For a candidate in full job search mode, a daily login to Monster, Dice and CareerBuilder is just part of your day. Some also continue to look at the local newspaper’s online advertising and other great job advertising sites like Craigslist.org. But the smart candidate uses some of the newer “vertical search engines” like Jobster, Simplyhired and my new favorite Indeed.com. These search engines pull together many of these sites and give the results with one quick search.
I’m sure this is having some effect on Monster and CareerBuilder; losing their site advertising and pay-per-click model may cost them daily hits and revenue. But as we all have learned, we have to adapt daily to the changing marketplace and make sure our skills and talents are still relevant.