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Subject:Re: RE: CareerBuilder web site From:Charlotte Archer <caarcher -at- cox -dot- net> To:<techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com> Date:Thu, 23 Feb 2006 17:13:18 -0500
"Employers" have the ability to search on monster.com as well for keywords, and recruiters for both contract positions and "business opportunities" go phishing for contacts regularly using whatever their program parameters are, often sending out blind, form letters to "prospects" without ever even looking at your resume. If you haven't gotten such offers on monster or dice, then you've just been lucky. I get them periodically (I have sufficient desireable keywords in my resume to catch all the "management" offers that are actually business opportunities.)
I was actually quite pleasantly surprised to receive a *pertinent* letter from a recruiter recently, that demonstrated clearly that he had actually read my resume, as I've never gotten one until now.
> From: MaggiRos <maggiros -at- yahoo -dot- com>
> Date: 2006/02/23 Thu PM 02:00:03 EST
> To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
> Subject: RE: CareerBuilder web site
> The point is that people call and email me from places
> way outside my search area (and I don't just mean from
> India) about positions half way--or all the
> way--across the country. No, I'm not willing to uproot
> myself for 6 weeks in Timbuktoo, thank you. And they
> act surprised!
> I find CareerBuilder's matching criteria to be
> seriously flawed. I don't think I've ever made a
> useful connection from that site. Monster and Dice
> have been very useful.
> --- Clare Turner <cturner -at- redflex -dot- com> wrote:
> > That's odd, Ken, because I use Monster all the time
> > for work ONLY in the
> > Phoenix metro area, and have NEVER had jobs pop up
> > from outside that
> > search area. Perhaps you should revise your search
> > criteria.
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