Monster Alternatives: Simply Hired

Judging by the decorations and merchandise most retail stores are currently trying to convince us that it is both Christmas and Halloween concurrently. However just because October and the Halloween season are upon us doesn't mean you have to reply on the Monster to fuel your job search.

A newer, but growing option is Simply Hired. Simply Hired is a vertical search engine company based in Silicon Valley, building the largest online database of jobs on the planet. They make finding your next job a simple yet effective, enjoyable journey. Just like an honest resume service, no job board can always promise you'll discover your dream job, but they'll give you the best chance possible to get a bigger paycheck, a more considerate boss, or a shorter commute.

I do not plug services that I do not believe in. In fact I will often guest post on Simply Hired's blog. Here is a sampling of my latest: Your Last Chance at a First Impression

If you are one of the approximately 2.5 million people who are unemployed and have been actively engaged in America's new, most popular past time- the job hunt game- you have probably read about social media's growing influence for both seekers and employers. Between Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn a number of high value sites are now actively part of the game, and while you do not necessarily need to be an social media expert to get hired, completely ignoring these avenues is done at your own risk.
However, all these new career influences do not change the fact that the resume is your last chance at a first impression.
That's right, the old, tried-and-true resume is still your best option to impress a potential employer and land an interview. So, while you should certainly spend some time creating a unified message and brand across your various online profiles, do not neglect spending just as much time and resources on your cover letter, resume and post-interview thank you letter.

Click through to  read the rest and take a look at some of the great jobs they have posted on their boards. As always, if you have a question, or want some free advice feel free to email me at