My Bold Prediction for 2013: Job Boards will LIVE

Workology

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

Workology

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.

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Chicken Little — The Job Boards Are Failing

Workology

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.

Job Boards Are 2nd Largest Source of Hire: College is 5th

Resume Bear

Mark Mehler and Gerry Crispin of CareerXroads just released their 11th Annual Sources of Hire (SOH) Study – a snapshot of how large, highly-competitive, high-profile firms find their employees. Tracking and monitoring the sources of actual hires tells companies where to dedicate their hiring resources and tells job seekers where to direct their efforts. Why track source of hire data? Job seekers need to know where to focus their efforts. Job boards.

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. In the late 90’s, with the internet boom, Monster and other job boards started advertising electronically. Suddenly, a job ad could be large and all-encompassing because employers were no longer restricted to some number of inches of newspaper. That gave rise to specific job boards for specific kinds of jobs. (In Sourcing suffers.).

Ep 77 – The Future of Job Boards and Hiring Effectiveness

Workology

Despite even me calling for the end to job boards in a 2011 post called “ Chicken Little, the Job Boards Are Failing ,” job boards remain a powerful recruiting strategy for effective hiring. According to CareerXroads 2015 Source of Hire Study, job boards account for nearly 10% of all hires not including job aggregators which account for just over 17%. Now, imagine a job posting doing the same thing.

19 Job Boards That Offer Free Job Postings

Workology

Job Boards Remain Great Candidate Source for Recruiters. I know in the past I’ve called for the end of job boards, however, they have remained a great place for companies to reach and engage talent for their organization. According to the 2015 Career XRoads Source of Hire repor t, job boards account for nearly 10% of all hires while job aggregators like SimplyHired and Indeed account for over 17% of all hires of the companies surveyed.

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.

Job Boards: Job Search Do Or Don’t?

Career Realism

Job Boards: Job Search Do Or Don’t? Job boards like Monster, CareerBuilder, Simply Hired, and Indeed, are immensely popular. Many job seekers use these as a primary search tool to find jobs to apply for. But is that where you need to be to get a job? Related: 5 Great Alternatives To Job Boards. Why aren’t job boards a smart move in your search? What are more effective ways to find a job than job boards?

ATS, Job Board and Video Interviewing Vendors Beware: An Economic Tsunami is Coming!

The Undercover Recruiter

Not a nice thought but I wouldn’t be doing my job properly unless I was constantly scanning not just for opportunities but for threats and as a supplier to the recruitment technology market I’m looking anxiously over my shoulder and I can see big trouble coming…maybe. Because every year the internet is making it easier and easier for employer and candidate to interact without the need for a middleman in the form of expensive recruitment software or job boards.

5 Rock Star Google Internet Sourcing Tricks

Workology

Even if you are not in a dedicated sourcing role, you probably use Google several times a day. Google & Internet Sourcing Tips That Work. This is simply internet sourcing tips you can use that are easy to remember and even easier to use. Lets say you are looking for a specific job board you were referred to but you couldn’t remember what it was called. Example Search: free job posting -Indeed -SimplyHire. Finding Job Title Variations.

Sourcing Evolution: From Recruiter to Sourcing Talent Manager

The Undercover Recruiter

I was recently on a great webinar by Jobvite entitled: “ The Art & Science of Sourcing: A Virtual Round Table “ One of the discussion points was focused on the role of the recruiter versus a dedicated sourcing consultant and/or researcher. A recruiter’s ability to source the right candidates from different channels, with more advanced knowledge of creative sourcing techniques is in greater demand.

18 Job Boards Perfect for Diversity Recruiting Compliance Efforts

Workology

Job boards remain an excellent way to engage talent, especially diverse candidates. Under […] Source. This is especially important if you are a federal contractor and required to focus on good faith efforts for nine protected classes that include: 1) Age (over 40), 2) Disability, 3) Genetic Information, 4) National Origin, 5) Pregnancy, 6) Race/Color, 7) Religion, 8) Sex and 9) Veterans.

