Job portals continue to remain the most widely used recruitment mechanism.
The question emerging in the changing job scenario however is their effectiveness in finding the right job for candidates.
Job portals were the first generation products of the Internet when the internet was all about collecting information and creating access.
The idea was as the internet reach expanded, more and more people and opportunities could get onto this platform and find each other.
But, before we debate the relevance of job portals, it is important to understand the value job portals were creating.
Overtime the problem in helping people get jobs or helping corporates find people has changed from ‘simply finding the people’ to ‘locating the right people’.
The utility of the internet today is no longer restricted to access to important information, but in finding the right information.