I’ve known Lee for many years and, as a keynote speaker at the European Job Board Summit 2013, I was interested not just to hear his views on building and running a job board business but also how he sees key management issues and what still keeps “keeps him awake at night”. Continue reading “The Jobg8 Summit Interview Series – Lee Biggins”
Aggregators, or vertical search engines (old school name!!), have been around since the early days of the internet job boards but both have enjoyed an uneasy relationship: one supplies jobs whilst the other traffic BUT both, of course, want the job seeker to come to them first.
The “traditional” aggregator takes a feed of jobs from job boards and then resells traffic to the boards BUT some aggregators will, to build job volume, also scrap/spider other sources of content, i.e. recruitment consultancy and direct employer sites, or take a feed from the ATS.
Of course therein lays an issue, the ability to resist the temptation to monetize the traffic that they generate for these jobs. Many aggregators cannot resist this revenue opportunity and therefore end up competing with their original customers, the job boards. Continue reading “The Aggregator”
The first in our series of interviews with speakers at our European Job Board Summit saw Dave Martin share 5 tips for job boards going mobile. The second in our series sees our North American guest speaker at EJBS 2013, Jeff Dickey–Chasins aka The Job Board Doctor offer his views of the Job Board Market.
Keith Robinson interviews Jeff.