Here’s a confession: I dread online job ads, because they’re a crappy way to find the best job candidates.
On the one hand, my recruiter side loves the fact that a smart, well-focused Internet job post can pull in a boatload of candidates for a position. It’s a great way to get a bunch of candidates in short order.
But on the other hand, any experienced recruiter knows that an online job ad is akin to turning on a firehose. If you need a drink of water, you’re probably going to get your face ripped off in the process.