At eMarketingSilo, we have the most extensive (and on-topic targeted) job posting network for the internet marketing niche (at $225 for a single posting, we're grossly underpriced considering the cross-posting network and audience we'll capture for your job opening). We also have a fast-growing database of resumes from talented folks at all skill levels pertaining to the internet, digital, interactive, and web worlds. We sell and accept job postings left and right everyday. Yet, our resume database isn't seeing the amount of traffic I figured we'd experience. We get a ton of views, but I still would expect more.
I hear recruiters and hiring managers complain all the time about getting inundated with unqualified resumes (not usually from our network, but rather the Big Boards). So the obvious question is, why do you post an advertisement where you have no control over what enters the funnel? With an advertisement, you push something out there... cross your fingers... then sit and wait for the right person to come knocking. Is that how you'd find a brain surgeon if you needed surgery? Post an ad in the newspaper?
I would think (and this is just me), that employers/recruiters would actively search our database and reach out to potential candidates before posting an ad. Why not go out and get the person you want instead of sitting there hoping the right person comes to you? There's some good folks in our database (if they aren't a fit for you, they may know someone who is--- network with them!). There's no access fee to browse. There's not even a fee to contact them. We only charge $50 if that candidate responds with interest to your inquiry. Yeah, you could potentially be hand-picking a 6-figure resource for only $50. That seems like a no-brainer to me. I'm not guaranteeing there's absolutely a candidate in there for everyone, but take a look! If not, purchase an ad and we'll tell a ton of internet marketing people (potentially active & passive jobseekers) about your company and opportunity.