What's most often missing from the online Employment search? Well, besides a decent search engine. A sense of humor, that's what.
E-Span's new interface is a step in the right direction. The job hunt can be a dreary, frustrating time and the overabundance of opportunities on the net does little to reduce the stress.
E-Span continues to demonstrate its adaptive staying power with this charming, quick to load, interface.
The October 20th issue of USA Today (print) included an article on Net based Job searching. Technology critic Kevin Majney compared the online job market to the three age old promises: the check is in the mail; interactive TV will be here in 1995; and ....
The article went on to describe his frustration with learning interfaces and finding few opportunities for journalists. He concluded that the Net might be useful......someday.
We agree, sort of. The Net offers job seekers a bewildering array of opportunities and sources. And, it takes time to master the tools. But, there are thousands of success stories out there. It seems like it's time to start celebrating the successes and move away from marketing the companies
Of all people, a technology critic like Mr. Majney should understand that technology is not yet transparent. He should also realize that any job search takes work, research and the use of unfamiliar tools.
Nonetheless, he has a solid point. Today, the Electronic Recruiting Industry is fragmented into small islands of information. It's obviously not a solid long term strategy for any of the players.
In surprisingly related news, Quarterdeck has announced a search engine that takes the results of searches in Yahoo, Lycos, Aliweb and several others and integrates them into a single database that resides on the user's PC. How long will it be until the same product exisits in the recruiting marketplace? We'd hope that the major players will find a way to develop this kind of product from within the industry.