on Career Builder that outlines Top Ten Online Job Search T ips. Go directly to the source.

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Stalled Executive Job Search? Get Busy on LinkedIn and Twitter

Executive Career Brand

Meg Guiseppi, C-level Executive Job Search Coach — Resume, Biography, Branding, Online Identity & ROI Value Communications Blog Home Intro Personal Branding 360 Reach Personal Brand Assessment Why hire a Reach Certified Personal Branding Strategist?

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LinkedIn: Best Tactic for Undercover Executive Job Search

Executive Career Brand

Meg Guiseppi, C-level Executive Job Search Coach — Resume, Biography, Branding, Online Identity & ROI Value Communications Blog Home Intro Personal Branding 360 Reach Personal Brand Assessment Why hire a Reach Certified Personal Branding Strategist?

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Top 4 Keyword Sources For Your Personal Brand

Career Realism

Top 4 Keyword Sources For Your Personal Brand. Here is a simple list of great keyword sources for your personal brand. Copyright (C) 2014 Advertising FZ-LLC All Rights Reserved -->. Job Descriptions. I always tell people job boards are good for at least one thing… finding job descriptions to mine for keywords. Find 5-10 related job descriptions (doesn’t matter what location) and pick out the nouns that seem to be recurring.

College Students Still Unsure of Social Media Job Search


When it comes to social media recruitment, much of the reluctance stems from the unknown on the organization’s part – where to start, who “owns” it, what the strategy is, etc… However, once these initial fears and obstacles are conquered, many employers enjoy using social platforms to showcase employer brand, engage their talent community, advertise job openings and source new talent. Many Students Still Unsure of the Social Media Job Search.

Resume Lingerie and 10 Other Guerrilla Job Search Strategies

Executive Career Brand

Meg Guiseppi, C-level Executive Job Search Coach — Resume, Biography, Branding, Online Identity & ROI Value Communications Blog Home Intro Personal Branding 360 Reach Personal Brand Assessment Why hire a Reach Certified Personal Branding Strategist? Maybe it’s time to consider shaking things up and innovating an unconventional search campaign to position yourself above the crowd. Know what job you seek and where you can get that job.

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How to Save Time in Your Job Search [5 Top Tips]

The Undercover Recruiter

There’s no denying searching for a job these days is trickier than it used to be. A decade ago if you wanted a job you’d go into your local job centre, have a look in the local newspaper or ask around your network of friends and family – these days the picture is very different. In 2013, 95% of job searches involve the internet in some form or another and finding a job is much more complicated than just keeping an eye on your local newspaper.

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Why Recruitment is NOT Dying

The Undercover Recruiter

As a result it is getting easier and easier to find people, so sourcing is simple and companies are increasingly doing it themselves. This viewpoint has three core arguments: that everyone is online; that companies are increasingly sourcing hires through direct applications; and that there is no longer any such thing as a ‘passive’ candidate. Even a quick search shows this is not the case; having a profile or account is not the same as using it.

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SEO and PPC Guide to Online Recruiting Efforts Part 2 of 3


Posting an open position on a job board and hoping for applicants is no longer the normal. Connecting, mentoring, and developing relationships with job seekers is becoming a bigger part of a recruiter’s daily routine. In order to place themselves at the top, recruiters are utilizing Pay-Per-Click (PPC) advertisements in search. Job boards like are utilizing PPC Advertising as another offering to sponsored job listings.

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SEO and PPC Guide to Online Recruiting Efforts


Large organizations are using Internet search and SEO to increase visibility and drive web traffic to company career pages. No longer are job boards the first place job seekers look to find employment opportunities. Search engines and social media are the top two places job seekers visit to find work. They are either searching for a specific job in a specific city or they are going to a companies social media page to find job opportunities.

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What Online Communities are Best for Your Job Search In 2013?

The Undercover Recruiter

Networking is a major part of job search success. The real question is what online communities are the most beneficial for job seekers? If you’re hoping to land a new job by 2013, you may want to focus your efforts on the following opportunities: Seek Out Niche Job Communities To Land A New Job. Job seekers should embrace niche job boards to amp up their job search. I prefer using LinkedIn to network and source jobs.

