Are Job Boards Still Worth the Effort?

Professional Resume Services

Make no mistake about it: job boards are a thing of the past. In the past, you may have posted your resume on a job board and had a reasonable shot at getting a new job opportunity; however, the way skilled workers find jobs has changed. The vast majority of these boards have become black holes for your executive bio and resume. Recently, around 2-4% of people posting resumes on a traditional job board found employment.

My Bold Prediction for 2013: Job Boards will LIVE

Workology

Job Boards Live On! Back in 2009, nearly four years ago, “guru” Dan Schwabel wrote about the demise of job boards. I am happy to report that job boards are still here and every year, hundreds of entrepreneurs and techies launch their new version of the “job board” And while, Mr. Schwabel’s post provided valuable jobseeker advice, he did not predict correctly the demise of job boards. WooHoo!

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Toxic Executive Job Search Beliefs: Hit the job boards hard

Executive Career Brand

Your executive job search isn’t going well. You spend hours and hours every day scouring the job boards, customizing your resume, and responding to postings. Time to hit the job boards hard.”. Many job seekers believe that being up-to-date with the latest internet-driven job search methods means continuously blasting your resume out to any job postings that remotely look like a potential fit.

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Chicken Little — The Job Boards Are Failing

Workology

The Job Boards Are Failing. There’s been a lot of banter , discussion , and revelation about job boards and their impending failure and doom as an effective source for employers to hire qualified candidates and post openings. Experts have said that social media and the creation of social recruiting will serve as a replacement for job boards and will be their detriment. Bottom line is that job boards serve a purpose.

3 Reasons To Use Niche Job Boards

Tim's Strategy

Scrolling through pages and pages of job postings is a daunting, repetitive process. However, there is an alternative, and all you need is a general idea of the industry you are looking to work in: niche job boards (click this link for a nice long list of niche job boards). . Niche job boards are industry specific, posting jobs within a concentrated industry, in contrast to general job boards such as Monster or CareerBuilder.

Reasons You May Want to Avoid Job Boards for Your Executive Job Search

Professional Resume Services

Executive job boards have a purpose, but the chances of you landing your dream job from them are very low. Spending a significant amount of time on your executive profile is great, but the best way to display it isn’t necessarily on an online job board. Hundreds and thousands of jobs are posted on job boards every day. Here are some of the top reasons why you should avoid job boards for your executive job search.

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What Are the Best Internet Job Boards for C-Level Executives?

Professional Resume Services

Finding the right job board will enhance the power of resumes and cover letters. You hire an executive resume writer to help you perfect resumes and cover letters , but how are you actually finding the ideal job? There are many job boards where people can network and make connections that can lead to new career opportunities. However, general job boards won’t provide the same results as niche markets.

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Idealist.org as Your Go To Nonprofit Job Board

Competitive Resumes

One of the premiere nonprofit job boards to use is idealist.org and get job advice from idealistcareers.org. IdealistCareers.org is a not only a nonprofit job board but also has good content for your job search. Its job board includes nonprofit organizations, support organizations, and recruiters for nonprofits. Idealistcareers.org is the companion for the job board as a companion online publication that offers career advice.

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19 Job Boards That Offer Free Job Postings

Workology

Job Boards Remain Great Candidate Source for Recruiters. I know in the past I’ve called for the end of job boards, however, they have remained a great place for companies to reach and engage talent for their organization. According to the 2015 Career XRoads Source of Hire repor t, job boards account for nearly 10% of all hires while job aggregators like SimplyHired and Indeed account for over 17% of all hires of the companies surveyed.

What Job Boards are Most Useful for Applicants?

The Undercover Recruiter

You’re looking for a new job, so the best place to turn is to the biggest and most popular job posting sites, right? Employers don’t always turn to the major job posting sites. It pays to know what type of employer is likely to post on what job sites. When it comes to general job searching, Monster , Careerbuilder , and Indeed definitely run the game. Indeed is the most all inclusive job posting board. Specialized Job Boards.

