Online Job Searching: Fad or Trend?

By | April 29, 2014

Just as an entrepreneur looks to the future to determine today’s marketing strategy, so must the person in search of a job in today’s continuously changing job market. I call this person a Jobpreneur.

Many job seekers ask me whether online job searching is really the wave of the future, or just a fad introduced by “experts” vying for recognition among their peers. According to Faith Popcorn, futurist and author of Clicking: 16 Trends to Future Fit Your Life, Your Work, and Your Business (HarperCollins), a fad is a “flash in the pan” that is short lived, and involves very few people.

The fashion industry is a good example of fads. A trend, on the other hand, is big and broad; involving lots of people, and can last 10 years or longer.

Already, over 80 percent of the Fortune 500 companies now have a Web presence (Washington Technology, 1/9/97). The reality of going online to corporate home pages to find jobs is overwhelming. The best way to stand out is to hire a reliable writer. Get your resume polished with Resume Writing Services.

What’s more, companies will rely on their own Web site to post jobs to attract job applicants. They cannot rely on the hundreds of job services that are online now to be there six months from now. Austin Knight, a recruitment and employee communications firm located throughout North America, Europe, and Australia, released their first Internet Recruitment Survey which polled over 200 companies currently recruiting online. Of those 200, 93% of them use, and will continue to use the Internet as a recruitment tool.