Has anyone ever gotten a job off of one of the big job boards, Monster, career builde

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  1. gwartney

    gwartney Is there gas in the car? Gold

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    Career builder, Indeed, etc? Do you know anyone who has gotten a job from applying on one of those sites?

    I've applied for jobs that I was a 100% fit and never even gotten a phone interview.

    I know that they use computers to screen the applications but I always make sure to have almost the exact phrasing they use in their ads.

    I bet I've applied to 50 places. I just really started tracking it this year. No callbacks. I've had a few headhunters that want paid to find me a job but no employers.
     
  2. BrulesRules

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    Only time they really work is if your resume has keywords that a company is in specific need of...hard to find skills or more importantly Security Clearance...if you have one of those just put the resume up and you will be getting emails/calls no problem.
     
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    crazypreacher Maker of Lists Gold

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    Like everything else on the internet 95% bs. Employment agencies stockpiling candidates. Indeed is the best one.
     
  4. gwartney

    gwartney Is there gas in the car? Gold

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    In this job market, few skills are hard to find. I don't have security clearance either. I think prior military would have helped a lot too.

    In one of my last jobs, I was interviewing PHDs for entry level jobs. It was ridiculous.
     
  5. gwartney

    gwartney Is there gas in the car? Gold

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    I had an employment counselor tell me that networking is almost the only way to get a job nowadays. That's a tough one. The problem with networking groups is that they are almost all people looking for jobs too. How can that help?
     
  6. crazypreacher

    crazypreacher Maker of Lists Gold

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    It's a bitch out there. My network is tiny because I've worked alone my whole life.
     
  7. queerface

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    I find I tend to have more luck with linkedin.
    Also, try glassdoor. You can find out who is hiring and fire over a resume directly to the companies website.
    I've hired from careerbuilder. Never found a gig on it though.
     
  8. Sternac

    Sternac HALs Pal

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    those files go right to the HR people to screen I think. monster, etc. is a waste of time IMO :ucoffee:
     
  9. Mark Mayonnaise

    Mark Mayonnaise You look like a tree! VIP

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    Maschine Zeit Well-Known Member

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    never. i tried them all when i was unemployed back in 08.
     
  11. yosemite sam

    yosemite sam Camel Jockey Gold

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    Networking groups can be effective if you fit a niche. Everyone is in the same industry but not the same field :dontknow: