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Well -- even with the better than expected jobs report many of you are still we know struggling to find work and a lot of you've turned to career web sites that.
Pretty much have you -- -- a question at the questionnaire and then match your answers to job openings.
In today's key to a job segment we asked if these sites are an effective use of your valuable time or just a waste of resource joining us -- -- career coach Martin and go who's also contributing editor for US news.
And world report Marty let's get right to some of these sites starting with -- didn't -- BI and T our poll.
Tell us how it works and how effective it is.
All of us -- altogether I mean we're all familiar with match dot com which is used to help you find the romantic person of your dreams.
Well big -- and -- -- and real match and the most the big gorilla is job fox they'll function the same way you spend between 1045 minutes.
Filling out a more detailed -- -- beyond your -- Beyond what you put -- a cover letter and while a lot of supposed to be the perfect match that's the promise the reality is a little bit different.
Okay but are they helping employees or employers.
Bingo the right question -- there there are designed to help the employer because the employers doing the -- It enables them to do a lot of screening the big problem for the job seeker is.
That any employer who savvy enough to use those sites are not just -- Monolithic reporting on those sites but the putting on and everything from monster to Twitter they're -- they're posting their queries on blogs and it becomes they are the most selective employers -- -- so in terms of the job seeker.
In terms of -- whether it's going to be worth his time.
Is it worth it.
Not really especially because of the psychic -- you're putting in thirty or 45 minutes of each one of these and and then nothing happens.
You know you start out with a full tank -- gas emotional energy when you starting your job search.
And then if you finding this doesn't work and this doesn't work in this doesn't work.
It can lead to despondency -- so and so you dump on these sites but what is the best way then to start looking for new job.
The most important thing I can tell you is that one size does not fit -- If you are great networker of course pull out the role that they -- those contacts -- center.
If you are a somebody who doesn't mind cold calling.
A larger proportion of your jobs -- to be spending contacting -- dream employers using what I call call email call.
Paul leaving a voicemail and I think Minnesota merely your -- resonate then send a -- follow a week later if you're good at that great.
If you've got let's see a wonderful resonate and it isn't likely to be top of the heap.
Even if there -- ten -- people applying then devote more of your -- -- that but one size does not at all.
Figure out how to -- your job search time to maximize your strength.
Marty -- great advice smarting number color of US -- and thank you Marty get -- to see those web sites to get excited but he's giving you some advice don't waste your time be really careful with.
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