JobBoardGeek

JobBoardGeek

JobBoardGeek talks about the business of connecting candidates and employers. Join Jeff Dickey-Chasins, the JobBoardDoctor, and Steven Rothberg of College Recruiter as they talks about job board news and technology from around the globe!

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June 30, 2022 21 min

In this episode of JobBoardGeek, I talk to Olivier Breton of NiceBoard (Steven is out on a family medical emergency). Started during the pandemic and the output of his own job board, NiceBoard is a low-cost but full-featured job board platform for start-ups, non-profits, and communities. Jeff discovers that Olivier has built out the platform for ease-of-use and affordability. Despite Steven's absence, Jeff finds that talking ab...

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In this episode of JobBoardGeek, we talk to Ric Burley of BintlHire. Ric has flipped the normal job board model by having employers pay the candidate to see their resume. On the other hand, employers post jobs for free.  Jeff Dickey-Chasins of JobBoardDoctor and Steven Rothberg of College Recruiter discover how Ric - with a background in health care management - ended up building an unconventional job board that targets start-ups a...

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In this episode of JobBoardGeek, we talk to Mike Woodrow of Aspen Tech Labs.  The company, which has staff in multiple locations including Colorado and Ukraine, provides key software for the job board industry: job feeds, job spidering, and job board software. Jeff Dickey-Chasins of JobBoardDoctor and Steven Rothberg of College Recruiter learn how the company has managed to grow revenue by 50% each year for the past 3 years, and ho...

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In this episode of JobBoardGeek, Jeff Dickey-Chasins of JobBoardDoctor and Steven Rothberg of College Recruiter talk about a key element of almost any job board or recruiting site - backfill. We discuss the 4 most common types of backfill, the pros and cons of each, and how backfill can help a newly hatched job board get off the ground (or out of its shell, as it were). We also dive into such esoterica as XML feeds, how many jobs y...

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In this episode of JobBoardGeek, we talk to Andy Hibel of HigherEdJobs, the leading job board for careers in academia. Andy talks about how HigherEdJobs got started - including a number of revenue-free years. Jeff Dickey-Chasins of JobBoardDoctor and Steven Rothberg of College Recruiter learn about the role that annual subscriptions have played in both satisfying employers and helping the site succeed. Jeff and Steven also discuss ...

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In this episode of JobBoardGeek, we talk to Serge Boudreau and Shelley Billinghurst of The Recruitment Flex podcast - the #1 HR podcast in Canada. Since Serge's day job is with Career Beacon and Shelley runs a recruitment ad agency, they are willing to dig deep into the Canadian job board market. Jeff Dickey-Chasins of JobBoardDoctor and Steven Rothberg of College Recruiter discover how Shelley fired Serge, and how Serge has tr...

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In this episode of JobBoardGeek, we decide to talk to each other about publicly-held job boards! What a concept! Jeff Dickey-Chasins of JobBoardDoctor and Steven Rothberg of College Recruiter dig into the list of publicly-held job boards reviewed on Jeff's recent blog post, and are amazed at how many there are. The move to public happened in two phases, Jeff points out, and Steven talks about why a company might want to - or no...

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In this episode of JobBoardGeek, we talk to Joe Meyer, the founder of ExecThread. As the name implies, this service exposes members to executive-level jobs - but these jobs aren't widely advertised, but instead come from executive search firms. Jeff Dickey-Chasins of JobBoardDoctor and Steven Rothberg of College Recruiter discover how these 'hidden' jobs are sourced, and how the revenue model for ExecThread works. Jeff ...

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In this episode of JobBoardGeek, Jeff Dickey-Chasins talks to...himself! Yes, co-host Steven Rothberg is off working (!). Jeff digs into 10 common mistakes that job boards and recruiting sites make. He finds these mistakes tend to occur no matter which niche or geographic location the site operates in - and he offers suggestions on avoiding these mistakes in the first place. Jeff covers pricing, metrics, renewals, and much more.

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In this episode of JobBoardGeek, we talk to Damon Levy of ClassATransport and JobsInRigs about how he helps employers find truckers. It's always been hard to find truckers, but Damon has an 'all of the above' approach that uses multiple marketing channels to keep the hiring pipelines full. Jeff Dickey-Chasins of JobBoardDoctor and Steven Rothberg of College Recruiter discover Damon's secret and talk about how the pa...