Job Boards: Job Search Do Or Don’t?

Career Realism

Job Boards: Job Search Do Or Don’t? Job boards like Monster, CareerBuilder, Simply Hired, and Indeed, are immensely popular. Many job seekers use these as a primary search tool to find jobs to apply for. But is that where you need to be to get a job? Related: 5 Great Alternatives To Job Boards. Why aren’t job boards a smart move in your search? What are more effective ways to find a job than job boards?

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. So, this begs the question: Do job boards really work?

Indeed.com Has Overtaken the Big Job Boards

HR Capitalist

My friend Laurie had an interesting post up earlier this week over at The Cynical Girl about Job Boards. So good that I'm copying her writing in the next paragraph to intro this post : "Every year, Gerry Crispin releases something called The Source of Hire report. And Gerry basically tells us that people get jobs in three ways: referrals , online career websites and job boards.".

How to Build a Content & Community Strategy for Job Boards #jobg8summitNA

Workology

In 2007, I started Blogging4Jobs as a way to build a relationship with job seekers. The blog was a way to help share resources with the job seeker audience while also building a bench of job seekers to fill my openings. I decided my blog should become my full time job and I set out as a small business owner who was going to make a living with my blogging. Types of Content Marketing in Recruiting and Job Seeker Industries.

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Source Qualified Candidates on Social Media in Half the Time

Workology

Internet Sourcing in Half the Time. Except that for most organizations, building a hiring channel and jobs feed to share and distribute your job postings is no longer enough. Qualified job seekers applying for jobs are in short supply, forcing organizations to take a more aggressive and defensive recruitment strategy. The challenge is that sourcing takes time; especially when it comes to the expanse of the Internet.

5 Reasons Why Job Boards Aren’t As Effective Anymore

Career Realism

At one time, job boards were the way to go for job seekers. It’s where you could post your resume for employers and recruiters to view, and apply to job openings. Related: Reactive Vs. Proactive Job Search Strategies. Job boards are simply not as effective anymore since there are social media outlets like LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter where you can pretty much network your way to the right contacts. How To Job Search While You’re Still Employed.

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How to Recruit & Source Candidates on Twitter

Workology

Recruiters and hiring managers can also leverage this tool as a candidate source a number of different ways. Social Media Job Board. Using sites like Tweet My Jobs , you can pay to post jobs to their extensive network. For the price of $9.99, the Twitter job board takes care of posting to a variety of networks. Taking Advantage of Job Search SEO. Common hash tags for job seekers include #jobadvice, #jobhuntchat, and #hirefriday.

Does Big Data Matter in Sourcing? #BigDataHR

Workology

With many enterprises using “Big Data” to more efficiently source, screen and select talent, the prevailing feeling within the recruiting space is that if you aren’t talking about “Big Data” and how you and/or your teams can be using it, you are behind the curve… or are you? Senior leaders want to establish very specific metrics for sourcing success, but many times the source data is either not there or suspect at best.

Jobvite 2018 Recruiting Benchmark Report: Source of Hire Report!

The HR Capitalist

If there's one ATS that does a nice job reporting trends, it's Jobvite. . They've got the data - the report is based on quantitative and qualitative analysis of 2017 data from Jobvite’s massive database of more than 55 million job seekers and 17 million applications and includes year-over-year benchmark data by company size, by revenue, by source of applicants and hires, and by industry. Getting source of hire right is like herding cats.

