The answer to this frequently-asked question is unfortunately another question; “What are you expecting from the job boards?”
Now we’re going to put forth a bit of a challenge.
Based on your experience with job boards, good or bad, I challenge any sales professional to answer “no” to the following question:
Would you like to find a great sales position without spending tons of time on the job boards?
You’re still reading, so we’ve got your attention. Read on, we promise we won’t waste your time!
In this brief post you’ll learn:
- What Are The Subtle Differences Between Job Boards And Other Similar Channels (aka Omni-Channel)
- The Answer To This Important Question: “Are The Job Boards Worth Your Time?”
So what exactly is a job board?
Paraphrasing from Wikipedia:
A job board is a website that facilitates job hunting and (they) range from large scale generalist sites to niche job boards for job categories … Users can typically deposit their résumés and submit them to potential employers and recruiters for review, while employers and recruiters can post job ads and search for potential employees.
Three companies that I’m sure we’re all familiar with are Indeed, ZipRecruiter and Monster. These sites attract millions of job seekers daily and post millions of millions of jobs annually.
These companies are all very successful, and we applaud their success. But what is the right job search strategy for you?
Note that the key phrase here is “millions of job seekers.”
A couple of very interesting statistics:
- An Estimated 80 Percent Of Available Jobs Are Not Posted Online
- Fully 60 Percent Of Jobs Are Found Through Personal Networking, Not Online
These are some eye-opening statistics to be sure.
So what’s the takeaway?
Job boards can be part of a successful job hunt. Statistics show, however, that this type of search can be extremely random and time-consuming. Statistics also show that most jobs are not posted online.
As a focused, specialized medical sales professional you need a focused, specialized placement team on your side.
Well, we’re out of time for this post. We still have more to cover though! In the next month’s posts we’ll wrap up this discussion with an answer to the question:
What else do you need to know about job boards and other related job search channels?
Interested in talking to a sales recruiting specialist? Our team wants to know exactly what type of sales job you’re looking for so we can find your next perfect employer.