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Author: bruceaa Old School Fool Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: of 49553  
Subject: If Careerbuilder is for "suckers", the Date: 7/12/2008 12:41 PM
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Apologies if you have covered this topic before...

Read your article on the HR fool and the jobseeker fool re: Careerbuilder.

Background. I was a career employee at Enron. Lost nearly everything, including the business / personal network (it is a fact, for me, that if I list Enron on my resume, it is the first thing the interviewer asks).

I need to work & I want to work. Having lost my latest job October 2007...by informing my supervisor of multiple illegal accounting practices. However, I am also not a 'protected' species of worker (except I am 53 and a Vietnam Vet - but you and I both know how to practice discrimination in the real world).

It is also true that a job-seeker can no longer just appear at the front desk of any business and apply for work.

So, the crux of my question is: If the job services such as Monster and Careerbuilder are really "come-ons", and that not every good company has a website with a career section, what is a talented, white, middle-aged jobseeker to do for a successful search?
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