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Posted February 05, 2014 by

College Recruiter CEO Faith Rothberg Elected to IAEWS Board of Governors

Faith Rothberg, CEO of

Faith Rothberg, CEO of

Minneapolis, MN, January 31, 2014 — The International Association of Employment Web Sites, the trade association for the global online employment services industry, today announced that College Recruiter CEO Faith Rothberg was elected to the 2014 Board of Governors.

Faith will be joined on the Board by:

  • John Bell, CEO Boxwood Technology
  • Ethan Bloomfield, SVP ZipRecruiter
  • Ted Daywalt, CEO VetJobs
  • Jamie Freundlich, CEO LiveCareer
  • David Lewis, CEO
  • Rathin Sinha, CEO America’s Job Exchange

The IAEWS was founded by executive director Peter Weddle and has 900 member organizations representing 60,000 employment sites that serve job seekers, employers and recruiters worldwide. These employment sites are job boards and career portals operated by:

  • commercial enterprises;
  • newspapers;
  • radio and television stations;
  • trade and professional magazines and publications;
  • professional associations and societies;
  • college, university, and trade/technical school alumni organizations; and
  • affinity groups.

Today, job boards and career portals serve virtually every profession, craft and trade, in every industry, in every country of the world.

Posted January 31, 2014 by Named a Top Job Board 8th Year in a Row

2014 WEDDLE's Users Choice AwardsMinneapolis, MN, January 31, 2014 — The 2014 WEDDLE’s User’s Choice Awards were announced today and, for the eighth year in a row, niche job board was selected as one of the top 30 job boards globally.

According to WEDDLE’s CEO Peter Weddle, who is also the executive director of the International Association of Employment Web Sites, the best insight on which employment sites are most helpful comes from the job seekers and career activists, employers and recruiters who use the sites and that’s what the annual WEDDLE’s User’s Choice Awards are all about. “They recognize the elite of the online employment services industry according to the most discerning judges around. The voting runs from January 1st to December 31st of each year. Then, the 30 sites with the most votes are recognized as the User’s Choice Award winners throughout the next year. It is the most prestigious award a job board or social media site can receive. Why? Because it is the only accolade where the winners are picked by the people who have actually used them.” (more…)

Posted December 20, 2013 by

Peter Weddle’s presentation at #truCollegeRecruiter NYC: Post Social Recruiting

The #truCollegeRecruiter NYC conference was hosted on Monday, December 9, 2013 at the Times Square, New York headquarters of EY (formerly Ernst & Young) and organized by niche job board and #tru recruiting event planners.

The conference brought together about 100 hiring managers, recruiters, and other human resource professionals who wanted to share best practices and learn from each other about how to more efficiently and effectively hire and manage college and university students and recent graduates. (more…)

Posted September 17, 2010 by

Employers: Tell the Association for 60,000 Job Boards What You Love/Hate About Our Industry

International Association of Employment Web SitesThe International Association of Employment Web Sites (IAEWS) is the trade organization for the global online employment services industry. Its members include, the American Medical Association, Society for Human Resource Management, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Monster, CareerBuilder, Dice, Jobing VetJobs, and Collectively, these organizations power or operate over 60,000 employment-related sites worldwide.

The IAEWS is conducting a survey to determine employer and recruiter views of job boards, career portals, social media sites and other Web-based providers of employment products and services. They’d like to have your input, as well. Please click take the survey.

It’s anonymous and takes just 10 minutes. In addition, if you request it, they’ll send you a copy of the aggregate findings of the survey when they’re published.

Posted September 04, 2010 by

The Career Activist Republic

Career Activist Republic book by Peter WeddleOne of my favorite people in the staffing and employment industries is Peter Weddle the author or editor of over two dozen books and former columnist for The Wall Street Journal, National Business Employment Weekly, and He’s also the executive director of the International Association of Employment Web Sites, the only association for job boards like

Peter just published yet another book and this one is perfectly targeted to anyone who is considering striking out on their own by starting their own business, whether that business be a traditional one with physical premises, employees, and inventory or the type of business which has become far more popular over the past couple of decades: consulting. Peter makes the case the today’s workers aren’t becoming free agents like others have referred to them as but instead they’re becoming “freed agents” meaning their own career activists.

Peter’s new book, The Career Activist Republic, is based around three ideas:

  1. Every human being is a person of talent—they are endowed with a capacity for excellence which enables them to accomplish extraordinary feats at work.
  2. In today’s turbulent global marketplace, employers are no longer hiring even perfectly qualified candidates—what they want, what they need to employ is talent.
  3. That desperate need empowers every American to work for him or herself while being employed by someone else—to create the kind of security they can actually count on even in difficult times.

Have you lost faith in the American Dream? Read The Career Activist Republic and give yourself the tools to construct it for yourself.