Ep 46 – How Job Boards Drive Results in Recruiting & Hiring


It’s no secret the job market has heated up, and recruiters are evaluating and assessing new as well as tried and true strategies to improve their hiring efforts. The first virtual and online job board was created more than 20 years ago in 1994. The movement from the classified job ads section of the newspaper and the physical “job board” or bulletin board message center to a virtual and online job distribution platform has certainly changed.

Job Board Detox Tip #2: Take an Assessment

Career Realism

Today’s job board detox tip: Identify your target. The first step in any job search is to ensure you have your target identified. For fun, take this assessment at the University of Missouri Career Center. Job board detox assessment image from Bigstock. Job Search Job Board DetoxEven if you think you know your target, take a few minutes and review it again. What do you want to do?


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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.

Assess and Analyze Your Job Search Progress

Competitive Resumes

The Voice Of Job Seekers.from the page of an empathetic resume writer. The Voice of The Job Seeker Blog. Today’s job seeker must manage more than his or her résumé, cover letter, references on web job boards. The complex lives of the unemployed and underemployed have solutions but will not simplify thedaily complicated challenges confronting all job seekers. As resume writers, trainers, and job coaches, that same road remains intricate and delicate.

How To Tap Into Hidden C-level Executive Jobs

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? If you’re spending all or most of your time responding to job board postings and waiting to be offered interviews, chances are, not much is happening. What is the hidden job market?

2010 183

5 Reasons Why Your Executive Resume Is Not Working

Executive Career Brand

Many executive job seekers are in a rut, spinning their wheels. But somehow, their resumes are not doing their job – generating interest and interviews. These posts will help you, 7 Tips to Build Your Executive Job Search Target Companies List and Best Ways and Places to Research Your Target Employers. Put yourself in the place of people reading your resume and assessing your good fit. It’s a boring, tedious job. Don’t ignore job boards entirely.

2017 191

Why Is My Executive Job Search Taking So Long?

Executive Career Brand

Executive job search in the digital age is hard! Most job seekers don’t know what to do, what not to do, what the first steps are, whether they need help, and basically, how to stage a successful job search campaign. 5 Reasons Your Executive Job Search is Taking Too Long. as you network your way into the “hidden” job market, where most jobs reside. You’re Sabotaging Your Efforts By Spending Too Much Time on Job Boards. I won’t sugarcoat it.

2017 158

Boost Your Work Experience with a Relevant Internship

Ms. Career Girl

An ideal job candidate is one who has just graduated from University, is in their early 20s, and has 15 years of valuable work experience followed by volunteer work and other achievements. It’s the 21st century, and people no longer stay in one job for life.

2021 195

Executive Job Search: How Recruiters Find You

Executive Career Brand

Executive Job Search: How Recruiters Find You is a post from: Executive Career Brand. In my initial conversation with prospective c-level clients, we discuss the current job search landscape. It often comes as a surprise to them that today so many recruiters and hiring authorities use LinkedIn and other social media to find and assess good-fit candidates more than any other method. Only 16% will increase their job boards budgets, while 33% will decrease job board spending.

2011 200

10 Steps to Executive Job Search Success

Executive Career Brand

Many of the c-suite and senior-level executives I work with haven’t faced a job search in 5, 10 or even 15 years or more. If they’ve changed jobs over that time, they were sought after by executive recruiters and managed to circumvent the job search process. And there are those who truly have job security, at least for the time being, but are dissatisfied with their job or their company. Is Google Plus Useful for Personal Branding and Executive Job Search?

2015 191

ResumeBear Launches New Resources, Surpasses 100,000 Daily Visitors to Premier Job Site

Resume Bear

ResumeBear launches new job board features, new College & University Program, and new Success Center, attracting over 100,000 daily visitors. Less than a year after its official launch, ResumeBear has become a force in the online job board marketplace. To continue to augment their user experience, ResumeBear has added more robust job board functionality for both the job seeker and the employer.

2012 214

Top Career Experts to Follow in 2018

Professional Resume Services

Spot-on job search tweets. debrawheatman Resume writer and career coach offering tips and insight into job search and resume writing. donnasvei With a background in retained search and current role as executive resume writer, Donna offers sage advice on resumes and job search. laurieberenson Straight-forward resume writing and job search advice for professionals. susanwhitcomb Resume writing pioneer, trainer, and job coach. CAREER ADVICE & JOB SEARCH.

2018 159

7 Secret Tips For Hiring The Best Candidates From LinkedIn

Recruit CRM

Three million jobs are posted by American recruiters and companies every single month. of LinkedIn users are aged between 25 and 34 years old, and, Forty million people use LinkedIn to search for jobs every week!

2021 52

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. Circumvent the gatekeepers and network into the goldmine of hidden jobs. For details, read How to Conquer Ageism in Executive Job Search. But job seekers need executive recruiters and job boards to get a job, right? And job boards yield dismal results.

