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Your experience with Experteer- is it worth to pay for it?

Your experience with Experteer.
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Is it worth to pay for it?
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Old 15.06.2010, 09:26
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Re: Your experience with Experteer- is it worth to pay for it?

No. I never found anything on Experteer that wasn't also listed on jobs.ch / Monster / etc. And a good, comprehensive, up-to-date profile on LinkedIn was all I needed to make sure that headhunters found me.
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Re: Your experience with Experteer- is it worth to pay for it?

already asked: Experteer.ch - any experiences?
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Re: Your experience with Experteer- is it worth to pay for it?

Hi, i'm just starting out with linkedin. Could you please elaborate a bit on your experience.

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Re: Your experience with Experteer- is it worth to pay for it?

I registered with Experteer upon arrival in Switzerland and paid a 3 month subscription. They are useless and it has been a complete waste of money. The only jobs they have are either out of date or they are easily found via Linkedin and Google search. My advice - don`t waste your money.
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Re: Your experience with Experteer- is it worth to pay for it?

I opted for the free-service from the Experteer and started receiving emails with job postings every 2-3days.. trouble was all seemingly interesting jobs were only available to paying-subscribers.. after a while I got bored and and wanted to stop those useless emails.. went thru the unsubscribe-procedure twice but still keep receiving the emails..
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Hi, i'm just starting out with linkedin. Could you please elaborate a bit on your experience.

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I found my current job thru linked-in; one headhunter found me through the description in my profile and contacted me for one of her assignments.

I would suggest to be as descriptive as possible in your profile since some head-hunters seem to be searching for certain buzz words. Connecting to people also helps since linked-in shows your profile to others connected to you indirectly.
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Hi, i'm just starting out with linkedin. Could you please elaborate a bit on your experience.

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In my opinion, LinkedIn is a great tool for networking and finding out about new opportunities. The most important thing is to have an up to date profile which sells yourself and your abilities, achievements well. Then you need to join some groups that are connected with your line of work. Some the groups have job boards, some don't but that is not altogether important. What is important is that by joining these groups you are then connected to other people (including specialised headhunters in your field) who can and will find you if you meet their candidate requirement criteria.

Make sure you keep your settings and profile as "open" as possible i.e. allow yourself to be contacted by people who are not in your network. This way you can receive mail from headhunters and HR personnel. If you are on the market for new opportunities, this makes it easier for them to contact you.

Also try to build up a network of people you have worked with, done business with, and who could recommend you and your work. It looks good on your profile to have these (apparently). Your network can be very useful, let your contacts know you are seeking a new opportunity and ask them if they know of anything.

I have used LinkedIn with success to secure my current role in Switzerland.

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P.S. The Swiss and Germans often use Xing, but I find LinkedIn easier.
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Re: Your experience with Experteer- is it worth to pay for it?

It depends what are you looking for. Here is my view:

You will be able to find the same jobs in other postings and even some of them are not in Experteer.

You will gain a lot of visibility from Headhunters. They usually do a fast query in Experteer when something new comes to them and drop you a note.

I found it useful. Usually 2 or 3 headhunters contact me x month thru Exptr.

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Re: Your experience with Experteer- is it worth to pay for it?

Experteer ( & Execunet ):- my experience with them todate is not positive

  • As one poster said... the jobs appear on other free boards
  • LinkedIn & Xing are far more popular here ( Plaxo is yet another alternative )
  • the 'free' resume assessment didn't give any useful guidance
Save your money, create your own CV...
  • CV - have someone read it through ( without you looking over their shoulder ) and ask them:
    • what person, what experience & what benefit does this profile bring?
    • ask yourself... does this resume describe the role I want?
  • Cover letter / summary...
    • highlight a subset of recent achievements giving action & value (metrics)
    • focus the summary to where you want to get to
    • align the summary to the prospective employer's stated goals
Keep the CV structured, having a good employment/experience flow, use a clear, easy to read font, relate experience focus with benefits for the new job

Post the CV and summary on LinkedIn etc.; refresh it regularly ( raise your visiblity ); don't use a generic cover letter... tune it you your target
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Re: Your experience with Experteer- is it worth to pay for it?

To Be honest i'm not convinced either if it's worth paying for the premium services, had more positive experience with linkedin then any other job website.

More I find is all these jobs are duplicated across many platforms, search the text contact and you may find the source or linked to a established recruitment company, then apply directly.
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Re: Your experience with Experteer- is it worth to pay for it?

Actally Why is Englishforum.ch listing Experteer and Careerbuilder.de under it's job listing?

Can we change this?, all I find is negitive comments about both websites
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Re: Your experience with Experteer- is it worth to pay for it?

I came across Experteer on the jobs page of this forum. In order to apply for the job I had to register on the Experteer website but then when I tried to send the application it forwarded me to yet another jobs website which it wanted me to sign up for before it would send the application off. I felt like I was being sent around in circles so I didn't bother.

I also found the search tool on Experteer to be completely useless.
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Re: Your experience with Experteer- is it worth to pay for it?

They are supposed to offer jobs above 120k CHF.

I once got a call for 110k CHF job (seriously). I liquidated that filthy subject offering jobs below poverty line in CH.
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Old 04.05.2011, 15:21
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Re: Your experience with Experteer- is it worth to pay for it?

Experteer claims they have 'exclusive' jobs that you cannot find on other sites...

You have to wonder why employers would post jobs on a site that limits its reach by charging for content that is basically available for free on dozens of other sites. Makes no sense. And I don't know anyone who has paid for their premium service and found it to be useful.
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Re: Your experience with Experteer- is it worth to pay for it?

I also registered myself to Experteer, they always send me email reminding me to pay extra fees to enhance my chance to get a job, and that some headhunting companies have been looking at my profile. The truth is that no one has ever view it till now (profile view : 0) .

Well of course it could also be that i am not good enough
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Re: Your experience with Experteer- is it worth to pay for it?

Hi there,

Try to have a look at xing.com. It is like Linkedin but more well-known in the German speaking region, however it is also in English. I actually like it better than Linkedin. I have profiles on both. I think that you get a better overview and it is "less american" and more honest in a way (dare I say that in here?). I did lose some respect after Linkedin implemented facebook like features.

Put in "job opportunities" into your "wants", that was what I did, and I got several serious offers. You can decide if you want your profile open to recruiters or not.

I took the premium solution, the few bugs are well spent for a potential dream job.

Good luck!
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Re: Your experience with Experteer- is it worth to pay for it?

The thread has been orphaned for a while, but here's my feeling: It's not worth the money. My BS-o-meter hit red when I was offered a job through it and then suddenly had to pay. the job desc. was vaguer than a bunch of cumulus on a winter day.
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Re: Your experience with Experteer- is it worth to pay for it?

Any site that makes unemployed people pay for the "privilege" of reading job ads and applying for a job deserves to be boycotted.
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Re: Your experience with Experteer- is it worth to pay for it?

Stay away from Xing, the will try to take all you money for nothing. When you want to cancel the service, they block the cancel link. When you forget about them you will receive a "nice letter" from a lawyer in Germany, with an obscure passage and interpretation of the Gemany`s civil code, later on they will offer "two months free" in order to repeat the operation! and take more money from you!

Internet is full of bad comments about Xing and their practices!
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