The days of “build it and they will come” are gone for online-based businesses, if they ever existed. Older job boards in particular seem to struggle the most when it comes to the ways that user experience expectations, changes in SEO, and mobile-friendliness have drastically changed their industry over the past two decades. But some brand new job boards can run into trouble as well.
What are some of the biggest mistakes you can make in running a recruiting site? How do job boards screw up their chances at success? Here are a few ways that job boards sometimes sabotage themselves.
1. Never Surveying or Re-marketing to Your Customers and Users
You don’t know what you don’t know, and neither do your customers and candidates. Maybe you offer great referrals to job search tools and services, but none of your candidates know about them. Re-marketing to your candidates – that is, marketing to candidates after they’ve been inactive – is a great opportunity to keep them engaged and help your customers reach more candidates.