6 Niche Job Boards to Find Your Next Job

Workology

I am not normally a fan of job boards because I gravitate towards networking and relationship building to find opportunities of any kind. However, the fact remains that there are times when you may need to use a job board in your search. I suspect you are familiar with the major job sites such as Monster, CareerBuilder, Simply Hired and Indeed. Here are just a few examples of well regarded niche job sites. 6 Niche Job Boards to Find Your Next Job.

Is LinkedIn the best job board? « Career Brander

Career Brander

Career Brander Blog About Career Brander « Job Interviewing: Top Ten Traits Hiring Managers Are Looking For Reputation Defender or Reputation Creator? » Is LinkedIn the best job board? Career Brander advocates a much more targeted job search campaign that focuses on,personal branding, best-fit target companies, data mining, networking and establishing web spiders through tools that help uncover the hidden job market , such as Job Search Radar.

Recruiters: How to Maximise Your Job Board Usage [Top 10 Tips]

The Undercover Recruiter

Job boards can be a very effective part of the recruitment marketing mix when used to their full potential. All job boards will be able to provide you with statistics in terms of market reach, registered users, views and clicks but it can help to ask for more specific information in terms of the job you are hiring for. 2) Make your job easy to find: Different job boards use different technology platforms – they all have different ways of ranking jobs.

Job Boards: Job Search Do Or Don’t?

Career Realism

Job Boards: Job Search Do Or Don’t? Job boards like Monster, CareerBuilder, Simply Hired, and Indeed, are immensely popular. Many job seekers use these as a primary search tool to find jobs to apply for. But is that where you need to be to get a job? Related: 5 Great Alternatives To Job Boards. Why aren’t job boards a smart move in your search? What are more effective ways to find a job than job boards?

ATS, Job Board and Video Interviewing Vendors Beware: An Economic Tsunami is Coming!

The Undercover Recruiter

Not a nice thought but I wouldn’t be doing my job properly unless I was constantly scanning not just for opportunities but for threats and as a supplier to the recruitment technology market I’m looking anxiously over my shoulder and I can see big trouble coming…maybe. Because every year the internet is making it easier and easier for employer and candidate to interact without the need for a middleman in the form of expensive recruitment software or job boards.

Job Boards: Job Search Do Or Don’t?

Career Realism

Job Boards: Job Search Do Or Don’t? Job boards like Monster, CareerBuilder, Simply Hired, and Indeed, are immensely popular. Many job seekers use these as a primary search tool to find jobs to apply for. But is that where you need to be to get a job? Related: 5 Great Alternatives To Job Boards. Why aren’t job boards a smart move in your search? What are more effective ways to find a job than job boards?

Do Job Boards Really Work?

Career Rocketeer

These days, there is a plethora of ways to look for a job, like social networking, going to professional events, or just being your own recruiter. However, one of the more popular job search methods out there is to use job boards. Be that as it may, many people who are looking for jobs find that many boards are either cluttered, full of spam, don’t cater to their needs, or just aren’t the right fit. Job Search Ad5 SEO1

7 Reasons Job Boards Are The Worst Place To Job Search

reCareered

If you are like most candidates, you spend the majority of your job search time using job boards. Even though many jobs are listed on job boards, job boards are one of the worst places to look for a job. Here's 7 reasons job boards are the worst. Featured Job Boards reCareered Blog career career change career coach Job Job board job search networking

5 Great Alternatives To Job Boards

Career Realism

I wonder if most job seekers believe that all job listings are only on job boards. I hear from job seekers all the time who are searching for jobs only on Monster, CareerBuilder, or some other big name job board—and they’re wondering why it’s taking them so long to find a job. Or they’re getting extremely frustrated because they’re applying to countless jobs and not getting very many responses. Job Search career

How to Build a Content & Community Strategy for Job Boards #jobg8summitNA

Workology

In 2007, I started Blogging4Jobs as a way to build a relationship with job seekers. The blog was a way to help share resources with the job seeker audience while also building a bench of job seekers to fill my openings. I decided my blog should become my full time job and I set out as a small business owner who was going to make a living with my blogging. Types of Content Marketing in Recruiting and Job Seeker Industries.

