Everything you need to know about job boards and career sites.
OK, so it’s a given that LinkedIn is the go-to social media tool for recruiters. But where does Facebook fit in these days? There was a time when news on recruiters and employers checking Facebook profiles to vet candidates was splashed across the HR press but LinkedIn has grabbed the headlines since then. So has Facebook missed a trick in promoting its abilities as a recruitment platform? Read more
Social Media revolutionizes every industry it touches – from perception on privacy (or lack thereof), to masses of correlating data on user behavior and engagement. HR is no exception, and as job-seekers and employers take to Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and beyond, inevitably trends emerge around traction and conversion. Here are the facts around the major platforms, as well as insights to help project future success. Read more
Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve probably heard about mobile recruitment. What’s with all the buzz? There are many reasons companies and recruiters are excited about mobile recruiting. Here are three major reasons you need to consider mobile as part of your job site strategy. Read more
We’ve previously covered why every career site needs to think about mobile. It’s a huge and quickly growing market that is on pace to outgrow desktop in 2014.
The number one shortcoming for most career sites is the lack of a mobile experience altogether. In fact, according to a study done by iMomentus, just 10% of the Fortune 500 have a mobile optimized web site for their career section. Based on our own tracking of career sites, 25% of the traffic our clients get comes from mobile. That means most of the Fortune 500 has a substandard, and in many cases, dysfunctional application process on mobile. Read more
The short answer is hell yeah! If you don’t have one already, which we assume is the case since you’re peeking at our blog, we’ll outline why a little later. First let’s set the scene. Read more
You’ve created a beautifully designed site, got some jobs posted, so now what? Getting job seekers to visit your site and ultimately apply for those jobs is something every career site struggles with. Everyone’s heard that social media and search engine optimization are huge, but what do you actually need to know to be successful? Read more
Once your job board is live and features tons of exciting vacancies, you’re going to need to think of ways to spread the word to generate traffic to your site. After all what good is having a kick ass job board if no one can find it?
Read on to discover how you can use this low cost, high impact form of marketing to raise the profile of your job board. Read more
Understand What You’re Getting Into
Running a job board takes a lot of time and energy, probably way more than you realize. Even if you are using the easiest job board software out there, you will still need to spend time working on the back end. Coding is not necessarily a concern these days, but you will want to make sure you select options that create exactly the job board you want. You will also need to spend time curating job entries and managing subscribers. Read more