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Job Board Detox Tip #5: Do Your Research

Career Realism

How are you doing on your job board detox ? Today you are going to research the companies that you put on your interview bucket list… research them without using job boards! Sources to research besides job boards: Google, Twitter, the company’s website, Glassdoor, LinkedIn, Mantra, Zoom Info, and of course your contacts. Job board detox research image from Stockvault. Job Search Job Board Detox

How To Source Strategically [3 Layers]

The Undercover Recruiter

It is so easy to access information online that it can be tempting to start sourcing for candidates without much focus, get some results but never really maximize your activity. Too much process can be limiting when sourcing – part of the skill is to be able to follow a trail of breadcrumbs and find something worthwhile that you didn’t already know was there. How do you keep your research and sourcing efforts on track? How To Source Strategically [3 Layers].

8 Job Source Myths – Busted

Resume Help Blog

Home Our Partners About Us Resume Writers Resume Help – Lesson #1 Resume Help – Lesson #2 Resume Help Blog Stand Out From The Crowd In Today's Job Market MBA Online Recent Posts Putting the Employer First Advice for New Graduates to Compete Successfully How To Save Money On Your Car Insurance The Anatomy of a Hostile Government Takeover – Obamacare at six months. Actually, it’s the best candidate who gets the job. Job boards are the best source of leads.

Why Job Boards Are NOT Obsolete [INFOGRAPHIC]

The Undercover Recruiter

Job boards – are they obsolete? Takeaways: Recruiters need to use the best mix of marketing channels in their online sourcing – including job boards. Job boards are the go-to resource – 2/3 of job seekers use job boards to find positions. Recruiters need to use a mix of online postings, job boards and social media to have the maximum reach. RELATED: The History of the Job Board.

Are You Going Beyond CVs For Your Candidate Sourcing?

The Undercover Recruiter

At the Talent Sourcing Conference, held at Monster HQ in August, we heard that Monster alone have 10 million UK CVs in their database. There are millions more on other generalist and niche job boards too. It seems unlikely that any one person’s current CV is findable on the web, even if you had access to all the job boards, all the CV databases and the best CV finding search strings on the planet. Sourcing is really about people, rather than just their CVs.

The New Facebook Job Board [INFOGRAPHIC]

The Undercover Recruiter

Recently, the Social Jobs Partnership launched its free ‘Social Jobs’ application on Facebook – listing more than 1.7 million open jobs. This Infographic from Work4Labs tells you everything you need to know about the new job board, including what it means for recruiters and how to get your jobs in front of the world’s largest source of candidates. RELATED: How Facebook Beats LinkedIn for Job Search [INFOGRAPHIC].

Do Job Boards Still Matter? [INFOGRAPHIC]

The Undercover Recruiter

This infographic, courtesy of TribeHR asks the question of whether job boards matter or social recruiting is the way forward. 1 in 7 social referrals applied for their jobs, compared to 1 in 20 from other sources. Mobile visitors to their site spent an extra 4 minutes reading the ad compared to job board readers. Do Job Boards Still Matter? Infographic Job Board

Measuring Recruiting’s Impact Beyond Source of Hire

Workology

Armed with numbers and percentages, you allocate dollars to job boards, social media, employee referral bonuses, agencies, and maybe even radio and billboards. I don’t necessarily put a lot of weight on the source of hire ,” shares Craig Fisher , head of employer branding at CA Technologies. “I I want to know the source of employee, as well as the source of impact.” So, why no love for the source of hire metric? If not source of hire, then what?

4 Sources For Job Leads You Should Consider

Tim's Strategy

Jane, how many job applications have you submitted this week?” I’m on every job board and anytime I see something I like I fill out the application and submit my resume. As is clear from this not-so-hypothetical situation, job boards have become almost entirely useless as a source of real job leads. Many jobs are close to being filled by the time the posting goes up on any of the national sites, or even on local sites.

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. 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. It lists out job descriptions for each category of job.

Jobseekers Prefer Job Boards to LinkedIn and Google [INFOGRAPHIC]

The Undercover Recruiter

A new study from Millennial Branding and Beyond.com looks at how Baby Boomers, Generation X & Y use social media and other tools for their job search. 5,268 job seekers were surveyed total, including 742 Gen Y (18-29 year olds), 1,676 Gen X (30-47) and 2,850 Baby Boomers (48-67). Gen Y is more optimistic about finding a job, values workplace flexibility and intends to go back to school instead of continuing their search over older generations. Image source: CIO.

