Internet Job Boards Losing Their Usefulness?
from the too-many-users dept
Back in the 90s, if you were looking for a job, it certainly helped to go online to look over job listings on websites and to use some of the brand name job boards. However, as more and more people got online, the benefits of using online job boards have dwindled. The problem, for most companies, appears to be that they're inundated with resumes. The popularity of searching for a job online has made it so people find out about more jobs - but it doesn't necessarily mean that it does a better job of setting up people with relevant jobs. I also wonder how much the simplicity with which people found jobs in the late 90s has played into this. Learning how to properly apply for a job in the late 90s wasn't a skill that anyone needed. Companies were so desperate, they were just looking to hire anyone who bothered to contact them. So, these days, when it actually takes some skills to apply for a job, people are still sending in terrible cover letter emails and badly done resumes.