Article by Jeff Dickey-Chasins (aka The Job Board Doctor)
New is always better than old. Don't believe me? Take an inventory of articles published in the last 12 months that focus on something new that will 'revolutionize' recruiting and leave all existing technologies/methods/disciplines in shambles. (This of course also applies to pretty much any industry you can think of, be it software, banking, or bagels). The articles always focus on the 'new'. Not the old. 9 out of 10 dentists can't be wrong - right?
Thus the title: job boards are the email of the recruiting world. Here's why:
- Email is old. So are job boards; they've been around since the (gasp!) 1990s. See above comment on the value of new vs. old
- No matter how hard vendors try, email just won't die. Ditto for job boards - they continue to be one of the top 2 sources of external hires for companies....
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