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Robbie Cowling
“I remember when this was all fields, as far as the eye can see!” When I was young, this was one of my Dad’s favourite phrases.   With the passing of time, some of us older geezers can now say this about the Online Recruitment industry. 16 years ago (or thereabouts) an industry was born. Pioneers...
Know this. Each of the major job boards in this country firmly believes they will ultimately be the last one standing. Or at least they would, if job boards were sentient beings.  Their management teams not only believe it too, but also have the declared intent of making it so.  This is not such a...
Ever since Jeff Taylor launched Monster, and Robbie Cowling founded Jobserve, it has been generally accepted that job boards are merely replicating the print media model of advertising vacancies.  Enabling employers and recruitment agencies to broadcast their available jobs to candidates, who were actively looking for a career move was very civilised, but meant that...
As a young-ish industry, subject to change at any time (as is the wont of many internet businesses) the online recruitment sector is subject to the threat of game changing moves, which can radically alter the premise upon which we mostly operate.  Our industry is entirely predicated upon a set of assumptions, about how we...
As Robbie Cowling will testify, Jobserve were the first established online recruitment job board in 1994. Initially a “jobs-by-email” service, the existence of the World Wide Web was known and used by very few, and largely consisted of IT experts and enthusiasts. Early websites were referred to as bulletin boards, leading to the term Job-Boards....