Ever since I interviewed Aging Media’s John Yedinak on the podcast, I’ve been thinking a lot about job boards. When I released the episode, another listener seemed almost relieved that he wasn’t the only one that had struggled to make a job board work for their business. It made me think about the two times that I had attempted to build job boards.
The first time was at my first company, ThomasNet. We set out to create a niche job board that would be for jobs in manufacturing and procurement. It made sense in our minds because ThomasNet was all about bringing manufacturing back to America and it’s a tool used by many procurement professionals.
Ben Clymer is founder and CEO of Hodinkee, a media and commerce company dedicated to the luxury watch market. What started as a personal blog thanks to a watch from his grandfather has turned into a highly respected business that can sell millions of dollars in watches in minutes.
In this episode, we went through the many different facets of the business, but a few things jumped out to me…