Using Ads & the Internet to Find a Job:
Not the Be All and End All
indicates that 12% of jobs that are filled from the outside are filled via want ads.
However, most job-hunters devote
far more than 12%
of their time to want ads.
A good job-hunting campaign should pay
only a small amount of attention to want ads and internet job
boards. Many job-hunters spend long hours patrolling the
for job ads, which generally only gets them more depressed.
can’t hurt to set up agents at the major job boards, and to list your
resume on-line as well. You should also check out the
industry-specific sites (such as the Society of Manufacturing Engineers
site, if you have a background in that field). These sites
frequently have job boards with positions that would be particularly
appropriate for your background. The key here is to limit
time in this area to no more than 10% of your total job-hunting time.
your resume and set up agents on 6FigureJobs.com, Indeed
Jobs, Monster and
Careerbuilder that will notify you when new jobs appear.
for these jobs a week after they're listed, rather than right
away. That way, you'll be at the top of the pile, and not
in with the initial onslaught of resumes received. Also, and
may seem counterintuitive, but don't apply for jobs via the company web
site when a company of any size runs an ad. You'll be mixed
with countless responses right away, and your resume will be read first
by an in-house screener. Your best bet is to first find out
the hiring manager is, and then to mail your resume to that
person. Easy? No. But far more
productive, if the ad
looks like a good fit for you. (ResumeRabbit
automatically post your resume to most of the major
free sites and notify you of jobs that meet your specs - if you do
that, you can spend your time on other job hunting activities).
There are now a number of
executive job hunting sites (The
for which you'll have to pay a membership fee to
use. Joining one or two of these is something I would do if I
looking for a job, and I would recommend that you do this.
here for our article the provides more detailed information on each of
these sites: $100,000+ Executive Job Hunting
internet is an incredible job hunting research tool, however.
can help you identify potential companies for direct mail or networking
campaigns, and is a good place to research a company before an