I will speak with most any recruiter and take most demo that’s placed in front of me; hey, it’s my job to be up on new ideas, tools, and “fads.” So on February 15 – that would be two weeks ago – I saw the demo.
I can’t lie to y’all – for me it was a ho-hum moment. All new recruiting tools are sold as the best thing ever and Jobfox hasn’t taken yet distinguished itself as being better than sliced bread despite the Boston Globe writing that Jobfox is “a hub for passive candidates” – yep, passive candidates who have decided to jump into a database.
You’re definition of “passive candidate” notwithstanding, Jobfox appears to believe its “internals” are second to none. Passive candidates still have to select themselves into the database and assess they skills and abilities according to Jobfox’s “models”; employers do the same when describing the jobs. “Matches” are made based upon these two categories.
For me, externally Jobfox has rasied nothing but eyebrows.
Since my demo I have received two email inquires asking me to demo the site, one additional phone call (none of these emails or call was from the account exec who originally contacted me…through ERE’s mail), and early this week, a letter from McGovern that was sent to me at an address that was eight years old when I was performing some consulting for a company whose name I haven’t uttered in eight years.
Let’s lay this out – two weeks ago I spoke with a rep who knew where to reach me yet two weeks later a letter was sent to a very old address.
I see red flags.