Job Boards stink for Getting a New Job. Here are 5 Reasons to avoid them.
1. Job Boards will not let you standout like Acne on Prom Night.
Job openings often attract up to 250 applicants. According to Glassdoor, less than 10 applicants get 1 interview.
In effect, job boards function as a lottery for job seekers.
For the most part, only lottery ticket sellers profit from lotteries.
Likewise, job boards and job posters benefit the most.
2. Recruiters use Job Boards like throwing Darts
Job postings come with all the problems that plague all white collar environments.
Like Meetings, they substitute for real work.
Like make work, recruiter use job board applicants to meet activity goals.
In summary, postings by recruiter have the quality of the recruiter which varies wildly. Job hunters cannot focus on the best opportunities because the best cannot be determined on job postings.
3. Postings on Job Board sometimes require Cover Letters
Cover letter requests are cancer of the employment industry.
They serve no useful purpose.
Interviews and resumes do what cover letters do.
Hiring people often ignore them.
They take time and energy better spent elsewhere.
You can and should learn why here.
4. Job Boards have less than 60% of Open Positions
Many job openings never leave internal company job boards. However, hiring people often consider external applicants.
You can get access to these low competition positions.
Keep reading to see how.
5. Alternatives to Job Boards work as good as Weed at Birthday Parties
Directly emailing hiring people is one of the best ways to get a job.
Many people looking for help need someone to proactively reach out to them. Hiring a recruiter or even posting on a job board sometimes requires more time than hiring people have. If you contact these people, then you can be the only person considered for the job.
Watch the video below to learn how.