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Posted April 09, 2013 by

The History & Statistics of Job Boards

Job boards have been and continue to be an important resource for both job seekers and employers.  Industry experts and those who used job boards in the early days probably have a better understanding of how far this job search method has come, but what about the job seekers and employers of today?  The following infographic takes you through the history of the job board industry and more, including the top 10 job board niches. (more…)

Posted October 26, 2012 by

Number of Apply Clicks and Cost Per Click for Job Posting Ads

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A commonly used cliche has the buyer of advertising stating that he knows that half of his advertising is working but he just wishes that he knew which half. That cliche pre-dates the Internet as today’s marketers should and sometimes do know which of their ads is working. But even then, how do you define “working?”

One of the interesting developments since CollegeRecruiter.com went live way back in 1996 is the increased attention employers are paying to metrics so they can better understand where their money is being well spent. For 16 years we’ve heard employers say that they use niche job boards such as ours because they care more about quality than quantity yet when it came time to decide whether to renew a job posting package our sales team would invariably hear yes or no based upon how many applications the employer received from our candidates. Those employers were saying they were basing their decisions on quality but actually were basing them on quantity. (more…)

Posted February 22, 2012 by

Are Bigger Niche Job Boards Always Better?

Jessica Holbrook Hernandez of Great Resumes Fast

Jessica Holbrook Hernandez of Great Resumes Fast

In a world where bigger is often viewed as better, it’s sometimes tough to decide whether to choose products and services based upon size or other specific factors. This can even be the case when deciding which job boards to use within your niche.

Of course, niche job boards could be considered the smaller version of the generic job boards that are usually larger and more popular. But even within a niche you will find bigs and smalls. So how do you decide whether bigger is better for you? (more…)