All it takes is an Internet search to discover how over-saturated online job boards have become.

Job boards such as Indeed, Zip Recruiter, Glassdoor, Careerbuilder, and Monster may be helpful for job seekers; however uploading resumes to many job boards  might give the impression of desperation which is not a quality that bodes well to employers.

“Indeed” boasts about how many resumes that they have, but they make no mention that many of these resumes are outdated and of little use to a specific job requirement.  Even if an appropriate candidate is found, what happens next?

The collective goal of job boards is to make it easy for potential employers to receive candidates for specific jobs, but they are missing one key component that only professional recruiters can provide: person-to-person connection.

Whether you’re a job seeker or someone looking for top-notch employees, professional recruiters add an unmatched personal touch.

For job seekers, in addition to assisting with securing employment, recruiters can help improve interview skills, something no online job recruitment tool can do. Job recruiters often have an inside scoop on what to expect during interviews with prospective firms, so they’re often good practice in preparation for the real interview. It takes seven seconds to make a an impression, according to studies, so by going to a recruiter, you’re gaining a few extra seconds, to make sure it’s a good impression you make in the actual interview. Plus, recruiters know or are in contact with many leaders in your industry. They’re like the social butterfly of the business world.

For employers, recruiters often have an expansive network of contacts (did I mention they’re a social butterfly?). Recruiters keep an ear to the ground when it comes to good job candidates and have a great pulse on industry trends. Where online tools only provide you with resumes, professional recruiters provide you with faces and narratives. They tell a story to businesses and offer reasons why a particular candidate could be integral to your firm’s success.

In this modern, technological age, people have many ways to reach each other, whether by email, text, or phone. But when it comes to job recruitment, the best way to find the best candidate is still the old-fashioned way: discovering the narrative of a candidates’ career by a professional vetting process.

A professional recruiter knows how to uncover candidates not ON the market to make a change but IN the market to make a change.


Bernie Reifkind is the CEO and founder of Premier Search, Inc. a nationwide executive search and placement firm. In addition, Bernie provides career guidance and strategic interviewing techniques to professionals at all levels. P: 1(800) 801-1400 or email at