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In this episode of JobBoardGeek, we talk to Mike Corso of disabledperson, a pioneering site for disabled job seekers. Mike talks about how the site morphed from an online magazine to a job board - and why it is set up as a non-profit. Jeff Dickey-Chasins of JobBoardDoctor and Steven Rothberg of College Recruiter learn how SEO has made the site so successful - and get a good SEO referral to boot! Jeff ponders why a staffing firm wou...

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In this episode of JobBoardGeek, we talk to Stephen O' Donnell, founder of the NORAs.  The well-known U.K. awards program for recruiting companies has proved durable - and Stephen lets us in on its origin story.  Jeff Dickey-Chasins of JobBoardDoctor and Steven Rothberg of College Recruiter also learn about the return of TAtech to live events, and what exactly Stephen will be doing in his new role with the industry organization...

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In this episode of JobBoardGeek, we talk to Katie Mehnert of Ally Energy about how her efforts to bring diversity into the energy industry has been a challenge - but a rewarding one. She uses a combination of live events, awards, partnerships with companies, and of course her job board to pipeline candidates of diverse backgrounds into the mix of energy businesses, both old and new. Jeff Dickey-Chasins of JobBoardDoctor and Steven ...

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In this episode of JobBoardGeek, we talk to Noel Andrews of JobRack.eu about how his technology-focused job board pivoted from a standard job post model to a 'high touch' model that provides outsourced and specialized recruiting for clients. JobRack candidates come from Eastern Europe, which has a history of high-quality education and technological excellence. Noel also digs into the benefits and challenges of a high-touch ...

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In this episode of JobBoardGeek, we talk to Sara Sutton of FlexJobs about how she founded not one, but two job boards and met with success on both. Jeff Dickey-Chasins of JobBoardDoctor and Steven Rothberg of College Recruiter ask Sara why she focused on remote and flexible jobs when almost no one else was - and why her revenue model revolves around charging the candidate. Jeff also questions the wisdom of a recent announcement fro...

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In this episode of JobBoardGeek, we talk to Ian Partington of HST Hiring Group about what's changed - and hasn't - in the last 20 years of job boards and recruiting. Ian, who previously founded and ran the SimplyJobs group of job boards in the U.K., has seen a lot of changes in the industry, but he also notes niche job sites continue to be relevant to employers. He also gets into how his latest venture offers recruiting ser...

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In this episode of JobBoardGeek, we talk to Arran Stewart of Job.com about how he has married a job board to a blockchain-powered sourcing system via multiple staffing firm acquisitions. Yes, you read that right! Jeff Dickey-Chasins of JobBoardDoctor and Steven Rothberg of College Recruiter ask Arran about how the whole thing started, whether 'blockchain' is smoke and mirrors or an integral part of his offering, and what he...

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In this episode of JobBoardGeek, host Jeff Dickey-Chasins asks 3 discerning questions of co-host Steven Rothberg of College Recruiter.  In return, Steven asks 3 amazing questions of Jeff. They talk of visionaries needing glasses, whether a JobBoardDoctor looks good in a white coat, and contemplate the wisdom of a Blackhawks jersey at a job board trade show. It also becomes obvious that Steven has a fixation on penance. Jeff says: &...

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February 24, 2022 24 min

In this episode of JobBoardGeek, we talk to Lee Biggins of CV Library, a fixture on the UK job board scene for decades. Jeff Dickey-Chasins of JobBoardDoctor and Steven Rothberg of College Recruiter ask Lee about his strategy of dealing with such challenges as GDPR and Brexit, and how he's used research about his candidates to create compelling PR that builds awareness for the company's brand. Jeff wonders if Craigslist'...

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In this JobBoardGeek episode, we talk to Kasia Lynch of Nihongo Jobs, who has tackled an important but challenging market: Japanese-speaking job seekers in the U.S. How's that for a niche? Jeff Dickey-Chasins of JobBoardDoctor and Steven Rothberg of College Recruiter ask Kasia about how she came up with the idea, how she connects with employers and candidates, and the (many) challenges of working for Japanese firms - either in ...

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