I want to share this article from Canada Metro with you all because it hits on a major hot button of mine: the dangers of online job searching! Now, I’m not talking about online networking. I’m talking about online want ad sites like Monster.com or Careerbuilder.com.
As the article points out, people are simply more comfortable taking a passive approach to their job search, and that fits perfectly with big web job sites. Too many people get behind the computer and spend their time sweating over which buzz words they should use, wasting hours drafting their cover letter and submitting it to a black hole. Their internal takeaway is this: “I feel good because I spent a lot of time on this.” Allow me to translate: “No one can say I didn’t spend time on the job hunt!” True – but is it time well spent?
My advice is this: quit being passive and get active by really selling yourself in a way that is compelling. Now, this may be a harder thing to do, and definitely less comfortable. But believe me – it’s the way to find success.
Check out the article and let me know what you think!