Internet Job Search? . . . Dont Hold Your Breath!

By: pmegan
We'd all like to think that posting our resume with an internet job search service like Monster.com or HotJobs.com is the ultimate in convenience and a sure fire way of getting noticed. NOT!

In fact, these internet job search websites suck up thousands of resumes each day. And then they disappear forever, leaving us with a lot of hope and very few results . . . except may be some pitches from resume services and a group interviews to see if you want to learn the ropes as a financial planner.

One expert in the internet job search field says that at least 75% of the listings are generic job postings from temporary service firms and recruiters . . . not actual job openings. What's more, only 7% of job hunters found new positions through the Internet.

The conclusion reached by job search experts is straightforward: Relying on a digital job search is an all but hopeless strategy. Career changing and finding a job is a step-by-step exercise that can best be achieved through networking. There are no shortcuts. You must locate opportunities, attract interview and negotiate for the best offer.

"The Internet may be the world's most powerful information and marketing vehicle, but it's still a trap for the unwary," according to Tom Jackson who writes for the Wall Street Career Journal.com. He goes on to report, "It's possible that someone actually received two offers after sending a resume customized by a particular service--but in what decade? Don't be among the hordes who are duped in cyberspace."

Does this mean you're out of luck? If the internet doesn't offer any real solutions, what's a serious job seeker to do? Well, the good news is that there's a system available that can show you how to take the correct approach . . . one step at a time. And if you follow the plan assiduously you can be looking at a good job offer in as little as 14 days!

When you do it right, you can avoid the pitfalls and disappointment of an internet job search.
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