Ray Schreyer is an online recruiting pioneer and was one of the main players in the creation of DirectEmployers Association back in 2001. Today, Ray is responsible for the creation, innovation and management of IBM’s global recruiting initiatives online, which is why I wanted to share the following…

Dispelling the myths of the internet job search

By Ray Schreyer, Financial Times
Published: Nov 07, 2007

Online job searching has evolved from a novelty into an essential career tool in the 10 years since I co-wrote one of the earliest guide books to using the new technology.

At first, internet job searching may seem quick and easy; however, having a strategy for navigating through millions of postings on thousands of sites helps increase the odds of landing a job, or even an interview. It helps to separate the myths that have evolved along with this multi-million dollar business from the realities that can help both job seekers and recruiters get better results from internet job search tools.

Myth 1: The big boards post the lion’s share of openings.

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