Is Addiction to Job Boards Killing Your Job Search?


With recent revelations of Heidi Montag's addiction to plastic surgery and Tiger Woods' (or his look-alike) in rehab at a Mississippi clinic, it's time we brought to light another serious addiction that needs to be addressed: job seekers' addictions to job boards.

On a segment I did for CNN on using social networking in a job search, one unemployed professional admitted to the host that she had applied for approximately 650 jobs online. When pressed about how many interviews she actually received, she sheepishly answered, "Ten." With such a low hit rate, why was she spending so much time on this tactic? Are you doing the same thing?