Do job search websites really work?

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At one point or another we have all applied for a job online. A lot of people use certain job search websites to try and find the latest opportunities out there. There are several job search sites out there to choose from such as Indeed, Monster, and even Craigslist.

I want to find out from my readers which job search website actually works. Which ones have you used to get a job? I have created a one question survey that I want you guys to answer. In three weeks I will tally the responses and have a follow up post. You can expect to see that post at the beginning of July. From the data that I collect we should be able to see what job site has the best rate for getting a job. Also we will see which website is possibly a waste of time.

I’ve received jobs that I have applied too on two of those websites. I will reveal which two it was in the follow up post.  Below is the survey.

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Do you think any of these sites work? Which one do you think people get hired from the most? Feel free to drop a comment below.

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  1. Looking forward to the survey results!
    Jacqueline Gum (Jacquie) recently posted…Cliff Notes…Where’s The Justice?My Profile

  2. Jason, this is a great idea – I’m no longer in the job market but having an edge by not wasting time by going only to sites that actually produce is a great time and confidence saver.
    Lenie recently posted…Child’s Gift for Dad – Easy Make Stress-Relief Ball.My Profile

  3. None of these websites worked for me during my months-long job search. I set up Indeed alerts, and I applied to many jobs and got a few interviews. I applied to a couple through Monster, but when I posted my resume publicly, I got calls from insurance companies just wanting to hire warm bodies. So I don’t like Monster. I don’t think online job websites work because too many good resumes get lost in the black hole of the applicant tracking systems. I got tired of doing everything just right to get through the systems, and still being overlooked and ignored. So maybe my opinion is skewed because I’m burned out on job searching.

  4. Most of the job offers I’ve received in my career have been the result of my own networking efforts. 🙂
    Susan Cooper recently posted…My Little Howdy Doody: #StoryMy Profile

  5. I found my first teaching job through the online notification center my university’s center had set up for job placement. Other than that, I’ve not dabbled much in online career sites to look for work.
    Jeri recently posted…#ShortStory: “Where are you going? Where have you been?”My Profile

  6. Although I would encourage anyone looking for a job to use all means possible, the most effective is generally through your network. You can always find leads, but in the big scheme of things the stats support the use of networks.
    Debra Yearwood recently posted…Why Context MattersMy Profile

  7. I think they work. I’ve gotten some good jobs for online sites.
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