We recently surveyed our registered jobseeker community (thank you to all who took the time to respond). Most folks had great things to say about eMarketingSilo (much appreciated); however, there were a few "additional thoughts" I wanted to highlight and perhaps clarify in case others have the same misconceptions about job boards (not just ours).
"A candidate comes to a job site with a lot of expectation. In this era, the candidate feels this online job search engine is the most efficient and most effective. A job site, hence, should be capable to find the right job for the right person, in a limited time. Typically every person coming here should end up with a relatively satisfied job in a satisfied time period."
Well, that's certainly an optimistic view to embrace, but hardly an accurate one. First of all, we're not finding jobs for people. There aren't enough resources in the world for us to commit to actively spending our days tracking down unique, individualized jobs for each and every one of you. We run a recruiting service as well, and we don't find jobs for people in that department either (we find people for jobs, not the other way around; so if you're seeking out the services of a recruiter to find you a job, you'd better be an A-player, very unique, and very inactive in a job search; otherwise, that recruiter isn't going to spend any time marketing you. A good recruiter will have the cajones to tell you that). If you want me to find you a job, I can certainly consider doing that, but it'll be a heck of a time commitment on my end, and I'm going to charge you for it. (It's amazing how disgruntled some folks can be when they're utilizing a FREE service). Or perhaps a better alternative would be for you to hire a career coach.
"Have not received a single quality lead from your site."
I'm assuming you're referring to an employer contacting you about your resume? Because we have over 1,000 jobs listed on our site. If none of them is a fit for you, nor are you interested in any of the postings, well, there's a disconnect we have no power to change. And again, we're not manufacturing jobs here (which in this current economy, fewer employers are actually creating any). If an employer or recruiter isn't interested in your skill set at this time, we can't control that.
The purpose and mission of our job site is to collect opportunity and try to facilitate the connection of market supply to market demand. Notice I said "help facilitate", not actually hold your hand and walk you to your next place of employment. We can't control what skill sets the market (employers) are going to demand, nor can we control if you possess any of those marketable skills. I can understand frustration on your end if you haven't landed a job in over 12 months (which a couple respondents checked), but anonymously (well, you thought you were anonymous, but I know who you are), flaming us for events outside our control isn't going to help you. However, if you'd like to reach out to me personally in a constructive way, I'll spend 30 minutes with you to see if I can lend assistance/advice in your job search, but be prepared to hear the brutal truth... because I won't hesitate to lay it out there.