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ASK HR: Are online job sites really used by hiring managers for selecting potential job candidates, or should an applicant be using other ways to get recognized?

janet-walsh
A. “My opinion is that online job sites are not very effective in hiring senior leaders (100K and above).  The more senior the position, the more company referral programs, networking and executive search services are used to connect the employer and the candidate.  Specialty search sites are effective for
certain middle-level positions particularly those with technical skill sets.  Push-pull technology on company websites, company referral programs, sponsoring competitions or industry presentations, data mining, search research, social networking sites (LinkedIn) and professional association networks are some other highly effective ways to find people. Many of the large online sites have lost their uniqueness and been flooded with resumes. For example, I advertised on Monster for a senior engineer and got 759 resumes of which only 30 met the job requirements.   So, it seems to me that most people get lost in the online job site volume unless their resumes have specific …

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