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05-18-2004, 01:55 PM
I just posted my resume on Monster.com. Have any of you suckas used monster and did it help you find a job? If anybody is in a hiring position, is monster something you use to look for potential employees? why or why not? Basically just looking for ideas and thoughts on this.
I posted my resume 38 minutes ago and I don't have any job offers yet which is disheartening in the hectic internet world we live in. I guess there just isn't enough space in this world for masters of the LS9000 with limited social skills and heavy drinking problems.......
05-18-2004, 02:05 PM
not that i should really be giving advice, considering the fact that i live in a cubicle, but i used monster a while back and found the following: it's a good resource to find leads, but not a good way to get a foot in the door.
monster was a resource that helped me find opportunities and learn about companies of which i wasn't aware, but once i knew who was hiring i'd contact them directly. i'm sure there'd be tons of resumes and stuff that'd fly into somebody's in-box if they posted a job on monster, so going to the trouble to contacting somebody by phone or even in person might give you an edge over other applicants? it's so much more difficult for a human resources person or hiring manager to dismiss a candidate who is standing in front of them, instead of clicking the "delete" button to erase the application of an anon. internet applicant.
It pretty much makes recruiters call you all the time if they think they can get you a job. I've got 9 working for me right now, can't keep them straight.
Monster has landed me two jobs, both in Utah, near some skiiing.
05-18-2004, 09:13 PM
How many minutes now?
05-19-2004, 07:34 AM
Originally posted by iceman
How many minutes now?
too many, my yahoo inbox still has no offers. Morale is low. May have to actually LOOK for a job. Thank god I'm going on a quick vacation for a few days of sunshine and booze to soothe my troubled mind.
05-19-2004, 07:37 AM
did you load your monster.com resume with plenty of keywords that'll help you stand out when an employer is searching through the database? throw a few catchy words in there like some of those ebay fools do now and then... i can't help you with what might be relevant though, i was liberal arts dude.
05-19-2004, 09:48 AM
Originally posted by acostiga
did you load your monster.com resume with plenty of keywords that'll help you stand out when an employer is searching through the database? throw a few catchy words in there like some of those ebay fools do now and then... i can't help you with what might be relevant though, i was liberal arts dude. Be sure to include "will provide oral sex for interview."
05-19-2004, 10:57 AM
I'm using Monster and Dice. Got a couple calls from guys in the mid-west who start talking about the position before telling me it's in Indiana...I got three offers via all three routes:
* Connections - work these for all they're worth.
* Random web application - I submitted over 100 applications over the web and heard back from ONE. The disparity between all the application forms that forces you to paste text into a box or fill out the same information fifty times is a separate rant...
* Recruiters - usually have standing orders with two or three companies for good candidates. Remember, at the end of the day they're gonna make money off you and will try to sell you the position.
The recruiter position won out...for the next six months at least. I'd suggest calling every recruiter in the area and send 'em your resume (but make sure to call so they've got a voice to go with the resume). They've got the leads, the rest is up to you.
What kind of job are you looking for? The GF in your area just started a job that pretty much pays her to network, schmooz and the then sell HR/Development services to Boston area, US and worldwide companys. She is not a recruiter, but does deal with HR often. Let me know what your looking for and I'll have her ask around the office. She does not place people, but they do hear about job openings from time to time.
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