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Author Topic: Internet, national job sites. Biggest? Best?  (Read 912 times)

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Internet, national job sites. Biggest? Best?
« on: August 16, 2005, 07:44:41 am »
I haven't actually searched for work in a while, and I'm wondering who the biggest national job sites are nowadays. I'd guess Monster.com, Careerbuilder.com, Dice.com.

Am I right? Am I close?

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Re: Internet, national job sites. Biggest? Best?
« Reply #1 on: August 16, 2005, 07:53:38 am »
Monster seems to be in "acquire and shut down competitors in order to limit consumer choices" mode. I was pissed a few weeks ago to try flipdog.com, which was an aggregator of job advertising and which had provided an excellent alternative view of the job market, only to find that Monster had acquired them.
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Re: Internet, national job sites. Biggest? Best?
« Reply #2 on: August 16, 2005, 08:12:16 am »
I've noticed that about Monster too. Sorry about Flipdog.

Careerbuilder appears to be a huge aggregator of newspaper classified ads.

I'm just wondering which ones have the higest raw counts.

I also wonder which, from your experience, are the most honest. (If, indeed any.)

It's probably best to go directly to potential employer/client websites anyway.

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Re: Internet, national job sites. Biggest? Best?
« Reply #3 on: August 16, 2005, 08:12:16 am »

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Re: Internet, national job sites. Biggest? Best?
« Reply #4 on: August 16, 2005, 08:16:11 am »
For direct employers, there used to be http://www.directemployers.com, but it was eaten up by http://www.jobcentral.com.

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Flipdog was about the "most honest"
« Reply #5 on: August 16, 2005, 08:16:49 am »
That's why I was pissed to see it gone as a choice. It basically just scraped and displayed recruitment ads from companys' web sites and newspaper classifieds.
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Hotjobs vs. Monster
« Reply #6 on: August 16, 2005, 03:50:47 pm »
I recall that hotjobs has fewer postings by employment agencies than Monster.  The company I work for posts all of the "internal jobs" on its employee-only web site (heh, heh) immediately on Hotjobs.



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Re: Internet, national job sites. Biggest? Best?
« Reply #7 on: August 17, 2005, 09:34:06 pm »
indeed.com attempts to aggregate several web sites in one search though I don't know how accurate it is.

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Re: Internet, national job sites. Biggest? Best?
« Reply #8 on: August 18, 2005, 02:22:40 am »
Nice aggregate, searched some obscure keywords and got very useful results.  Thanks BRB!

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indeed.com == excellent
« Reply #9 on: August 18, 2005, 05:52:24 am »
Great site, BRB! I will post this to the web sites section.
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Article on aggregator sites
« Reply #10 on: August 20, 2005, 03:54:56 am »
Excerpt from: www.washingtonpost.com/wp...02021.html
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New Job-Hunting Sites Might Be Monster Killers

By Leslie Walker
Thursday, August 18, 2005; D01

Monster.com may grow up to be a dinosaur. That was my first thought upon seeing a new breed of online job sites shaking up the recruitment industry.

Simply Hired and Indeed, upstarts less than a year old, are getting attention for their Google-like approach to helping people find jobs. They do for job listings what Google does for general information -- crawl or "scrape" listings from thousands of sites and create a free, searchable index in one spot.

The key difference between these sites and leading job boards Monster and CareerBuilder is that employers don't pay to be listed. Simply Hired and Indeed base their results on a crawling of the Web and mathematical formulas that attempt to judge the relevance of each job opening to a user's query, much as regular search results are presented on Google. As a result, Indeed ( www.indeed.com/ ) and Simply Hired ( www.simplyhired.com/ ) offer many more listings than Monster or CareerBuilder -- including some found at those sites, at specialty recruiting services and the sites of individual employers.

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Monster is owned by http://www.hudson.com
« Reply #11 on: August 20, 2005, 04:37:17 am »

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Re: indeed.com == excellent
« Reply #12 on: August 20, 2005, 08:43:58 am »
One quibble with Indeed.com, it's a great site, but they are not sorted by "freshness".  So it's usefulness is diminished because you really have to dig to get the newest requirments.

Unless I'm missing some sort functionality they might have...

This would be real easy for them to fix

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Re: indeed.com == excellent
« Reply #13 on: August 20, 2005, 09:40:12 am »
You can sort by date on the results page, or select this option on the advanced search page.

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Re: Internet, national job sites. Biggest? Best?
« Reply #14 on: September 03, 2005, 01:13:43 pm »
Just came across this one....

http://itjobs.com/