(From the archives–2013) Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter speaks about using job boards efficiently so you can go back to networking.

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Hi! I'm Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter and I'm referred to as The Big Game Hunter
because I've been hunting down leaders and staff for organizations for more
than 40 years I want to talk with you about some simple ways that you use job
boards efficiently so that they're a tool and not a resource to suck up your
entire day now I want to contextualise job boards for you the statistics I see
talk about job boards filling about six percent of all jobs
I think that's an understatement because in the same statistic . . . in the same group
of statistics, they'll talk about recruiters filling 15% of jobs and c
many recruiters are using job boards to find candidates to fill those jobs.
so let's pause for a second and say all jobs felt by headhunters recruiters and
job boards in these statistics go to job boards. So let's say 25% of all jobs
are felt by job boards yeah that translates into you should be doing
other things but job boards should not be to collect it the problem is for many
people job boards suck up your entire day and take away from doing some of the
stuff that you should be doing to connect with people to get into
organizations to find your next job again job boards should not be neglected
Job boards operate in two ways. For you, number one is they provide you with
information about jobs number two is they provide your resume to employers
who are trying to fill jobs now employers when they're posting an ad
they may be spending$500 for that one time posting in
order to get their job listing online and the longer it
sits for example on monster, I'll use them as an example, the lower down in the
pantheon that job comes so by the end of the first week you're probably never
going to see it now I'll also go tell you that if someone attempts to refresh
their job, that's an additional $500 they're
charged so it's not a desirable approach from their perspective. However from yours, you
want to be setting up alerts on as many job boards as possible to notify you of
positions that have those keywords that will superficially fit your background
or there are some services that are available that will automatically apply
for you. I have some of those on my website on the links page (discontinued) so that's
JeffAltman.com and there's a list of job boards
that you could post a resume to and the first couple of listings there I think
are of services where you can do them next you also want to be in a position
where you're found so being found that translates into your resume is in their
database and they're searching to fill a position and they find your resume
That's obvious but what isn't obvious is, like those job listings, but without the
cost every time, you let a day go by and your resume is
getting lower and lower and the responses and the fact of the matter is
after three days they're never gonna see your resume because they get interrupted
so what you need to do is to come back to your to your resume on the job board
on a regular basis on a scheduled basis and make updates the updates can be as
simple as going to the end of the resume skipping a couple of lines and putting
in a dot and then coming back a couple of days later and deleting the dot each
of those is considered by the job board as refresh and allows your resume to
come back to the top of the stack but again you shouldn't be spending all your
time on the job boards but you shouldn't neglect them either job boards do fill a
lot of positions however you need to be out there networking talking to people
being out there, connecting with folks who can help you
find your next position. Statistically , 75 percent of all jobs are
filled through referrals networking stuff along those lines 25 percent are
filled through job boards. So this is. Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter. I don't I hope
you found this helpful if you didn't you're watching on youtube look over
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mentioned before, JeffAltman.com and you can watch my videos there, as well as
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advice for job hunters that's good anywhere in the world (discontinued)
it's a $499 value I give away for free now here's some more stuff you can find
in my website you can post your resume to more than 50 sites from one search
positions I'm recruiting for (discontinued) you have access to easy to work with CareerBuilder
links (discontinued) you can find out about my coaching program where I work with you
individually to try and help you find work faster. There's 50+ places that
you can post your resume to (discontinued) easy to work with . . . I'm sorry,
access to Indeed on the links page (discontinued) and Job Search Universe (discontinued) at the bottom of the
home page, both of which search thousands of other sites for job leads so you
don't have to find all these places there's information about my books and
guides to job hunting (discontinued) other people's books, previous articles I've written for
the e-zine podcasts of my radio show my videos it's just a ton of information in
JeffAltman.com so come over the website and go exploring. Two more things
please. First of all, if the firm's trying to hire someone, send me an email at the
address below (discontinued). Let me know who to contact and whether or not I can mention your name.
I'd love to help the firm staff a position finally if we're not already
connected on LinkedIn, send me a connection request. The page there is
LinkedIn.com/in/TheBigGameHunter.. I accept connection requests from people
all over the world except if you're a third party recruiter or in a country
known for scams or spam so this is Jeff. Albin I hope you have a great day take
care

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20 Responses
  1. adwaye

    Mr. Jeff, Are we just wasting our time going online to look for jobs. I
    love beating the pavement but Im told most of the time “to go online”;
    which frustrates me in my hunt for a job.