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The Smart Job Search #1: Think Different

Blue Sky Resumes

There’s no easy way to say this, so I’m just going to jump right in and hope I don’t offend anyone … The simple fact is that most people approach looking for a job in completely the wrong way. If you are currently looking for work, chances are that you are making common mistakes and doing self-defeating things that actually make it harder to find a job. Let me start by asking you to think about how you view the process of looking for a job. Job Search the smart job search

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How to Find a Public Sector Job

The Undercover Recruiter

In the good old days if you wanted a job in the public sector you did one of three things; for admin jobs you looked in the local paper, for professional jobs you looked in a professional journal and for everything else you looked at The Wednesday Guardian. So isn’t the answer to ‘how do I find a job? Post your CV on a big jobs board like Monster and sit back and wait? Public jobs are always advertised surely?

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Leverage Your Job-Search for Graduation |

Resume to Referral

Home About Free Mags Jobs Resume Services Advertise « The Myth of Job Security … or Making Your Own Job Security Cover Letter Tip: “Thank You&# Magic » Leverage Your Job-Search for Graduation Guest article by Career Alley Back to school and focusing on your final semester before graduation? This should still be the plan, but you should begin to supplement this with a broader plan and additional resources for job search.

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How Do I Find a Job in the “Hidden” Job Market?

Executive Career Brand

You’ve probably heard about the hidden executive job market, but do you really know what it is, why it exists, and how to take advantage of it? No one knows for sure how many jobs are unlisted, but it’s estimated to be around 80 – 90%. Why aren’t more jobs posted online? Executive recruiters and employers find good-fit candidates by searching LinkedIn, for the most part, and other social networks, using relevant keywords.

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Thousands of Jobs if You Know Where to Look

Career Alley

Although the unemployment rate has improved over the last few years, there still appears to be a shortage of jobs for those who want to work (or get a new job). I say “appears” because there are jobs out there (if you know where to look and have the right skills). One issue is “job mismatch” right jobs, wrong skills. Another issue is not knowing where (or how) to find jobs that might match your skills. HOW TO FIND A JOB?

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7 Things Successful Executive Job Seekers Know

Executive Career Brand

Job search for executives — and the c-suite, in particular — doesn’t look or work the way it did even a few years ago. Whether you’re getting ready for a career move or stuck in a protracted, daunting job search, getting on the right track is critical. The biggest mistake executive job seekers make is writing their resume with no clear career targeting. That is, not determining at the start of their job search which companies offer them a good mutual fit.

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5 Reasons Your New Résumé Isn’t Working

Ms. Career Girl

It is true that getting a professionally written résumé, you are ahead of the job search game, but without getting your hands dirty, you won’t see the progress that you might want. You can’t expect to do the same style job search in an age where candidates are sourced through social media platforms. 2 Reason – You fail to diversify your search. Job boards like,, Google Careers, and the like are just options not the only option.

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How to Leverage the Internet to Secure a Job

Career Alley

Millions of people all over the world now use the web as a source of news and opinion, for entertainment, and to shop. Of course, this growth has had an impact on the job market, too. The rise of Monster and other huge job boards has made it easier than ever to search for a job online. But with the market being so saturated, how much of a chance do you have of securing a job that you apply for online? Big Boards Draw Big Crowds.

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Bullet-Proof Your Executive Career in the New World of Work

Executive Career Brand

An edited version of this article was originally posted on Quintessential Careers as part of the fourth annual Job Action Day initiative, celebrated this year on November 7.). ?. Finding a job and staying employed today – two separate challenges – require more effort and strategic planning than ever before. If that’s how you spend most of your job search time, you’re setting yourself up for failure, and building a false sense that you’re working hard on finding a job.

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5 Must-Do’s To Land More Executive Job Interviews

Executive Career Brand

When you’re in executive job search mode, landing a coveted interview is like hitting the jackpot. Sometimes you’re lucky, and job interviews come easily, despite your lack of focused and concerted effort. 2 Important Executive Job Search Caveats. Don’t spend a lot of time responding to job postings. Only a very small percent of executive job seekers land jobs through job boards, especially at the c-suite and senior executive level.

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How to Get a New Job Using Social Media

Careers Done Write

Did you know that 85% of available jobs are never advertised? According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, only 15% of today’s career opportunities ever make it to the job boards. And – when they do get advertised, the competition is fierce. So why do so many job seekers spend so much time searching job boards for work? It is easier to sit back and wait for jobs to become available; but is it smart?

Recent Students: Let’s Help You Survive Life After Graduation

Resume Bear

Some of you already have jobs and are packing to move to a new apartment, but don’t quite know how to balance a budget or establish good credit. Some of you are very financially literate but need to find a job to stay financially afloat. Job Hunting.

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ExecuNet's 2010 Executive Job Market Intelligence Report

Executive Career Brand

Meg Guiseppi, C-level Executive Job Search Coach — Resume, Biography, Branding, Online Identity & ROI Value Communications Blog Home Intro Personal Branding 360 Reach Personal Brand Assessment Why hire a Reach Certified Personal Branding Strategist?

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Landing a High-Paying Job in Tough Times


As the Australian job market is softening, finding a well paid job is becoming a more challenging task than before. Landing high-paying jobs in the current business environment requires not only education and talent, but also a lot of work invested by job seekers. Here are four solid tips to help you land a well paid job. So get used to the idea that achieving a well paid leadership position requires more than just being technically good at your job.

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Job Seekers: Most Important Online Tools and Apps

The Undercover Recruiter

Over the last decade, how people discover new job opportunities has evolved dramatically. When was the last time that you looked at a newspaper to find your next job? These days, the majority of job searches are conducted online, spawning a whole new industry around job boards, recruitment websites and job posting platforms. However, with all of these advancements, the modern job search can still seem a bit complicated and time consuming.

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short answer Saturday: another job search edition — Ask a Manager

Ask A Manager

About Me Contact Books Reviews Ask a Manager short answer Saturday: another job search edition January 29, 2011 We did a job search edition of short answer Saturday last week , but the questions keep piling up so here’s another one. which job should I take?

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The Definitive Social Media To-Do List For Job Seekers

Career Realism

The Definitive Social Media To-Do List For Job Seekers. The job market has changed significantly over the last 20 years, and with it, so too have the hiring methods of employers. Traditionally, it’s been newspapers, industry publications, recruiters, and job boards that have provided the ‘lion’s share’ of new hires for employers. In my opinion, having a presence on LinkedIn is an essential first step into the world of the ‘social job search.’

The Evolution of Recruiting, from the Dinosaur Days to the New Social Era

Resume Bear

haha) We did use a couple of fledgling online resume databases, attend job fairs and post to online newsgroups (remember those?) or in the newspaper (yes, print advertising!). Late 90′s – Mid 2000′s = The Job Board Era. Recruiters embraced this new technology, posting jobs on Monster, MonsterTrak (remember that one for college recruiting?),

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New Tools for Twitter for Job Seekers


Home ToolBox HR About Advertising Consulting Services Speaking Press Webshow Tweet This! People don’t prepare for the job search although they should at least six months in advance. SEO or Search Engine Optimization. Follow Wonk provides advanced bio search options.

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Talking Your Way to a Job, Proper Networking

Resume Bear

Finding a job in today’s economy can be tough, but there are opportunities if you know where to look. The best way to find these opportunities is not through online job boards, the classifieds, or employment agencies—it’s by talking to people around you. Your network of friends, relatives, colleagues, and acquaintances is a valuable job search resource. The vast majority of job openings are never advertised; they’re filled by word of mouth.

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How To Tap Into The Hidden Job Market

Career Realism

It is a well known fact that using job boards exclusively in your job search will leave you confounded and frustrated. So, what exactly is this thing called ‘ the hidden job market ’? The hidden job market consists of openings that are not directly advertised. With the big job boards, there are a lot of unqualified candidates positing resumes and applying for positions for which they are not qualified. Job Search career homepage

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5 Ways to Get a Job

Career Realism

Recently, when explaining to a client that it was important to vary his approach to finding and applying to jobs , I stumbled upon the “Five Fingers of Job Search.” ” In general, you are going to have the best results by spreading out your “hand” and tapping into more jobs. Certainly other ways to get a job, but if you follow these recommendations, you are bound to be successful. They can be an invaluable source of jobs.

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Where Do Recruiters Go To Find Talent?

The Undercover Recruiter

Bullhorn Reach released their 2013 North American Social Recruiting Activity Report and this information should help you understand how to improve your job search: Who Is Bullhorn Reach? In case you haven’t heard or seen this name before, Bullhorn Reach was launched in February 2011 and was designed to help recruiters leverage social media to source candidates more effectively. What This Means For Job Seekers. What This Means for Job Seekers.

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