Linkedin.com is known as the “Professional Facebook.” It is the new and best way to find past and present colleagues and classmates quickly. It also helps in discovering inside connections when seeking a job or new business opportunity. The biggest advantage is that users’ networks are filled with industry experts that are willing to share advice.
The application asks you a series of questions based upon what type of work you are looking for.
After the new user has completed this,you are then given the option to make a resume using the site itself or you can easily upload one you have already made from your own computer.
After your account has been made, depending on how you answered the questions in the application, you will be sent e-mails or receive phone calls from companies who reviewed your resume & think you could be a possible candidate to hold a position with them.
I found that I was getting feedback from employers that I was not very interested in working for, or I did not meet the requirements on an educational level yet.
My advice to anyone in the process of joining Monster is to thoroughly fill out the questions and think about each one before you commit to an answer & to not be too broad with your job interests.
The site does not target every career spectrum effectively; it is more beneficial in one area than others.
Our Goal: To find out if job-hunting websites are really successful
Some said that they have had positive experiences with these sites and have even gotten job interviews through these sites but others believe that it could be better organized and stated that they do not target their specific necessities. One individual stated that he does not use these sites at all and sticks to the newspaper classified to job hunt and that it is really helpful for him.
As stated above some have found it beneficial and others do not think as highly of the site because they have not found any interesting jobs or have not been helped through the sites that they have used.
The individuals who stated that it was useful and beneficial only commented that sometimes these sites do not always allow or have a lot of opportunities for job hunting, limits opportunities and that if they do find something that interests them and which they qualify for to make sure to personally send in a resume so that chances of being employed can be enhanced than those who just send in a resume through email additionally they stated that either way having a cover letter always increases ones chances for the job.
Individuals believed that with this economy finding a job is extremely hard and that people who are more competent for the job will be more prone to receiving it and that their are less chances for corporations/organizations to hire an individual with minimal experience in ones field not because they do not want to offer learning experience but they do not want to lose profit and employ individuals who have any possibility of being incompetent for the employment.
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