When you’re in the middle of a job search, people can be so helpful.
A friend or family member might innocently and genuinely offer, “Hey, have you tried Indeed?”
For the job seeker, it’s the kind of question that can make one want to sink deep into a tub.
“Yes, thanks friend. My resume is on Indeed and I have email alerts all set up, so all the awesome jobs I might want are right there in front of me. Look, here’s one!”
It’s what you don’t say that makes for the best copy.
Here’s what you don’t say: Now, all I need to do to get an interview (where I may or may not be ghosted by the hiring manager) is be one of the top applicants out of hundreds, maybe thousands of qualified seekers. And then, following that first miracle and the flawless interviews that follow, I need to successfully convey youthful positivity and team spirit, while totally downplaying my experience and true marketplace value. I am on it!
Did you see that? The older dude scored a job and all he needed was Indeed to help him out.
If only Indeed or any job board anywhere on Earth actually helped people get a job. Then the job seeker could believe again. Feel like a person again. Hear the phone ring again.
In the US, Indeed has offices in Austin, New York, San Francisco, San Mateo, Seattle, and Stamford.