I have been out of work for over two months now and am at the end of my rope regarding these so called online job boards. I've applied for hundreds of jobs using this "service" and not received one call for an interview. I understand we're in a recession, but that should affect the number of jobs listed on the site. It does seem like slim pickings, but after awhile it's insane I'm not getting called back to interview for jobs I'm perfectly qualified for.
What I do get is spam. Lots of it. Everything from buying insurance to the stupid University of Phoenix. (By the way, I already have my masters and I promise if I want to buy a new degree without having to actually earn it, you'll be at the top of my list). That's all Monster seems good for: getting spam.
These are terrible times. People are desperate for work. Monster should be doing all it can to help people get jobs, not line it's own pockets with spammer's money.
When I complained to Monster about this, the response I got was that I should upgrade my resume to a gold account or something so employers notice it better. Of course, it's a service Monster charges for. You know, because being out of work means I have PLENTY of spare money to do that.
Who are these people? Have they no souls? How do they sleep at night knowing that they are making matters worse for millions of unemployed people?