Once upon a time in the infancy of the internet—or — as short a time ago as just 4 or 5 years, job boards were “the” place to go for you to post your resume. Boards were also the best place to post a job where good people were hanging around reviewing them and waiting for the right job to come along. Today people are looking in other places and in many cases, finding jobs without going to the job boards at all. IoT jobs in particular simply don’t do well on the job board scenario.
Today there are dozens of places where you can find just the right person and you won’t have to work quite as hard. Job boards are still out there and to an extent they are still effective, but they are not AS effective because better things have replaced them.
According to JobVites Job Seeker Survey, social media is streaks ahead of the job board these days.
Why has the effectiveness of the job board gone down so much?
First of all many job postings never quite make it to the job board. That means that many of the jobs that actually are available are never seen. Not to mention that many jobs posted on job boards are also posted in a dozen other places and may have been filled and not deleted from the job boards. In addition, consider the many advances in technology and how we are using them.
Networking sites allow for nearly live interaction between the job seeker and the company seeking new employees. Resumes may be placed in the cloud and skill sets verified so that companies may seek out the workers of their choice and verify some of their work history.
Networking and social media sites have about a 45%-50 % effectiveness rating today when it comes to finding jobs. Job boards, which used to boast a 30-40% rating, are now seeing about 10 percent effectiveness in the jobs attainment.
These same networking sites also give us the means to explore the companies for which the recruits or candidates will work. Networking and recruiting is changing the way that we attain jobs or new talent because:
· Your resume doesn’t fall into the job board black hole.
· You’re not wasting your time because you do see/address the decision makers for the company or the recruiters seeking out new candidates.
· By the time that the jobs make it to the jobs board, hundreds of people may have already applied but the same is not true for jobs you see on the social media sites.
Social media sites such as Facebook and LinkedIn are by and large replacing the job board sites and give us the means to interact in a live way, to verify information and to recruit people who seem to be a good fit for our open positions.
Job boards may be on the downhill slide but job sites or networking sites are providing some of the best ways for candidates to search out new jobs as well as for companies or recruiting agents to find new talent to fill those jobs.
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