The problem with Monster Jobs
As everyone knows Monster.com is the leader in job marketing. They provide an avenue for millions to post and read resumes. However there is a problem with these huge job searching companies. That is that when you are looking for a job in a specific area the first 10 or so jobs listed are national job listings. They have no relevance to you and waste your time being there.
Why should we be subjected to viewing these? There is no reason.I recently have moved to West Virginia and started a career here. I have found an excellent job and love the area. I tried Monster.com first, because honestly who doesn't put their resume on Monster when they need to find a job.
My resume was on there about 2 months and I had found nothing even close to a "good" job. I decided I would need to look at a more localized job search engine. I decided to pick a few states I wouldn't mind moving to and decided to check out there State Chamber of Commerce sites. Usually this was a good place to start, however sometimes the sites were not very impressive. I finally looked at the WV Chamber of Commerce page. After a few click throughs I stumbled upon a site developed in WV. It wasn't flashy but it did provide a ton of information. The site was called VCLink. It had job postings, opportunities, and even a place to upload my resume. My resume was on for a week when I received a call from my current employer trying to schedule an interview with me.
One Week! Just for kicks I left my resume on Monster. It have had my job for 6 months, so tack that on the initial 2 months and after 8 months I had received one decent job possibility. That is the problem, Monster is too big to handle specified job searching. Sure they can help someone looking for "some job somewhere," but not someone who knows what they want and where they want it. So if you know what you want try and find a small localized company to assist you in your job hunt.
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