Premium Career Site Challenges Job Seekers to Rethink Their Job Search

February 10, 2010 (PRLEAP.COM) Technology News
San Diego, CA (02/10/10): When it comes to searching for new employment, the CEO of one of the nation's premier career sites offers this advice to job seekers: Go Beyond the Basics.

"Most job seekers use the major job boards like Monster, CareerBuilder and HotJobs-and while that's a good start, only about 50% of all jobs are posted on those boards," says Mike O'Brien, CEO of Citing a recent CareerXRoads Annual Source of Hire Study he stated, "If you are only searching and applying to jobs online, you are competing for 50% of the jobs, which in turn only result in 25% of the hires. Rather than simply scour the Net for new employment, recognize the value of networking, referrals and utilizing full-service career sites like to introduce you to the key decision makers who own the jobs."

O'Brien suggests that a well-balanced strategy includes online job search, company research and both online and offline networking. "Our experience is that most companies have cut their job postings for two reasons: budget restrictions and receiving hundreds of resumes per posting. This means that recruiters are doing more hands-on active recruiting, so you need to show up aggressively where the recruiters hunt." puts job seekers in front of the right recruiters and decision makers, because they act as a trusted referral source of high caliber candidates.

The process works as follows:
- Wherever mutual requirements between the job seeker and job poster intersect, connects these two groups via a Career Network.
- These Career Networks allow job seekers to communicate with and send resumes to recruiters and hiring managers whose organizations fit their ideal company profile.
- In turn, the Networks allow hiring managers to contact those members whose skills, background and experience are uniquely suited to their organizations-creating a positive basis for ongoing conversations.

"Today's employment environment may be challenging-but it is also filled with opportunities for job seekers who are willing to undertake the search process strategically," says O'Brien. "Effective networking can elevate you from a blind-resume-sender to a savvy partner in the employment process. Which would you rather be?"

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