JobSerf: Outsource your Job Search?
Recently I heard about an innovative use of outsourced (Indian) labor; to help you find your next job - Jobserf. On one level, this service sounds like an odd or even ironic use of offshore labor; however - there may be some benefits. We try to be fair and balanced; so you decide.
After signing up and providing your job search objectives (for $98 USD), the offshore group begins searching the web for positions that fit your requirements. When the "Serf" locates an opportunity, they can either select one of your cover letters/resume and handle the submission or send you an alert. All this for between $49 - $98 per week.
The benefit is that this service can free up your time on a laborious search task.
However many job boards provide alerts when jobs fit your requirements and that the source of these positions are sourced from job boards. And as we have written about in the past, job boards are good at letting you know who is doing hiring; however in most cases, it's best to respond leveraging your business network.
The Serf will only submit your credentials if an email is found on the job listing. This tells me that your resume will be submitted with so many other candidates.
If you have had success (or disappointment) with this service, please let me know.
Posted at Wednesday, February 15, 2006