This infographic from Sample Job Descriptions shows the history of the job board.

It draws on information from Jeff Dickey-Chasings a.k.a. The Job Board Doctor.


  • Monster and CareerBuilder (originally Net) began in 1994.
  • The ‘Initial Steps’ involved the launching of Craigslist (1995) and Stepstone launching in Germany. 
  • Jobsonline became the #1 job site online in 1999, and niche sites began to appear in 2000.
  • In 2002, Monster bought for $800,000 – I wonder how much it would be worth now?
  • In 2003, LinkedIn launched – a new era for job boards.

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History Of Job Boards

About Laurence Hebberd

Senior Account Manager at Link Humans, a recruitment marketing agency.

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