Why Online Job Searches Don’t Work & What to Do Instead
31Jul

Why Online Job Searches Don’t Work & What to Do Instead

About the Author

Anna Runyan

Anna is the founder of Classy Career Girl, named by Forbes as one of the top 35 most influential career sites of 2014. She helps millions of women design and launch their dream careers, businesses and lives through her website, online courses and social media channels.

Comments (6)

robertg - June 27, 2015

Ooops,,after joining in for a meeting,,I didn’t realize that this was for women..Am i still invited to attend????..I need help finding a job also..have gotten sick of having to apply on the internet & staffing agencies,,,a real joke & very low wages,,also a real confidence let down which hurts you in the long run,,,makes you feel like you have no purpose anymore,,,a real let down..i agree with you,i have never believed we had to depend on someone else to sell you to a company for a job who could careless about you & only concern is to make money off your skills..My policy was the only person who can sell your services is yourself & it’s real hard to find companies who will let you in to do that,,It’s like selling a car,you wouldn’t buy the car without looking at it or driving it 1st & seeing how much power it has….People are the same way…..Sorry got carried away,,,,,see you on the call…have a great day,,,

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    Anna Runyan - June 28, 2015

    No problem! You will see all my stuff is geared towards women but happy to have you on the call too!

robertg - June 27, 2015

Anna,,,You are so right on finding employment you might really like….Everybody needs to listen & this is real world advise….These employment agencies is just a company making money off other people…I have more pride & drive to sell mysef & skills to companies & have had better luck in the past bugging the heck out of them on getting that certain job you want.You are actually selling yourself & your abilities & who can do that better than anyone besides yourself.Determination was a big factor before we had to depend on the internet for employment..Sounds like Anna has been there & done that..I really want to see what she has to talk about…My kind of person……

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    Anna Runyan - June 28, 2015

    Thanks Robert! So glad you enjoyed the article and glad that I am your type of person! 🙂

ann - January 10, 2016

Ok heres my experience ….there is no such thing as a hidden job market but there is very little opportunity for anyone. Yes you are applying for jobs you want but you have no chance of getting them. All secretarial jobs are the same. If you don’t know that you don’t have enough experience and that includes the employer. Yes there is huge competition for any job (see my first point). The source of the vacancy is irrelevant. And as for number 5…you betcha.

In the interests of labour force truth.

Thank you

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    Anna Runyan - January 11, 2016

    Thank you for sharing your experience Ann! An important point you mentioned is that you have to stand out that is for sure. I tend to believe that anything is possible and you can find your dream job even though it might be hard and tough, there are ways. Hopefully my other articles on the site will help you find the ways that will help you instead. For starters networking!

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