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 (http://www.indeed.com/) and Simply Hired (http://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
Source: “New Job-Hunting Sites Might Be Monster Killers”
Original Publication: washingtonpost.com
Subject: Internet Resources
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