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Why An Online Job Search Can TRASH Your Chances!

Dec 6, 2007
Online job search . . . everybody does it. So, it must work. Right?

We'd all like to think that posting our resume with an online job search service is the ultimate in convenience and a sure fire way of getting noticed.

NOT!

In fact, these online 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 interview to see if you want to learn the ropes to become a financial planner.

One expert in the online 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 top job search experts is straightforward: Relying on a digital job search is an all but hopeless strategy. . . unless you're willing to wait weeks, even months for a response. And then put yourself in the middle of heavy competition for the same job. Plus endless rounds of interviewing, only to find out that someone else beat you out.

Look. The truth is that career changing and finding a new 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. 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 if you take an intelligent systematic approach to the job market you can dramatically move the odds in your favor. And if you follow a proven plan assiduously you can be looking at a good job offer in as little as 14 days!

So, the secret to landing a fast, lucrative job offer is to have a roadmap that can show you how to get yourself in front of decision-makers in a matter of days. When you do it right, you can avoid the pitfalls and disappointment of an online job search.
About the Author
Paul Bowley manages EEI, the world-class pioneer in alternative job search techniques and innovative e-business strategies . . . since 1985. Check out THE WORLD'S FASTEST JOB SEARCH PLAN! And grab our stunning FREE REPORT! http://www.fastest-job-search.com/job-search-web-site.html
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