I came across this great little blog post from the Reconverse team earlier in the week. They hit the nail right on the head!
They discuss the credibility of the source which is something so many people are overlooking. Think about who is writing about ‘the Death of the Job Board’, it’s more than likely they’re promoting one of the “masked assassins”. And it’s true what they say, you can’t forget the newspapers; everyone thought they would die…but have they? Read on…
The Reports of the Death of the Job Board Are Greatly Exaggerated
I have man flu at the moment and it’s made me a really angry person. So I thought I’d use that anger to get a few things off my cold clotted chest.
For the last 3 to 4 years every other blog I seem to read is about the “death of the job board”. Every so often, the masked assassin of the job board seems to take a different form; LinkedIn, Google, corporate sites, social media, mobile, and so on. I’m so BOOOOOOOOOOOORRRRRRRRRREEEEEEEEDDDDDD of it! Now I don’t work for a job board or a “job board killer”, so unlike most of these people that write these diatribes of digital doom, I can talk credibly about the subject, because I don’t profit either way. We have job board clients. We also have social media clients, mobile clients, ATS clients and newspaper clients.
The Credibility of the Source
Like when buying a car or a house, it’s always a good idea to understand the sellers motivations before you buy, or you could end up with a stinker. It’s the same when reading a blog. I’m not saying all of these posts are written by people that stand to gain from the apparent demise of job boards, but check the label for yourself before you buy buddy, there may be mildew in the cellar.”