Secrets of the Job Hunt


Tuesday, July 31, 2007

An open letter to the soon-to-be former Monster employees

Yesterday, the popular job board announced it is laying off 800 of its employees. I wonder how many of them will use the site to find their next job? Oh, the irony.

Dear former Monsters,

Do not despair my friends. Getting released from the Monster work program can be a good thing. Think of all the niche job boards that you could go to work for? There are thousands of other job sites out there who could use some new talent. Heck, even Jobster is hiring again. Or you could go to work for, SimplyHired or Jobing.

There's even a social network for job board employees. Join and create a group for yourselves. Band together to find new jobs. Network with other job board professionals. And help build a community while your at it.

Being laid off is not the end of the world. Sometimes its a blessing in disguise. Use this time to reassess your career goals. If you're not happy in your current field, I encourage you explore your passion. Take what makes you happy and turn it into a career.

Good luck. Your fellow Jobboarders have your back.

~Chris Russell

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