JobBoardGeek talks about the business of connecting candidates and employers. Join Jeff Dickey-Chasins, the JobBoardDoctor, and Steven Rothberg of College Recruiter as they talks about job board news and technology from around the globe!
And so it ends...
In this episode, Jeff Dickey-Chasins of JobBoardDoctor and Steven Rothberg of College Recruiter say goodbye to the JobBoardGeek podcast. You'll have to listen to find out why it's ending but (hint) it's not because we didn't have fun! We did! Occasionally, so did our guests. Jeff talks with Steven about his new podcasts - that's right, two! - and they pull back the curtain behind creating a podcast, and why it takes a bit more time that you might think it should.
From Wall Street to a job board network that helps a diverse audience
In this episode of JobBoardGeek, we talk to Roy Baladi of JobsForHumanity. Roy's start as a Wall Street quant gave little hint of his eventual role in founding JobsForHumanity, a network of job boards that target underserved and diverse candidates. Jeff Dickey-Chasins of JobBoardDoctor and Steven Rothberg of College Recruiter discover how Roy's initial experience in founding JobsforLebanon led him to refocusing on a bigger audience: the candidates around the world that traditional job sites overlook. Jeff also takes aim at a questionable article using iffy data, while Steven chimes in with his usual sage advice.
A multi-national job board software company that gives customers the high touch treatment
In this episode of JobBoardGeek, we talk to Martin Lenz of Jobiqo, a job board software platform. Martin's dual background in computer science and project management has helped Jobiqo grow to over 50 employees and dozens of countries in the past 5 years. Jeff Dickey-Chasins of JobBoardDoctor and Steven Rothberg of College Recruiter discover how Jobiqo went from customizing everything for every customer, to focusing on a more product-oriented approach while still investing heavily in their search technology. Jeff also talks about government regulation of classifieds and job boards, while Steven focuses more on the authoritarian control of news in some places.
Which conferences should you attend - and why
In this episode, Jeff Dickey-Chasins of JobBoardDoctor and Steven Rothberg of College Recruiter talk about which conferences a job board owner or employee should attend - and why. They explain the differences between a HR-focused conference and a job board-specific conference, and why both can be valuable. Some of the conferences discussed include: JobBoardsConnect, TAtech, RecBuzz, HRTech, SHRM, and RecFest. The two job board geeks agree - if there was ever a job board conference out there, they probably went to it - many times!
Managing an empire of niche sites: how EuroJobSites does it
In this episode of JobBoardGeek, we talk to Lars Peter Svane of EuroJobSites. His multi-site company tackles different niches in the European job market, and has been successful for decades. Jeff Dickey-Chasins of JobBoardDoctor and Steven Rothberg of College Recruiter discover how Lars managed to turn a side venture into a full-time business by expanding his offerings to meet specific customer demands - all while juggling multiple countries, languages, and hiring preferences. Jeff weighs in on Indeed India's recent addition of a Hindi option for its users; Steven sees it as a smart move in a competitive market.
Is video worth a thousand job postings?
In this episode of JobBoardGeek, we talk to Brian Forrester of Lumina.co about how his company turns text job ads into videos - at scale. With job ads often running to 300 words or (much) more, candidate engagement can be difficult. Jeff Dickey-Chasins of JobBoardDoctor and Steven Rothberg of College Recruiter discover how Lumina turns those ads into videos that can increase engagement - and applications. Jeff also puzzles over JobIndex's complaint against Google for Jobs in Europe, and Steven (as always) has answers.
Informative & fun!
Anyone interested in the job board industry should have this podcast on their radar. Super informative and funny, too :)
I’m looking forward to more episodes!