4 Ways to Source Keywords for Your Resume

Career Solvers

Keywords for resumes refer to the buzzwords or search terms that recruiters and hiring managers are using to source candidates for their open positions. Keywords generally relate to skills that are specific to the job function, industry, or business environment. Keywords have become increasing important in the past few years as more companies are relying on ATS or Applicant Tracking Systems to source candidates.

How to Build an Active Candidate Sourcing Strategy [6 Key Tips]

The Undercover Recruiter

When it comes to candidate sourcing, the conversation of passive vs active candidates feels like it’s been done to death. Most people, if offered a great job would be open to listening to what you have to say. The question should really be; does your business have a passive or an active sourcing strategy? Don Charlton , the CEO and Founder of The Resumator , outlined some great tips and tricks in a recent webinar about building active sourcing strategies.

6 Alternatives to Job Search Boards

Career Alley

Without a doubt, job search boards are the number one tool that people use for their job search. Which is exactly why you should be looking at some of the other job search alternatives that are available to you. Let’s face it, crowds of job searchers means more competition (which is not what you want when conducting a job search). Another reason to use alternatives is that some jobs posted on job search boards are not real jobs.

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The Evolution of the Recruiter Throughout History

The Undercover Recruiter

Until the 1900’s all jobs were advertised in newspapers and the closest thing to a candidate database was a Rolodex and growing pile of business cards. Recruiting evolution job ad Job Boards Recruiter Sourcing TechnologyWith the introduction of new technology, changes in the economy and adjusting employer needs; the role of the recruiter has changed significantly throughout the years.

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How to Use Indeed.com for Your Job Search – Part 1

Career Alley

If you’ve followed CareerAlley for long, you will have read some of my posts regarding the “ Four Legs of Job Search “ One of those “legs” is job search sites/engines. Whether you are new to job search or have experience, setting up a job search engine to focus on your search can be frustrating and time consuming. As a word of advice, it is sometimes easier to setup an email account that is specifically used for job search. Jobs by.

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The State of Sourcing in 2014 [INFOGRAPHIC]

The Undercover Recruiter

Sourcing – what does it look like across various recruitment companies all over the globe? 75% of recruiters and sources hired via LinkedIn in the last year. The weekly usage of LinkedIn by recruiters and sourcers exceeds that of job boards. The State of Sourcing in 2014 [INFOGRAPHIC]. Hiring Infographics Recruitment Sourcing 2013 2014 LinkedIn Recruiter sourcers state wage

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INFOGRAPHIC: What People Search for on UK Job Boards

The Undercover Recruiter

Some takeaways from the study: - 17,778 job searches made every hour. - 164 job postings viewed every minute. 2,126 new job postings per day. - 3 sales jobs searched for every minute. 2,671 marketing jobs searched for every day. Tuesday and Wednesday are most popular job hunting days. - 52% of job seekers have a bachelor's degree. Related: How To Search for Jobs on Facebook (Infographic). Source: Monster.co.uk.

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. Sourcing is not dead, it just needs new tactics. Companies are sourcing directly.

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Top 5 Keyword Sources For Your Personal Brand

Career Realism

Keyword Sources For Your Personal Brand Here is a simple list of some great places to begin growing your keyword list for your personal brand. 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. It lists out job descriptions for each category of job.

What’s Missing During the Job Search? Mutual Respect

The Undercover Recruiter

By now, most job seekers know some of the ways to apply for jobs. Conventional job boards like Monster, Dice and CareerBuilder , and job aggregators like Indeed and Simply Hired are a start as are corporate careers websites and using LinkedIn. These all should supplement, not be, your primary job search tools. These days many job leads come from through family, friends, and through local networking contacts.

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