Friday, August 10, 2012
If you have applied to several help wanted advertisements on the Internet and haven't received any response, but you keep seeing the same ads, you may be wondering if these help wanted ads are legitimate?
There are a lot of games in the job search business and, believe it or not, a lot of the help wanted advertisements that you are seeing on the Internet are NOT real. Meaning, there isn't an opening for the position they are currently advertising. Cruel? Yes!
You have to closely examine the advertisements before you apply to any position. If the ads are from an employment agency, instead of a company, it is quite possible there isn't an opening it's just an agency that is "fishing" for candidates. Within some employment agencies "fishing" for candidates is a standard practice.
"Fishing for candidates" is where an employment agency is putting help wanted advertisements on the Internet hoping to "catch" candidates with specific qualifications. Then, once they "catch" a candidate with the qualifications, they turnaround and market them to companies.
So if you're frustrated with Internet help wanted advertisements, this could be one of the reasons. You're applying to employment agencies disguised as companies. If you're not a perfect fit for what they're "fishing" for they won't get back to you. What will they do? They will just throw you back in the water and keep fishing. The best job search
will always be where you do your own research and contact the companies directly. You shouldn't solely rely on help wanted advertisements on the Internet for your job search. Make sure you examine the help wanted ads and try to avoid the "fishing" employment agencies and apply to the actual companies that are advertising for positions. This way you won't be so frustrated. I hope this helps.
Good luck to you!