I wonder if most job seekers believe that all job listings are only on job boards. I hear from job seekers all the time who are searching for jobs only on Monster, CareerBuilder, or some other big name job board—and they’re wondering why it’s taking them so long to find a job. Related: Reactive Vs. Proactive Job Search Strategies Or they're getting extremely frustrated because they’re applying to countless jobs and not getting very many responses. I hate to bust your bubble, but if you believe that Monster, CareerBuilder, and Insert Name of Job Board You Are Using is the only place to find a job, you're wrong. Believe it or not, there are alternatives to job boards. It may seem as though all the jobs are only on the job boards, but this isn’t the case. And if you’re searching only on job boards (no offense to the job boards—because they can be a great resource—I’m not trying to knock anyone), then you’re missing out… on a lot of opportunities. When you’re in a job search it is essential that you diversify your search to get the best results. Applying to positions on job boards is a numbers game… and the odds aren’t in your favor… simply because you’re competing against a lot more people.
July 23, 2015