Thursday, June 25, 2009
Twitter Search #Jobs vs. Careerbuilder & Monster.com Job Search Engines
Timing is everything, and in today's instant gratification culture, we want our info as fast as possible, which is why Twitter Job search may prove to be a better source for job seekers. Initially, Monster and Careerbuilder supplied a database unrivaled by virtually any other sites: a national collection of job openings for every field.
During the past few years, Monster and Careerbuilder have become saturated with pyramid schemes and other get-rich quick,direct marketing listings that don't appeal to anyone seeking a professional career.
Let me preface my Twitter #Jobs search hype by conceeding that those same listings appear, but there's also an abundance of legitimate career opportunities that arise every minute. By searching #jobs + any big city, you find openings from secondary job search sites that you may have never found otherwise.
A perfect example is orlandojobtweet ,a helpful page for anyone in the central Florida area. Postings range from maintence chief at Coca-Cola (NYSE:KO)to teaching positions at Full Sail University, and everything in between.
With national unemployment around 10%, job seekers need every advantage they can get against competing candidates. Monster.com and Careerbuilder can't offer the frequent updates, so many jobhunters may supplement their search with Twitter, or ditch monster and careerbuilder, out of impatience.
By Matt O'Hern at 11:46 AM
(5) Thoughts on Twitter Search #Jobs vs. Careerbuilder & Monster.com Job Search Engines
You've highlighted one of the driving forces behind Twitter Job Finder - if you're looking for a job you don't want to wade through a ton of BS. Because we're a hybrid of automation and human editing we're able to do a pretty good job of serving up only job tweets
Comments by Twitter Job Finder : Friday, June 26, 2009 at 01:14 AM
I wouldn't use you [Editor's note:Twitter Job Search] now as I'd be worried at how you represented me. Using terms like "BS" isn't exactly professional and I'm sure companies like Coca-Cola would be furious with you touting their name in association with such comments and damaging their brand in this way. I will be bringing this to the attention of your head office.
Comments by Tony : Friday, June 26, 2009 at 05:30 AM
The problem with most career sites is that because of the recession, most employers are not paying to list jobs on websites like monster.com etc. Employmentcrossing.com is much better because it doesn't charge employers to list there and it shows jobs from most of the sites out there.
Comments by jobs crossing : Friday, June 26, 2009 at 07:40 PM
I think it's good to utilize a job agency if you want to get ahead in your career. Anyone had experience with International Consulting Pte Ltd? I've heard that they've been a good <a href="http://www.iwcpl.com/">career builder</a> for executives and would like to try them out.
Comments by Ashley Toh : Friday, July 03, 2009 at 01:41 AM
EmploymentCrossing.com much better because you can see jobs from every website and employer website and Monster just shows you jobs that employers pay to post. Since there is a recesssion, most employers are not paying to post jobs and therefore it is smarter to look for jobs on
Comments by eric : Thursday, July 09, 2009 at 02:58 PM
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