JOB BOARD JOURNALIST

November 22, 2005   view past issues

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Data Collection for WEDDLE’s 2007 Books Begins Soon

Data Collection for WEDDLE’s 2007 Books Begins Soon

WEDDLE’s will be sending out its data collection questionnaires for its 2007 books in January of 2006. We’ll ask sites to return their completed questionnaires within 45 days as the books are scheduled to hit the shelves at Amazon.com and in Barnes & Noble, Borders and other bookstores by October 2006. In addition, WEDDLE’s books are now routinely stocked by thousands of libraries around the U.S., ensuring even more visibility for your site.

Every site that responds to the questionnaire will be included in WEDDLE’s 2007 Directory, “the address book of the employment Web-site industry.” In addition, 350 sites will be selected for special profiling in WEDDLE’s 2007 Guide, the “Zagat of the online employment marketplace.”

  • If your site was selected for inclusion in WEDDLE’s 2005/6 Guide, you will be sent the questionnaire you submitted last year. As our readers value WEDDLE’s books for their accurate and up-to-date information, certain fields of the questionnaire must be updated for your site to be considered for inclusion in the 2007 Guide.
  • If your site was not selected for inclusion in our 2005/6 Guide or if your site is new to WEDDLE’s, you will receive a blank questionnaire. One of the keys to selection is the submission of a complete questionnaire. There are only a handful of questions in the survey so it typically takes just minutes to get it done.
  • Please Note: The data collection questionnaire for your site will be sent to you. If you would like it sent to someone else, please notify us right away at corporate@weddles.com.

    Five Good Reasons to Join the IAEWS

    What’s the IAEWS? It’s the International Association of Employment Web Sites, the trade organization for job boards and career portals that has just been launched. You should join this Association because it’s your industry’s trade group and because it will:

  • help you to differentiate your site as a professionally run enterprise that upholds the operating and commercial standards expected by employers, recruiters and job seekers;
  • enable you to participate in the setting of those standards and their promotion to the media and the public;
  • provide an efficient and appropriate way for you to interact with and learn from your peers in the industry;
  • position your site to participate in the Association’s annual trade show-the only meeting in the world where employers and recruiters will be able to see hundreds, maybe even thousands of job boards and career portals … all at the same time and all in one place; and
  • support your efforts to highlight the positive contribution that your site and other employment Web-sites make to employers, recruiters and job seekers alike.
  • For more information about the Association, please visit EmploymentWebSites.org. You’ll find the Member Application Form through the link at the bottom of this page on the site.

    Don’t Forget About WEDDLE’s Annual User’s Choice Awards

    WEDDLE’s annual User’s Choice Awards are the only international award presented to the best job boards and career portals on the Internet, based on the balloting of employers, recruiters and job seekers. Each year, WEDDLE’s hosts a Polling Station on its site that is open to all and enables actual users to designate their favorite employment Web-sites. At the need of the year, we screen to eliminate duplicate ballots, tally the votes, and identify the 30 sites with the most support. These sites are designated WEDDLE’s User’s Choice Award winners for the upcoming year. They are recognized in all of WEDDLE’s publications, in a special area on the WEDDLE’s Web-site and in a year-long promotional campaign that generated ink in such publications as The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times and Fortune magazine.

    If your site is not on the ballot and you would like it to be, please contact Peter Weddle at peter@weddles.com. While it may be too late to grab the brass ring for 2006, the timing is right to position your site for the 2007 balloting.

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