Back when I was trudging the digital superhighway applying for jobs, I really got tired of having to put in my information at every single site. I have no idea how many hours I spent looking for a suitable job, but I’m willing to bet that it was more than 20 hours. Now I find out I could have saved myself a lot of trouble with JobSerf.
JobSerf is an online service that, for a relatively low sum of money, applies to jobs on your behalf. The pricing schedule is below. There are two tiers of service, and according to the site, mid-level executives and those looking in multiple cities would probably fare better with the “Optimal” level, because of the number of variables involved in the search process. Us little guys could settle for the “Targeted” option.
Personally, I would have been more than happy to drop the $49 if it meant that I wouldn’t have had to waste hours combing job boards and putting my information into an endless number of company career sites. And while it’s too late for me, it might not be too late for you to give them a shot!
Pros: Less time spent on the menial application process and more time spent preparing for interviews, building your network, and polishing your accomplishments at a current job (unless you’re unemployed, and in that case, you have plenty of time to apply to your own darn jobs!).
Cons: First, if they are applying for you, then there’s no guarantee that your personal brand is being represented correctly. Nobody but you is going to know if a job is going to be a good fit. While they may get you reply, it may be for a job that wouldn’t fit you in a million years. However, I’m pretty sure that they would do their best to match you with a position that’s right for you.