At first glance you wouldn’t think for these 2 things to connect. But under some investigation, I found many similarities and only a few differences.
There are sites specifically based on the field and positions you want.
There are sites specifically based on different cultures and needs.
For most sites you have the option of creating a profile and adding information about you that would be appealing to the employer.
You narrow down which areas of employment you want (engineering, health sciences, human services)
You identify what regions you are willing to work. Advanced search is an option.
You can contact potential employers through the site.
You can deny or accept job offers.
You have the option to search through potential jobs…
You fill out your personal information, what you want from the site and people you would like to meet.
You narrow down the kind of people you want to meet (age, status, employed).
You identify the distance your willing to travel.
You have the option to search through potential people… advanced search is an option.
You can contact potential candidates through the site.
You can deny or accept candidates.
Personality Tests, Educational Level Tests
All surveys are to help the employer to determine your suitability and qualification for the position
Personality Tests, Needs Assessment
All surveys are to help others determine your suitability for them
To get an interview for a potential job.
To get a date for a potential relationship.
Overall, these two types of searching sites, represent how revolutionized our society has become, and how dependent people are on the internet and computers. It also represents how parts of our lives coincide with one another, what our means to an end is.
Tina Styles is a Continuing Education Student currently studying within the Career Consultant Certificate Program at Mohawk College. MCACES offers a comprehensive Employment Advisement program for our students. For more information about Employment Advisement, please visit the MCACES website, www.mcaces.ca or contact Lidia Siino, Employment & Communications Specialist at Lidia.firstname.lastname@example.org.