Web Woe For Work-Hungry Surfers

from the keep-on-surfing dept

While most people looking for work these days do a good portion of the job search online, they’re not happy about the job pages most companies put online. They say they want more information about the financial stability of the company, as well as information about career paths at the company and benefits given. That said, they still plan to continue their searches online. I can understand the complaints, but I think it has something to do with the current economics times. Many companies are being inundated with resumes, and they really don’t see a reason to provide more upfront info until they’ve better qualified the applicants. Of course, there’s a risk that more qualified job seekers won’t even bother applying, but many companies are a lot more focused on staying in business right now, than attracting new employees. When the job market really picks up again, you’ll see more companies provide better info on their job sites.

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Andy says:


Why should I, as someone looking for a job, trust the company’s financial status posted on their website. Most company’s use their externally visible websites as a means of advertising. If a company really was in direstraits, would they put that on their webpage if they were looking for applicants — it would only reduce the number of applicants (maybe this is a good thing). The real problem is that these people who want to know about a company’s financials don’t know where to find it — publicly traded companies are documented, a quick search on fool.com or cbs market watch would give you a lot of information. Privately held firms are another issue, of course, but information provided by the company itself through what is traditionally seen as an advertising channel would seem to be of a dubious nature.

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