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5 Reasons Why Job Boards Aren’t As Effective Anymore

Career Realism

At one time, job boards were the way to go for job seekers. It’s where you could post your resume for employers and recruiters to view, and apply to job openings. Related: Reactive Vs. Proactive Job Search Strategies. Job boards are simply not as effective anymore since there are social media outlets like LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter where you can pretty much network your way to the right contacts. 6 Steps for a Successful Job Search.

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Facebook: The Untapped Job Board

Career Realism

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How Much Of Your Job Search Time Is Spent On Job Boards?

reCareered

One poll that I take asks participants how much of their job search time is spent on job boards. Learn how much dependence candidates place on job boards and how that compares to the chances of getting hired from a job board. Featured Job Boards reCareered Blog career career change career coach hiring Job Job board job search linkedin networking Planning pre-screen research

Job Board Detox Tip #9: Attend a Networking Event for Non-Job Seekers

Career Realism

Today’s job board detox tip: Attend a networking event for non-job seekers. Yes, your challenge today is to attend a networking event that is NOT targeted to job seekers. Job board detox networking event image from Bigstock. Networking Job Board Detox networking eventBecause it will help you to meet the target audience you need to reach – employed individuals.

Job Board Detox Tip #8: Create Value Statements

Career Realism

Today’s job board detox tip: Create and practice your value statements for networking and meetings. Job board detox value statements image from Stock.xchng. Networking Job Board Detox value statementMany of you may have heard variations on this. Some are called elevator pitches , introductions, brand statements, and so on. I am calling what I want you to learn to say in nine seconds a “value statement.”

Will Facebook’s New Job Board Help Your Job Search?

reCareered

So how will Facebook's Social Jobs Partnership help your job search? Featured Job Boards reCareered Blog career career change career coach facebook Job job search linkedin networkingHere's 5 things to consider. Continued at [link].

Job Board Detox Tip #16: Start Making Calls

Career Realism

Who is in your network that can help you get in front of that hiring manager? Today’s job board detox tip: Make the call. Job board detox calls image from Shutterstock. Job Search call Job Board DetoxOK, you’ve been inside too much. Time to get out again. From all the research you have been working on, what are you learning about the companies on your target list?

5 WAYS TO JOB SEARCH OUTSIDE THE JOB BOARDS BOX

Call to Career

You may have found out through experience by now that job boards are not the most effective job search method, but it is the most used method. According to the Wall Street Journal, only 13% of jobs are filled through job boards, but job boards are most job seekers’ primary job search method. So how do you break out of the job boards box? If you want to diversify your job search methods, what else can you do?

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5 In-Person Networking Tips for Job Seekers

Ms. Career Girl

Maybe you were laid off last fall and are still looking for a new job. Either way, you can’t expect the next great career move to fall into your hands while you are aimlessly reviewing online job boards. In fact, most people still find a new job by word-of-mouth and via people they know. Before you click on that next link, check out these in-person networking tips: Consider joining a professional association. When you are job searching, this is completely true.

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Job Boards - Great for market research but lousy for applying directly to jobs

reCareered

Job boards are a great place to find a job, but a lousy place to apply for a job. Job boards are the most competitive place on the planet to apply for a job. I hear from many candidates that feel job boards are worthless. They’re wrong - Job. Tags: career coach career change research ageism job board planning hidden job market job job search career networking

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Why Applying At Online Job Boards Is A Big Waste Of Time 

Career Realism

What’s the first thing you do when you’re looking for a job? Head to the job boards. Related: 3 Great Activities To Keep Your Job Search Moving. You check out the “careers” section of different companies, scan Craigslist, Monster, Indeed, and other huge job networks. But do you know how many applications a typical job posting receives? Based on those numbers, your chance of getting the job is a measly 0.4%. Job Search

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Beyond Niche Networking

Workology

Book Connect Blogging4Jobs HR + Social Media + Job Search = Blogging4Jobs Business Events OKC Featured Networking Gen Y Guest HR Job Search Social Media Categorized | Events , HR Beyond Niche Networking Posted on 12 July 2010. Beyond.com goes beyond a traditional job board and allows for professionals to network with other professionals in an online location that is secure and specific to the job seeker’s industry and location.