2017 117

If All Else Fails in Executive Job Search, Read the Directions

Executive Career Brand

The same holds true for executive job search. If you haven’t been in a job search for, say, 5 years or more, you probably don’t have an overall understanding of how it works today. You may think that step one in job search is dusting off your resume, updating it, and loading it onto as many job boards as possible. How to Build Personal Brand Content for Executive Job Search. How to Network Your Way Into a Great-Fit Executive Job.

2016 173

Spring Clean your Career

Ms. Career Girl

To help you get started, here are 3 basic steps to get you in the career-cleaning spirit: Step 1: Assess Your Career. Do you enjoy your job? Online Job Boards: Job boards are a great resource for those who don’t know what they want. Job boards can provide insight into your current role; a role you can aspire to have; or new industries requiring your skills. Featured Job Search Productivity uncategorized

2014 142

Are You Executive Job Search-Ready?

Executive Career Brand

7 Questions to Test Your Preparedness for Executive Job Search. I guess no one is really ready for a job-hunt until they’re forced into it, but I’ve found that many new job seekers dive in before understanding how today’s executive job search works. Without knowing better, they rush to quickly update their resumes with generic information, and get it out there on the job boards fast. 7 Questions to Test Your Preparedness for Executive Job Search.

2016 187

How to Feel Empowered Throughout Your Job Search

Ms. Career Girl

But job searches aren’t just for recent graduates. I didn’t graduate yesterday; however, I’ve scanned job boards and crafted tedious cover letters more frequently within the last decade than I care to admit. Many millennials and non-millennials find themselves turning again and again to the job search for a variety of reasons, even while they’re more or less gainfully employed. The job hunt isn’t excepted from this!

2018 143

How Search Engine Optimization (SEO) Impacts Executive Job Search

Executive Career Brand

You’re probably aware that, when you’re job-hunting, you need to have a diverse, personal brand-reinforcing online presence , to attract recruiters and employers, when they’re searching for and assessing good-fit candidates. You search for, say, “heating contractor, city, state” and begin the process of assessment and selection, based on what you find. It works pretty much the same way in job search. Step one in job search is targeting.

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.

2013 198

Think Like an Executive Resume Branding Pro – Targeting

Executive Career Brand

Part 1 – Target Your Executive Resume for the Hidden Job Market. Want to get inside the head of an executive resume professional, as she strategizes and creates content for an executive job seeker’s resume? I’ll outline the steps you need to take to create or collaborate on an executive resume that will position you to land a good-fit job. We’ll start with the first steps in any successful executive job search – targeting and research. Executive Job Search Targeting.

2015 187

How to Conquer Ageism in Executive Job Search

Executive Career Brand

These tricks are ineffectual now that personal information exists about each of us online (whether or not we’ve put it there), and people sourcing and assessing job seekers are Googling potential candidates’ names before reaching out to them. Start by targeting your job search , and defining the true value you offer those particular target employers, so that you can position yourself as someone who will step in and take care of particular problems facing them right now.

2016 185

The World’s Best Executive Resume Is Not Enough

Executive Career Brand

if you’re not using it with executive job search best practices. It’s targeted, contains value-driven metrics and relevant keywords, and positions the job seeker as a good-fit candidate for the kinds of jobs he’s seeking. Yet the job seeker complains to me that he’s gotten ZERO RESPONSE to it. When I ask him how he’s using his resume, he says he’s responded to hundreds of job postings on the job boards.

2013 183

Top 20 Benefits Of Applicant Tracking System (ATS)

Recruit CRM

Every day recruiters are flooded with hundreds of resumes for various jobs advertised. Since the job of a recruitment agency is two folds, to speed up the whole process of finding and hiring the right talent and to make sure the hired candidate and selected company makes the best fit.

2020 97

How To Be Among The 27% Hiring In The Next 6 Months


Company culture is a huge concern for job seekers today. Write Better Job Descriptions. One of the easiest ways to refresh your hiring process is by focusing on creating better job listings. How are your candidates supposed to truly know if they’re qualified for your position if you put together a bare-minimum job description ? This means placing a strong focus on company culture and highly-detailed job qualifications. Utilize Niche Job Boards.

2012 99

Is the Executive Resume Dead or Dying?

Executive Career Brand

A traditional “paper&# resume seems to have less value in job search today. For most job seekers, emailing a digital version of their resume has replaced snail mailing a hard copy. And if you think that the way to land a job in the new world of executive search is to post your resume to lots of job boards, think again. Only an estimated 3-5% of jobs come through job boards. probably much fewer for senior and c-level jobs.

2011 207

Transitioning Military Leaders: Differentiate Yourself in Executive Job Search

Executive Career Brand

My answers to her spot-on questions — including links to other posts I’ve written — form the basis of a solid roadmap for successful job search. Why is it so vital for senior executives to use social media as part of their executive job search? First, and foremost, senior executives need to have an online presence because recruiters and hiring professionals are Googling “their name” to assess their viability as candidates. Networking is the best way to land a job.

That’s a know, know!

Career Brander

As you consider your career branding or job search efforts, it is important to separate the two. Career Branding should be strategic while job search is often more tactical. Too often people in business (and job search) get very anxious for results. 1) Some of the actions that will help you lose “the war” (and job search tactics to avoid): Proceeding without a plan (rewriting your resume every day or week should be avoided.).

