In the United States and parts of Europe, conventional wisdom holds that job boards are dead. Personalized recruiting generated by an array of social media powered by artificial intelligence is on the verges of wiping out the business. Social media, in that view, is a revolution of the same scale as the original emergence of the internet.
Probably not so much.
If you listen closely, you’ll see that the loudest voices are those with something to gain. It’s not much of a surprise that the proponents of the post-job board future are all social media consultants. Will there be a social aspect to future job hunts? You bet. Will it be at the complete expense of the Job Board Industry? Not likely.