Online job boards were originally intended to make the task of finding a job to apply for easier
Tinton Falls, NJ (PRWEB) October 20, 2006
One of the biggest complaints that employers have regarding traditional online job boards like Monster and Careerbuilder is that they receive far too many unqualified resumes. GetTheJob.com, a vertical search engine that gathers job postings directly from tens of thousands of company websites is helping to solve this problem.
“Online job boards were originally intended to make the task of finding a job to apply for easier,” said Bob Etheridge, Director of Marketing at GetTheJob.com. “Instead of spending hours searching through newspapers, jobseekers could now search on a website. Then came the resume database, which made it easier to apply to jobs. Simply post your resume and click apply... you're done. Job boards have made it almost too easy to apply for jobs... helping to create The Serial Applicant.”
GetTheJob.com is helping to end the problem of the Serial Applicant, jobseekers that apply to hundreds of jobs whether or not they are qualified. “Many companies are looking for quality over quantity when it comes to resumes,” according to Chris Amato, CEO of GetTheJob.com. Our Direct Connect Technology links interested job seekers directly to the posting on the hiring company’s website. “To apply, a candidate must utilize that companies’ application process; which usually takes a little more work then just clicking an apply button. Jobseekers must put some thought into the application and a candidate who takes the time to fill out the companies’ application is usually a higher quality candidate. It may take a little longer for the jobseeker, but overall it increases their chance of getting hired,’ added Amato.
Searchable resume databases actually increase the competition for qualified candidates.
“When a candidate applies to a clients’ job posting, they utilize that companies’ preferred application process, diminishing the competition for that candidate caused by large searchable resume databases.” said Rick Fulton, COO of GetTheJob.com. “Companies can communicate with that candidate one-on-one without other companies and search firms finding the resume and getting in the way.”
Companies that utilize GetTheJob.com to attract candidates to their postings typically set a monthly budget that is related to the number of postings they have. If more traffic is desired on a certain month, companies can increase their budget. Client jobs are highlighted as enhanced results at the top of each search results pages and typically receive 5 to 10 times more traffic than organic results.
The site is a vertical search engine or aggregator that gathers job postings directly from tens of thousands of company websites and organizes them into a searchable database. GetTheJob.com has over 2 million jobs from direct hire companies only, not headhunters or third party recruiters. For jobseekers, GetTheJob.com exposes the hidden job market as 70% of the postings on GetTheJob are not found on traditional job boards.
Bob Etheridge, GetTheJob.com
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