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Have You Completed Your WEDDLE’s Questionnaire Yet?

Have You Completed Your WEDDLE’s Questionnaire Yet?

Make sure your site appears in WEDDLE’s 2007 Guides and Directory. Sold in bookstores worldwide, they give your brand worldwide exposure at absolutely no cost.

For your site to be included, you must complete our data collection questionnaire. It’s short-it takes just 10 minutes to finish-but important-our readers count on us for up-to-date information on the top employment Web-sites.

  • If your site appeared in WEDDLE’s 2005/6 Guide, you should have received a questionnaire with the data you submitted for that book. This data must be updated for your site to be considered for inclusion in our 2007 books. For guidelines on updating your information, please see the Notes below. If you haven’t received your questionnaire, please contact Meagan at right away. The submission deadline is February 15, 2006; please submit your updated questionnaire to Our 2007 books arrive in bookstores in October of 2006.
  • If your site did not appear in WEDDLE’s 2005/6 Guide or you are new to WEDDLE’s, please submit your site data using the questionnaire at this location. This questionnaire and the Notes below indicate what data should be included in each field. Please follow the directions carefully as we can only publish data that conform to our guidelines. Please submit your completed questionnaire to The submission deadline is February 15, 2006. Our 2007 books arrive in bookstores in October of 2006.
  • Please submit a separate questionnaire for each site you would like to have featured in our Guide. The data on each site questionnaire must be unique to that site.
  • Notes for WEDDLE’s 2007 Data Collection Questionnaire

    The following guidelines refer to specific data fields on the questionnaire.

    Four of the data fields must be completed (for new sites) or updated (for 2005/6 Guide sites) to qualify for inclusion in the Guide. These fields are:

  • Number of people who visit the site (in unique visitors/month)
  • Time spent on site (in page views/month)
  • Number of job postings (as of January, 2006)
  • Number in database (resumes or profiles, if you have such a database)
  • Top salary levels of jobs: (Choose any two):

  • Hourly
  • $20-30K
  • $31-50K
  • $51-75K
  • $76-100K
  • $101-150K
  • $151-200K
  • $200K+
  • Source of postings: (Choose no more than two):

  • Employers
  • Agency
  • Other sites
  • Fee to view resumes: (Choose only one):

  • Fee-indicate what the fee is
  • None
  • Included in posting fee
  • How acquired: (Choose one or two):

  • Individuals
  • Resume cos.
  • Spiders
  • Other-specify
  • Who can post a resume: (Choose only one):

  • Anyone
  • Alumni only
  • Members only
  • In an industry
  • In a field
  • If registered
  • Please submit your questionnaire to

    Have You Joined Your Site’s Trade Association Yet?

    On February 6, 2006, the U.S. Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs will implement a new regulation governing the definition of an online candidate. This regulation dramatically changes the way some job board customers must use job postings and perform resume database searches. These changes could, in turn, negatively affect your business and even the viability of your site.

    This is just one of the issues that the International Association of Employment Web Sites is working on for its members. The Association’s membership includes organizations that are stand alone enterprises, newspapers, professional associations, radio stations and affinity groups. Some operate locally, some regionally, some nationally, and some internationally. They are large, medium and small in size; some have been in operation over a decade, and some have literally just launched their Web-site.

    All, however, are united in their belief that they can:

  • learn from one another through the Association’s Member discussion boards and meetings;
  • gain from the differentiation provided by the Association’s brand and logo;
  • improve through the research and Best Practices distributed by the Association; and
  • support their organization’s mission more effectively through the collective voice and influence of the Association.
  • To learn more about the International Association of Employment Web Sites and to download an application form, please click here. Or, to speak to the Executive Director, Peter Weddle, please call 203.964.1888.

    Need a Speaker for an Upcoming Conference or Convention?

    Consider WEDDLE’s Publisher, Peter Weddle. Drawing on the 10+ years of research compiled by WEDDLE’s, he speaks on a range of topics including:

  • The War for Talent: What It Is & What It Isn’t
  • Human Resource Leadership: The Antidote for Human Resource Management
  • The Best Practices in Online Recruiting
  • Optimizing the Candidate Experience: the Key to Success in Recruitment
  • Building and Operating a World Class Corporate Career Site
  • How to Look for A Job on the Web … and Still Look Like a Winner
  • and other topics related to successful employment and talent management.

    Here’s what one attendee had to say about his performance:

    “WOW!! I had the opportunity to listen to Peter Weddle speak last week at a conference and ‘WOW!!’ does NOT do justice to how I felt after listening to him!”

    For more information and to schedule a presentation, please call Peter at 203.964.1888.