I’ve been in the job board world since 1998, which probably makes me some sort of dinosaur or masochist. Strangely enough, the imminent death of job boards has been proclaimed almost since their inception.

Today is no different. Whether it’s here or here or here, the word on the street (or in the blog, as it were) is that the job board’s days are numbered because of a changing employment environment, Twitter, job board greed and incompetence, a surplus of recruiters, social networks, or a as-yet unknown technological innovation.

Why? What drives this desire to proclaim the imminent demise of job boards?

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Comment by Stephanie Huff on May 28, 2009 at 11:53am
I have pondered this myself and for awhile agreed that job boards may be becoming archaic. But now in a sense I am going back on my word. It may not be what I use most often to find candidates but I still buy a license to the major job board databases every year just in case, because I would most certainly rather pay the license fee than to pay a third party recruiter twice as much to sell me on a canddiate they so easily sourced from a job board.

We will always need a way to post jobs so that piece will never go away. Even twitter now has a site tweetmyjobs.com site to advertise jobs and tweet job openings to potential followers in scpecific market areas. I just think that like every other type of business out there, the major job boards are going to have to continue to find ways to keep the audience interested in using them. That goes for jobseekers and employers. The job board market will just have to become more innovative and adhere to the market trends. The problem right now is how fast will the market continue to change and can job boards keep up with the demands for change?
Comment by Jeff Dickey-Chasins on May 28, 2009 at 11:57am
In some ways, I've seen more innovation and ideas from the niche job boards than I have from the 'big 3'.


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