2012 113

10 Signs That Your Company Is In Urgent Need Of An ATS Right Now!

Recruit CRM

Recruiters in these companies are always in search of top talents but hiring being a complicated process can really make the job tougher than it already looks. You Have A Hard Time Collecting Data From Various Career Sites & Social Media An ATS will make this job so much easier for you.

2020 74

The Evolution of Recruiting from 2009-2019

Water Cooler Wisdom

When I entered this field, I advised candidates never to blindly submit a resume to a job board or an applicant tracking system (ATS). And, the job boards that still exist are no longer “boards” persay, but rather matching platforms offering a suite of helpful services to both job seekers and recruiters find one another. In 2008, I published a book with ATD Press called Success for Hire.

2019 40

10 Candidate Sourcing Strategies That Recruiters Can Use This Season

Recruit CRM

If you’re having a hard time getting the application of potential candidates, try finding new job board platforms or also try hosting a hiring event which is of better value these days. Planning along with effective strategies will help ease the recruitment process to an extent.

2021 52

Find the Best Executive Resume Writer For You: Where’s the Value?

Executive Career Brand

How to Find Top Executive Resume Writers and Job Search Strategists. Assess Resume Writers’ Qualifications Before Choosing One. With fewer jobs and such fierce competition in the executive job market, it’s more important than ever to be armed with a resume that brands and truly differentiates you from others vying for the same jobs. Job seekers have a real dilemma sifting through the sea of choices and figuring out who to work with.

2013 155

FREE Twitter Book From Job Search and Career Experts

Executive Career Brand

Did you know that the vast majority of executive recruiters use social recruiting (including Twitter) to source and assess top talent? And that many employers tweet about their new product and service launches (great for researching your target companies and industry ), other business news, and job opportunities? So, are you ready to start using Twitter to accelerate your executive job search and build your personal brand? Network to Find Jobs.

7 Deadly Sins of Executive Resume Writing

Executive Career Brand

If your executive resume isn’t doing its job landing you interviews, and you know it doesn’t present you well, it may need an intervention. If your only job search efforts have been posting your resume to job boards, there may be nothing wrong with your resume. When you use job boards and respond to job postings, your resume gets dumped into a database, to be parsed using an Applicant Tracking System (ATS), and matched with job openings.

Top 2010 Green Jobs and Green Career Exploration Resources

Career Key

For people exploring green job and green career options, here are my Best Green Jobs and Green Career Exploration Internet Resources for 2010: 15 ways to rev up for a job that's good for the environment, fills your wallet, and makes a difference , from the American Solar Energy Society. Honestly, I think this is one of the most helpful green job articles I've seen. Job-Hunt.org's Green Industry Job Search Guide. Career Tips Green Jobs career exploration

2010 166

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.

2011 178

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.

2011 173

9 Ways to Break Out of the Job Search Rut

Competitive Resumes

The inquiring person contacted me after I posted to share additional thoughts, but in a job search rut, you can’t stop asking questions: How do you break out of a job search rut? I’ve been on the job hunt for over a year, and it’s gone cold. If you’re applying to just any job listed, stop it! I know many people want to use the easiest and most passive method —online job boards. The other thing you say is your job search is in a rut.

2017 116

3 Tips for Finding a New Job When You Already Have One


A recent survey has provided data to back up the adage that it’s easier to find a new job while you still have one—80 percent of human resources professionals view job seekers who currently have jobs as more likely to become valued employees than applicants who are unemployed. Clearly, this presents a dilemma: How do you find your next position efficiently and discreetly while you still have a job that demands your time and attention?

2017 126

Social Recruiting and Your Executive Job Search

Executive Career Brand

Are you a senior-level executive still hesitating to embrace social networking for your job search and healthy career management? Social recruiting has become a necessary and highly effective way for them to quickly assess a large candidate pool and identify good-fit talent. And it costs them less than sorting through thousands of resumes and saves the expense of posting to job boards. But many executive job seekers are starting to get it.

2012 153

40 Considerations When Choosing Your Next ATS


Have job descriptions support photos/logos? Search job boards from within the ATS? Post jobs directly to job boards/job feeds? Post jobs directly to company career site(s)? Disable a particular job from being sent to job feeds/job boards? Open API, email, VoIP, texting, social media, assessment companies, video interviewing, HRIS, payroll, etc.)? No two HR Technologies are created equal.

2015 110

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? Many of them are baby boomers who come to me never having needed a resume (or any career documents) to land jobs over their 30+ year careers. Some haven’t been faced with job search for 5 or 10 years, or longer.

2010 208

Social Recruiting: Advice From A COO

Resume Bear

We all know social recruiting is on the rise (see here, here and here for more advice on social job seeking). New research from Lee Hecht Harrison, a global talent development firm that connects people to jobs, shows that only 11% of job seekers have found new job opportunities on job boards, while the impact of social networking is growing. Assessing for cultural fit is just as important as assessing for skills. “A

2012 187