Awesome Blogs Job Board Owners Should be Reading

It’s important for job board owners to pay attention to changes in technology, keep up with what competitors and other industry players are doing, and hear the perspectives of recruiters, employers, HR managers, and job seekers. So here’s a round-up of some of our favourite bloggers and industry news sites!



Job Board Doctor by Jeff Dickey-Chasins

A frequent point of reference for this blog, Jeff-Dickey Chasins writes in-depth about job boards, including news about new job boards and what kind of ideas and business models are being tested in the market. Here’s a highlight of some recent posts: is a part of ERE Media that includes and Sourcecon. regularly publishes articles from a variety of authors that cover big news items and opinions on the job board and recruiting space. Here are a few recent highlights:


The Careerleaf Blog

The Careerleaf Blog is written by yours truly since 2014 and has a lot of resources and advice for job board owners. If you’re reading this now, you’ve probably seen our most recent posts, so I’ll highlight a few older posts that remain popular with readers:

  • 5 Reasons Not to Start a Job Board: Just like any business, running a job board is hard work, and it’s worth it to think it through before diving in head-first.
  • How to Promote Your Job Board: A primer on marketing your job board, including tips on building a brand, and using social media and content to get noticed.
  • The Simply Hired Shutdown: News and Next Steps: When SimplyHired was bought by Indeed’s parent company, Recruit, it left many publishers using their job board product in the lurch. This post was a recap and analysis of those events.



Job Board Journalist

TA Tech’s job board-focused blog authored by Peter Weddle asks big-picture questions about trends and business models, and also covers TA Tech events. A few recent posts of note:



HR Dive

HR Dive covers a variety of Human Resources-related topics, including recruiting. It also frequently covers news items having to do with the job market, working life, and the economy, usually providing their own analysis as well.

Study: One-quarter of millennials fear robots taking their jobs: Alex Hickey talks about Millennials’ relationships with technology and the worry over automation’s impact on their future job prospects.


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