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2 Huge Reasons You Shouldn’t Use Google to Job Search

If you're looking for a job, it's tempting to turn to Google. It's easy, convenient, and even fun (if you like hunting through listings). But is it effective? Not really. In fact, many industry insiders have declared that using Google to find a job is worse than ineffective—it can actually hurt your chances of finding work! Here are some reasons why:



Scams are widespread


Don't be fooled by the search engine's ability to connect you with companies and people that might otherwise have been hidden from you. The truth is, many of the job postings on Google are scams.


There's no way to tell which ones are legit before applying, so it's important to do your research before clicking on any links or forms. The best thing you can do is follow these three simple steps:

  • Check out their website and social media accounts (if they have them). Is it easy to navigate? Do they look professional? Do they seem like they're run by real people? If so, proceed with caution but also consider yourself lucky—you've found a legitimate opportunity!

  • Look through user reviews for more information about how others feel about working there or hiring from this company in general. You can find this information all over the web by searching for things like "Google Reviews" or “Glassdoor Reviews”; however none of them are perfect because some people will leave bad reviews even if everything goes well just because they don't like something else unrelated such as price point so don't take any one review too seriously unless it sounds exactly like what happened during your experience there then those types of reviews should definitely raise red flags regardless if positive or negative because those types tend to be accurate when describing what happened during their actual experience at an organization even if later down line someone else may disagree based on personal preference rather than fact based reasoning behind why something happened versus why another person experienced differently despite similar circumstances surrounding same situation occurring within exact same time frame/place/etcetera etcetera etcetera...

Job sites cater to quantity, not quality


If you're looking for a job, the first thing you should know is that job sites are not designed to help you. The second thing? Job sites aren't designed to help employers either! In fact, they don't care about the needs of anyone other than themselves.


Why? Because it's in their best interest to have as many companies bidding on each ad as possible—and if they can get those advertisers by selling them placement within search results, they'll make even more money. That's why every time someone types "hotel manager" into Google and clicks through from there, a hotel chain ends up paying Google for that click (plus all subsequent clicks).


The first thing that comes up in the search results for “jobs” on Google is an advertisement for Monster, an online job board that charges companies hundreds of dollars per month to post their jobs on it. The second link, which Google places directly under this ad, leads back to Monster again—this time as part of a sponsored post (i.e., paid advertising). The third result takes you back out into Facebook where several of your friends might be looking for work too. There's no way around it: if you use Google as your only tool when searching for work, then chances are good that someone else will beat you there with better content and more followers than yours ever could have had!


You’re better off using Google as a resource to get ideas rather than applying to jobs on Google. You can find information on companies and industries that interest you, which will help you build a list of potential employers.


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