Found another job site in St Louis, Job News St Louis. It looks like a template of several other job sites, which isn't a bad strategy, and they seem to have lots of company logos.
I'm not into job boards, even though I know there are tens of thousands of them and companies use them very successfully. To me, job boards commoditize labor, teach us to follow the rules, and because of the way they are sold, companies don't have to put a lot of effort into changing their conduct.
That didn't come out right. I don't mind job boards, I in fact like niche boards. My problem is that companies, because they pay for job postings, tend to start thinking that their fee for posting is really all they have to do to be successful.
Forget writing job descriptions that pop, forget connecting to candidates, forget selective sorting. The name of the game is numbers. Bring in more numbers, filter out what you can, and you'll eventually find what you want.
Maybe it''s my streak of individualism, and maybe it's my male ego telling me I should be ashamed I couldn't get jobs without the boards (I did 2 out of 3 recruitnig positions from Monster), but I just don't like them on the macro level. Too many resumes mean too little time to approach them correctly. Too little time to train the populace to do a meaningful job-hunt.
Job Boards are a necessary part of the today's employment process. There's nothing inherently wrong with them, but our increased reliance on them tells me more about our approach to hiring than about any features of the board. I guess we get the employment system we deserve.