  2. adwaye

    Mr. Jeff, Are we just wasting our time going online to look for jobs. I love beating the pavement but Im told most of the time “to go online”; which frustrates me in my hunt for a job.

  3. adwaye

    Mr. Jeff, Are we just wasting our time going online to look for jobs. I love beating the pavement but Im told most of the time “to go online”; which frustrates me in my hunt for a job.

  4. Jeff Altman

    Statistically, going online is a waste time. Job boards fill 6% of jobs.
    Recruiters fill another 20%. Some recruiters use job boards to fill jobs so
    let’s combine both and add some to it for good measure. The two combined
    fil 35% of jobs. Networking fills the rest. Not every company advertises or
    keeps its website up-to-date and then you have to apply with an applicant
    tracking system that uses stupid intelligence to weed people out. Talk to
    people and get involved. It works better.

  5. Jeff Altman

    Statistically, going online is a waste time. Job boards fill 6% of jobs. Recruiters fill another 20%. Some recruiters use job boards to fill jobs so let’s combine both and add some to it for good measure. The two combined fil 35% of jobs. Networking fills the rest. Not every company advertises or keeps its website up-to-date and then you have to apply with an applicant tracking system that uses stupid intelligence to weed people out. Talk to people and get involved. It works better.

  6. Jeff Altman

    Statistically, going online is a waste time. Job boards fill 6% of jobs. Recruiters fill another 20%. Some recruiters use job boards to fill jobs so let’s combine both and add some to it for good measure. The two combined fil 35% of jobs. Networking fills the rest. Not every company advertises or keeps its website up-to-date and then you have to apply with an applicant tracking system that uses stupid intelligence to weed people out. Talk to people and get involved. It works better.

  7. Jeff Altman

    Statistically, going online is a waste time. Job boards fill 6% of jobs. Recruiters fill another 20%. Some recruiters use job boards to fill jobs so let’s combine both and add some to it for good measure. The two combined fill 35% of jobs. Networking fills the rest. Not every company advertises or keeps its website up-to-date and then you have to apply with an applicant tracking system that uses stupid intelligence to weed people out. Talk to people and get involved. It works better.

  8. Jeff Altman

    Adwaye, let me give you a better answer. It isn’t tat you are wasting your
    time with job boards. It is tat you are making a mistake ONLY USING job
    boards to find a job. By only focusing on how to look for a job attacking
    35% of jobs, you are ignoring 65% of the job market that doesn’t use job
    boards.

  9. Jeff Altman

    Adwaye, let me give you a better answer. It isn’t tat you are wasting your time with job boards. It is tat you are making a mistake ONLY USING job boards to find a job. By only focusing on how to look for a job attacking 35% of jobs, you are ignoring 65% of the job market that doesn’t use job boards.

  10. Jeff Altman

    Adwaye, let me give you a better answer. It isn’t tat you are wasting your time with job boards. It is tat you are making a mistake ONLY USING job boards to find a job. By only focusing on how to look for a job attacking 35% of jobs, you are ignoring 65% of the job market that doesn’t use job boards.

  11. Elite Clinical Research

    Job Boards still are incredibly high yield in 2018. People think they are a waste but they just dont know how to use them.

    1. Jeff Altman

      Respectfully, I have already provided the statistics about job boards in a previous comment. The data suggests they are not particularly effective yet shouldn’t be ignored.

    2. Jeff Altman

      Actually, no, they aren’t. yes, there are certain people within a sector that do better than others but the statistics tend to be pretty consistent.

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