Top Job Sites
The top job sites on the Internet are Monster, HotJobs.com and Careerbuilder.com. Together, these job sites contain hundreds of thousands of open job stretching all over the world in over 23 countries. You will spend at least one-third of your adult life doing the job you choose to do. Most people out there end up settling for something that pays the bills but gives them no intrinsic value.
Hertzberg, a renowned motivational and organizations theorist, asserted that a job's intrinsic value is the source of real motivation. Hertzberg asked employees about instances when they felt pleased with their work. He uncovered that the primary determinants of job satisfaction were recognition, achievement, responsibility in the work itself, and potential for advancement. These intrinsic factors were the key to motivation.
What Hertzberg Found
Instead of doing everything to maximize the intrinsic factors, most companies did everything to minimize what Hertzberg called the "hygiene factors." The hygiene factors include company policy and administration, salary, management, interpersonal relationships and working conditions. Now, if these things do not meet the minimum expectations of the employee, he or she will be dissatisfied.
Knowing this, most company executives and managers focused on curtailing the hygiene factors. The paradox is that meeting these factors does not create satisfaction; it only prevents dissatisfaction. To truly motivate an employee, the employee has to find something inspiring in the work, something in the work itself that propels them forward every day. The top job sites on the Internet today have taken some of that onus off managers and put it on job seekers because they now have the power to find jobs that are intrinsically rewarding, especially with the advanced search features and the availability of industry specific job sites.
by James Lyons
Job Hunting Sites
Job hunting sites have revolutionized the hiring and job search process. The Internet is teeming with hundreds of different job hunting websites for prospective candidates to post their resumes and examine available jobs. These sites also allow recruiters in subscribing companies to search for candidates in their resume databases. Both employees and employers have reaped the benefits of this phenomenon.
A few years ago there were only a few recommended job hunting web sites for both employees and recruiters. As the years go by, however, more and more job hunting sites are popping up, many of which offer broader coverage and more specialized services. Job seekers are inundated with recommendations and recruiters have too many places to look. Is it possible that this surge in career search sites has actually created a problem of abundance?
Too Many Job Hunting Sites?
Fear not my friends, because there are not too many job hunting web sites on the Internet. In fact, it probably won't hurt if a few more enter the market. Having more sites encourages more competition. The job boards are getting better and better every day, offering newer and better services to both companies and job seekers.
The only foreseeable problem is knowing which sites are worth using. Frankly, there are over 50 reputable job boards on the Internet and it would take you a millennium to examine all of them. For that reason I would put your faith in a resume posting service that targets the top job hunting web sites. This will save you a ton of time and frustration.
by James Lyons
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