Ten years ago, Monster and CareerBuilder were the starting point
for any respectable job search candidate or recruiting professional.
Companies posted ads, job seekers responded, and within a day
recruiters had a cache of potential hires to choose from. But over the
years, the boards seemed to sabotage their own value proposition by
becoming too easy to use. Job seekers flooded companies with
applications even if they weren't remotely qualified for the
positions, and recruiters, overwhelmed by the deluge, stopped
reviewing them all together. This caused serious seekers to abandon
the big boards, turning instead to social media, referrals, and niche
recruiting sites for job leads, leaving recruiters with a less and
less compelling candidate pool for their job posting dollar.