Significance of Online Job Search Portals

By Mubeen Scind

     Ever since the advent of internet, people have begun to start looking for jobs in the internet. The internet has managed to effectively replace the print media in the area of job search. Before internet came into being, employers used to post ads in newspapers and magazines in the hope of finding a suitable candidate for their job. The job seekers were in the habit of scouring through these newspapers everyday or the magazines every week in dire hope of finding the job of their dreams. It used to work to an extent as there were no other alternatives where the match between employers and employees could happen more efficiently and effectively.

     This system had many pitfalls. First of all, the cost of posting ads in newspapers and magazines was high for companies. Big companies could afford to spend money to list their ads in newspapers and magazines. But, what about the smaller companies who couldn't afford to spend big bucks on advertisements? Even the companies who could afford to spend had to fight for space in the classified ads section with other companies on a daily basis. Companies may have had openings in a lot of categories. Covering all the categories was a problem. It was not easy to scale up their recruitment process. Even the magazines had only limited spaces to show ads. Another limitation was that the newspapers were highly localized. They only reached a certain section of people reading newspapers in a city, or a country. Every city or country had more than one newspaper company and different people would buy different newspapers. It would not be cost effective for a company to buy ad spaces in all the newspapers. The same limitation applied to job seekers as well. It was not realistic to expect them to buy all the newspapers in circulation and look for jobs. Even if someone found a job posting which suited him, applying to that job was a hassle.

     Online job search websites helped to overcome all these limitations admirably. First of all, it is free to post ads in job search portals for employers. The websites are completely dedicated to jobs. The websites are efficiently divided into sub-categories so that the employers can post their requirements in multiple categories. They could easily scale up their recruitment processes. Even the small sized companies could effectively get in touch with job seekers without the need of any compromises. Another benefit of online job search websites is that an employer in USA can look for and hire a candidate in Japan or India. This system easily eliminates the issue of localization. A job seeker would know about openings in any part of the world and apply for a suitable job instantly by simply emailing the resume to the company. is an online job search portal that helps both employers and job seekers alike. Employers have a wide array of job categories to post job openings and job seekers can efficiently find jobs of their liking.

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