Why Aren’t Job Boards Working?

  • too many results that aren’t a good fit
  • keyword searching provides inaccurate, irrelevant matches
  • finding a match is too time consuming
  • limited ability to pre-screen online

Anyone have any more ideas why job boards aren’t working online right now? Lets get some conversations going.

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Comment by Chris Russell on August 13, 2007 at 3:28pm
Well, as a job board owner myself I would argue that the problem lies more with the recruiters/HR people who post on job sites with little thought given to the ROI. Too many of you "post and pray" that the applicants will come. However you need to do your homework before posting. Niche and regional job boards like the ones I run (see http://www.allcountyjobs.com ) can be much better at attracting targeted candidates. There are other factors too like poorly written job descriptions which contribute to the problem.
Comment by roundpegs on August 14, 2007 at 12:19am
the job posting has become an ad - and nothing much more. i have this idea that a job posting should be this organic thing, kind of like a facebook profile, with info about the job, but more importantly, a "wall"/message board that allows conversations to flow about the job and company. i feel like the more qualified conversations we have online, the better the online job market will be
Comment by Shilpa on August 14, 2007 at 1:21am

I understand that the conversation is about:
1) Poor responses to job postings on job boards.
2) Poor quality of resumes generated from the search.

Further, I would like to say that resumes generation from job boards is an orthodox approach.

Mich,I agree with you about job posting being considered as just another ad. What lacks is identifying your target audience ie "a candidate". While posting a job on job boards you need to create a sense of "this is for me!" for your target audience.

Chris, I agree with you as well :). Industry specified job boards is the trend of market over general job boards.

Though, as per my observations "passive" is the key in today's recruitment world.

any comments......


Shilpa Lele


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