Matt Alder has started a great debate on his blog Recruiting Futurology about the issue of "job sites" charging candidates for "services".
I must thank Gareth at TMDR for giving me a login and I am looking at the site at the moment. Interestingly I believe that these won't be the first or last of such business models.
It makes sense, but not because of the current economic conditions. Actually launching now can be viewed as being exploitative. Why? Because we have focused on monetising the recruiter for 10 years, providing them with "better and better solutions." To me it makes sense today to develop "job seeker toolkits".
Again why? Well better planning by the candidate, finding more relevant jobs, better matching, better CV's/profiles and better testing should equal reduced CV spam in the recruiter's inbox. More relevant candidates who have researched the company and are prepared for the interview....it might just answer the recruiter technology issue!!
Please let us know and read Matt's blog for a great debate.