Today, some 100,000 Internet job boards vie for listings and resumes, double the number in 2000, and the job specific nature of the websites is becoming even more granular.
Move over CareerBuilder and Monster. Niche job boards continue to proliferate and grow in popularity, giving the top two job boards stiff competition. "While the large job sites provide a breadth of candidates, they result in employers having to slog through hundreds of resumes to find good talent," says Peter Weddle, president of Weddle's, a Stamford, Connecticut-based employment consultancy, and head of the International Association of Employment Web Sites. "Niche sites allow employers to go directly to the A-level performers, who typically focus their job search efforts on specialized search engines."
Niche job boards are growing at a rapid pace. Today, some 100,000 Internet job boards vie for listings and resumes, double the number in 2000, according to Weddle's research. And the job specific nature of the websites is becoming even more granular. "Job sites are slicing and dicing into ever finer gradation," Weddle says. "No longer is it enough to have a job site focused on logistics, for example. It now has to specialize in warehousing logistics or trucking logistics."
The growth of these niche sites results in large part from a recognition that the way to establish an edge over larger, general job boards is to offer more-much more-to those seeking specialized employment. Read the balance of the article written by Deborah Silver from Workforce.com.
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