Take that Facebook. Job Boards still on top!
Job Boards are alive and well, despite the flurry of predictions last year that they were soon to be ousted by social media (I'm looking at you Forbes!). The role of social media is definitely on the rise, but Job Boards are still going steady. This is especially true for niche and local Job Boards, as their specificity makes them quick and easy for employers and job seekers alike.
According to a 2012 survey, Job Boards still account for 20% of hires. This is second only to referrals which, like diamonds, are forever. Job Boards are still one of the first places that job seekers (even those much coveted 24 - 34 year-olds) turn when on the hunt. As much as we love Facebook recruiting, we also make Job Boards a priority. We've even found a way to merge the two.
Jobcast API allows Job Boards to push an employer's job listing from their Board directly onto that employer's Facebook Page. This means those jobs get the best of both worlds.
Okay, that explanation is a little confusing. Even to me and I wrote it! Let's try a diagram:
We call this feature Job Sync. If you'd like to know more about it, check out Ryan's Blog Post (he's much better at explaining how things work than I am.)
Links that Love Job Boards:
Recruiters Say Job Boards are Here to Stay. I've been reading way too much Forbes lately... Is that even possible?
That Job Board Thing. A really well-written article by John Sumser.
Lifehacker's Top 5 Job Search Sites. All Job Boards All the Time.
Recruiters that Use Job Boards are Lazy... Really? Sassy article by Recruiter Chicks. Their entire blog is pretty sassy!