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TheLadders: Job-board salary fraud? | Jennifer Anthony's Official Blog

Jennifer Anthony

Jennifer Anthony's Official Blog Nationally Published Resume Expert Skip to content Home About Hire Jenn FAQs How It Works Resume Rockstars Resume Writers by Industry or Specialty Library ← How to Make a Perfect Plan For Your Job Search How to Make Sure That Your Resume’s Formatting is Perfect → TheLadders: Job-board salary fraud? Posted on February 10, 2010 by Jennifer Anthony TheLadders: Job-board salary fraud?

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How to Network Into the Goldmine of Hidden Executive Jobs

Executive Career Brand

If you’re in any way involved in executive job search, I’m sure you’ve often heard and read that networking – face-to-face, on LinkedIn and elsewhere online – plays a key role in landing a good-fit gig. Most of my executive job-seeking clients understand the value of networking. Their anemic networking efforts consist mostly of speaking to people about the jobs they’ve seen posted somewhere. What are these so-called “hidden” executive jobs?

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4 Ways to Choose an Ideal Niche Job Board

Career Rocketeer

Using a niche job board is a great way to gain access to employers in your field who are looking for talent while also giving them access to you as a skilled job applicant. But since there are tons of great niche job boards to choose from, how do you find the right one for you? Look for Top-Ranked Sites There are a number of websites that take time to list the best niche job boards out there according to their own ranking systems.

How Do I Rebuild My Network for Executive Job Search?

Executive Career Brand

4 Steps to Revive and Expand Your Network. Many of my executive job seeking clients ask me that question when we first connect. We discuss the fact that, by far, networking is the best way to land a job and that job boards yield dismal results. They’re concerned, and rightly so, that they neglected their network once they landed their current or most recent job. 4 Steps to Revive and Expand Your Network.

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Start Focusing On New, Creative Networking Ideas

Tim's Strategy

Today’s post was written to support Job Action Day – a great initiative started by the folks at QuintCareers.com , one of the largest job search support sites online. “ Job Action Day is a day for all job-seekers and workers to take stock of their situations and make plans and/or take action steps to improve their careers.” Aided (and hosted) by my good friend and networking guru Thom Singer, I went out looking for great networking ideas.

Questions to Ask when Networking

Careers Done Write

When you meet someone new who could potentially point you in the right direction toward a new job or opportunity, you have to ask the right questions to maximize your time and the value of the meeting. You should think carefully about the purpose of your meeting is – is it to ask for a job straight up? ” This is the most direct approach to take during the meeting to see if the person you are meeting can help you find and land a new job opportunity.

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Job Loss – A Day in the Life of a Job Search Fanatic

Career Alley

Okay, so you lost your job. However you got here, the truth is you are out of work and it’s time to start your job search. If you’re thinking you need a break before you begin your job search in earnest, take two or three days (no more) and then get to work on your job search (because your current jo is to find a job). You feel incredibly stressed, how long will it take to find a job? Take a look at I Lost My Job, Now What? Job Search.

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Job Search Trap: I Can Network Only By Computer

Hiring Technical People

I gave a talk at a networking group recently about Manage Your Job Search. They only got one point for applying for a job. They got 15 points for going on an informational interview, and 15 points for networking at an event. Meeting people, in person, is key to a successful job search. Loose connections will say, “Oh, I heard about that developer job (or tester job or project manager job or engineering job or whatever job) in that company last week.

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Jobseekers Prefer Job Boards to LinkedIn and Google [INFOGRAPHIC]

The Undercover Recruiter

A new study from Millennial Branding and Beyond.com looks at how Baby Boomers, Generation X & Y use social media and other tools for their job search. 5,268 job seekers were surveyed total, including 742 Gen Y (18-29 year olds), 1,676 Gen X (30-47) and 2,850 Baby Boomers (48-67). Gen Y is more optimistic about finding a job, values workplace flexibility and intends to go back to school instead of continuing their search over older generations.

How to Network Your Way Into a Great-Fit Executive Job

Executive Career Brand

You’ll probably have to do a lot of networking to find and land your next gig. So, get your head out of the job boards and stop wasting so much time sending your resume out in response to online job postings. Did you know that, although the vast majority of job seekers use job boards to find jobs , only a very small percentage, maybe around 5%, will land jobs directly through them? How to Build Your Executive Network.

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