Friday, October 10, 2008

Job hunt history: More Symmetrical

Brief history of online job hunt:

1. Job board:
Example: Monster, CareerBuilder & Yahoo! Hotjobs
Recruiter/HR: I can know my candidates only through resume.
Job seeker: only job description could I understand the job.

2. Job search:
Example: Indeed,
Recruiter: I can fetch my target through multiple job boards more convenient.
Job seeker: I can search and compare all jobs now.
3. Network:
Example: LinkedIn
Email base, let you know the detail information through email.
4. Real time network:
Access company and job seeker through instant messenger and video.
How do you think about it?

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Job losses, then where is the jobs?

Unemployment soars this year and the economics point to recession. According to the U.S. Labor Department, American employers eliminated 159,000 nonfarm jobs last month, the fastest pace in five years. In California, the situation seems worse, it jump to 7.7% in August. Unemployment in the Idaho has crept up again, and for the first time in thirty years it's during the months of August and September. In GA, it's the highest unemployment rate in last 15 years. Recently, eBay cuts thousands of jobs in USA. So where can I find next opportunity? (for IT)

Dice: always fresh jobs.

Jobirn: you can chat to recruiters and ask for the job openings detail in real time.

Indeed: Although there are some duplicate jobs for the reasons of multiple source, still works.

Nationwide general job board like Monster and CareerBuilder is still the choise. It's cool for CareerBuilder with more information in listing, e.g., the job is still fresh? Good figure may return better result, I love it.

You may also consider some part time jobs during the recession. Then odesk, elance is good for you. Thousands of openings each month. Take care.

It's said linkedin works well, I don't know. You may have a try and tell me the detail.