Job board aggregators, how to put this delicately, are rip-offs. I mentioned JobFox once because they were using my jobs without my permission to load up their resume database. Job seekers accused JobFox of running a rip-off resume writing service too. They got hit with lawsuits. They seemed to be a revolving door sales folks and Veeps. Now they are gone but not really…they are now part of Doostang. And it appears that Doostang is just picking up where JobFox left off.
My guess is that a lot of these “job board” aggregator services will go the same path of JobFox because they will have to beef up their resume database to stay in business. They will have to create “ways” for companies to use their service too (like a resume writing service). In my opinion, job posting aggregator providers do more harm than good to recruiters. I would encourage HR managers to spend budget dollars on a junior recruiter rather than job posting services. Indeed, we need to hire more recruiters and stop wasting HR budgets on things that just don’t work.