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« on: April 29, 2007, 12:30:04 AM »

In another thread Lisette made some interesting comments about how the internet has changed the job market for both employers and employees. I see many commercials on television for this site or the other which advertise the ability to find your "dream" job. But I have to wonder sometimes whether this lulls job seekers into a false sense that there is the  perfect job out there if they just look hard enough. I'm not certain that this is actually the truth.
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« Reply #1 on: April 29, 2007, 09:51:04 AM »

An interesting thought MaryG. I wonder if it comes down to semantics - namely the definition of 'dream'.  I personally think that there are a lot of 'dream' jobs out there.  That is, jobs that you will really enjoy, grow and develop through and so forth. Or equally a job that causes you no stress and lets you earn the money to do something that you want to do. I think it highly unlikely that there will not be some aspects of the job that you would prefer to be without. For me this is reality. 

I guess, however, if people enter the job market with a falsely high expectation they could be chronically disatisfied and find evey minor irritation to be a major impediment to happiness.  Interesting.

I also think that people themself can make a job a 'dream' job, through their effort and willingness to take the rough with the smooth and so on.

At the same time I also think that there are some nightmare jobs.  I do not think that a job is a nightmare per se but that the fit between a person and a job when wrong makes the job a nightmare. 

Thus in this way, one persons dream job can be another persons nightmare job.  And this can work at all levels - both ends of the spectrum.  A high pressure job requiring 80 hours a week is a dream for some and a nightmare for others, just as a telesales job can be fun and stimulating for some and absolutely horrid for others.
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« Reply #2 on: April 30, 2007, 01:18:22 AM »

One thought about internet jobs site.  I just posted my resume on some big job websites.  Within 24 hours of me posting my resume I had recruiters calling me about jobs that they cuold get me.  I didn't really want all these recruiters calling me but one actually did help me find a job.  It wasn't my dream job but it helped pay the bills. 
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« Reply #3 on: May 02, 2007, 03:49:20 PM »

It's great that posting your resume helped recruiters match you up with a job you really wanted and enjoy. It's probably important to note that any time you post your resume on the big sites you open yourself up to being "recruited" by jobs that look and sound too good to be true. Often these are self-employment opportunities that require an outlay of cash to participate. So, just be careful!
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« Reply #4 on: April 18, 2008, 05:18:49 PM »

The job boards do work, especially for those with alustrious CV's...
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« Reply #5 on: April 18, 2008, 11:25:37 PM »

My sister is an accountant and she gets calls all the time from recruiters who are interested in hiring her.  the only problem is many of these jobs seem very deceiving.  So to protect herself from getting involved with a scam, she'll do some research on the company to make sure they've never had any problems form the Better Business Bureau or are involved in any law suits.  It might be time consuming, but it's best to find out this information as soon as possible.
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« Reply #6 on: October 15, 2008, 09:18:34 AM »

Hi everyone!

Mary G, good point about job sites advertising “dream jobs”. In my opinion there are dream jobs out there, but with the dramatic increase in online job boards and job related web pages across the internet you can often find yourself searching hundreds of sites for jobs.

I’d like to tell you about our new website “Recruitment.com” that has just launched in beta testing (this week). Like many job seekers, I found that searching for a career could be made a little more convenient, and I can relate to people who want to find work in a simple way without having to sift through multiple sources (I think we all can!).

We’ve created a job search engine which allows for job seekers to access jobs from all over the web in a single search, think of us as a Google for jobs! We partner with a variety of job related websites from across the internet including job boards, recruitment agencies, newspaper websites and company websites directly, and display their jobs in a huge database which allows you to search one website instead of hundreds.

We want to make the process of finding a job (even your dream job) quick, simple and convenient, by bringing jobs together. Please visit our website; I hope you all find it useful!

Good luck if anyone is currently searching for a job!

Nick
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« Reply #7 on: December 22, 2008, 06:36:33 PM »

Internet job boards are an excellent way to apply for jobs/look for candidates due to the shear scope of exposure. I do however advise that anybody looking for work needs to cover all angles for example, use a range of job boards such as regional, national, industry specific sites etc. This also applies to the practices of recruiters where if you are for example a London agency then it would make sense to utilise Financial Jobs in London for £250 unlimited advertising and CV database access along side maybe totaljobs which covers a broader but not as specialised so maybe not as high quality finance candidates. This sort of variance will really boost results relative to cost!!

Just a thought but let us know what you think!

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« Reply #8 on: December 22, 2008, 06:39:12 PM »

I think the notion of a "dream job" especially related to an advertisment is pretty much nonsense.

Adverts say things that they THINK people will believe or buy into.

For example this or that deodorant will help with your love life.
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« Reply #9 on: December 23, 2008, 11:30:49 AM »

I suppose there are so many recruitment websites and job boards etc out there (as I'm now realising) that competition causes companies to be a bit desperate in there adverts. Come to us, please, we'll find you your dream job. They hope you'd approach them and stay away from the competitor.

I think there is such a thing as a dream job (depending on your dream of course) but I doubt any one individual company has a monopoly on those dreams.
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« Reply #10 on: December 23, 2008, 02:03:33 PM »

As you said, competition is high and some of the claims that job board marketers make are simply ridiculous! The ladders in my opinion say outlandish things to get people to register on the site and PAY for it!!

There are good sites, www.financialjobsinlondon.com , www.gomkjobs.com , www.cvlibrary.com etc......

If the process is simplified then people will be more willing to register and fabricating ridiculous advertising campaigns might become a thing of the past.... Its not good for the site in the long run anyway!

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« Reply #11 on: December 27, 2008, 10:18:30 PM »

From what I've seen in my short time looking around you don't really need to pay to find a job at a job board website so can't see why anybody would.

Thanks for the heads up  Roll Eyes.
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« Reply #12 on: December 28, 2008, 04:51:17 AM »

The internet has definitely opened up a lot of opportunities for people, and with that, comes a greater sense of hope, that's for sure. I think everyone already hopes that there's a 'dream job' out there for them, and what's wrong with continuing to look for that on the internet?
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« Reply #13 on: January 30, 2009, 06:34:36 PM »

I think that internet job sites do work but......... job / CV searches need to be enhanced and more sophisticated in terms of the actual results and how they are presented.

I've seen many CV data bases and none are that great!

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« Reply #14 on: May 02, 2009, 11:58:10 AM »

I think internet jobs are here to stay.Of course,like most things on internet we need to careful when going through the process of evaluation.There are some great sites( Yes,I mean it they are great) that take care of the payment and other obligations and allow us to take care of the actual work.They do take a commission for this,but its fine since we need not really worry about buyer/seller running away.
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