080926 Great Job Board 3

On September 26, 2008, in All, Job Boards, JohnSumser.com, by John Sumser
(Sep 25, 2008) To wrap this up, let’s explore the idea that a great job board is all in the eye of the beholder. If it gives me more value, of a kind that I want, than I invest, it’s a good thing. If it gives me less value than I invest in it, it’s […]
 

080926 Daily Links (Sep 26, 2008)

On September 26, 2008, in All, Daily Links, JohnSumser.com, by John Sumser
Thought For The Day: It’s a menu where the listings yell at you. The Next Internet"The flexibility we have seen in the Internet is a consequence of one simple observation: the Internet is essentially a software artifact. As we have learned in the past several decades, software is an endless frontier. There is no limit […]
 

080924 Great Job Board 2

On September 24, 2008, in All, Employment Branding, Job Boards, JohnSumser.com, by John Sumser
(Sep 24, 2008) When I talk to my kids about finding a job, I tell them to avoid using job boards. While job boards can be helpful in a job hunt, it’s easy to fall prey to the belief that they are the only thing you need to do.
 

080924 Daily Links (Sep 24, 2008)

On September 23, 2008, in All, Daily Links, JohnSumser.com, by John Sumser
Thought For The Day: "it’s just a handful of people in the world who can tell the difference between you and me. But I’m one of them." Fake popup study sadly confirms most users are idiotsWell, it’s not so much that they’re idiots. It’s that the geeks in the middle of all of this fun […]
 

080923 A Great Job Board?

On September 22, 2008, in All, Job Boards, JohnSumser.com, Online Community, by John Sumser
(Sep 23, 2008) Jason Davis started a great conversation over on RecruitingBlogs.com. Take a look at "Building a successful Job Board". Like most discussions that try to generalize about a big idea, you run into trouble quickly on this topic. Success is one of those ideas that is entirely in the eye of the beholder. […]
 

080923 Daily Links (Sep 23, 2008)

On September 22, 2008, in All, Daily Links, Daily News, JohnSumser.com, by John Sumser
Thought For The Day: Why aren’t more business get-togethers about having fun? Building A Successful Job BoardVery interesting conversation featuring several bright lights from the industry. A job board is best understood as a marketplace. What makes them great (and successful) is when both
 

080922 Recruitfest

On September 22, 2008, in All, Industry Analysis, JohnSumser.com, Online Community, Recruiting Wisdom, by John Sumser
I spent the end of last week in Toronto at Recruitfest. A one (plus) day get together for members of the recruiting industry, the conference was designed as a networking event. Jason Davis’ brainchild, Recruitfest tackled 1. The day started at a reasonable time. Every industry event I have ever been to makes a point […]
 

080922 Daily Links (Sep 22, 2008)

On September 21, 2008, in All, Daily Links, JohnSumser.com, by John Sumser
Thought For The Day: People will
 

080919 Daily Links (Sep 19, 2008)

On September 18, 2008, in All, Daily Links, JohnSumser.com, by John Sumser
Thought For The Day: Crisis is opportunity. Wall Street Woes Have Recruiters Scrambling as Firms Try to Poach Talent Most of the interest is coming from buy-side firms, such as hedge funds and asset management companies, which hope to cherry-pick the best talent at Lehman and Merrill, Dolfino said. “These guys are vultures,” he said. […]
 

080918 Daily Links (Sep 18, 2008)

On September 18, 2008, in All, Daily Links, Job Boards, JohnSumser.com, by John Sumser
Thought For The Day: We are in this position as the result of the unintended consequences of some very good intentions. Hcareers Launches Exclusive Partnership With CorVirtusAnother job board/assessment technology arrangement. Assessment is voodoo and doesn’t really work very well without a deep investigation of the actual culture of the company. The market is grasping […]