| ||Ask HN: Searching for jobs sucks.|
50 points by photon_off on Nov 2, 2010 | hide | past | web | favorite | 44 comments |
The problems are:
As a result, I'm finding it impossible to keep myself organized. Have I already applied for this listing? Is it a place I've disqualified for some reason [eg: pay is too low, looks like an HTML chop-shop, etc]? What company is it for? I end up doing the same sleuthing over and over again to find out it's either a job I've applied for, or a job I don't want to apply for.
* Same listings across hundreds of websites.
* Aggregation of aggregation of aggregation.
* Sometimes applying forces me to create an account on some site I don't care about
* If I apply to each posting I see that is interesting, I'll likely apply for the same job 5 times.
* URLs that expire in short amount of time
Throughout this process, I've learned I much prefer responding to jobs that are listed on the company's own website. And, I've also learned to copy and past parts of job descriptions into Google to find those original postings.
Anyway, HN, what's the best way to go about finding a job (besides direct referrals)? And, why is this such a pain in the ass?
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