Today's job search frustration is brought to you by Brassring, which I have found to be marginally better than Taleo's offering.
Which is not to say that it doesn't have its own lake of suck. Let's examine it:
Time Warner uses Brassring. When I get to the career search for the US, I get this:
*Sigh* A minor irritation to be sure. It's probably a minor oversight, but it's the type of thing that a less tech-savvy person would be really concerned about. (Although IE doesn't throw up the same error message, and I guess less tech-savvy people are more likely to be using that browser instead of Mozilla, but I digress.)
So here's the search screen...
...all I really want is all the jobs available in New York, New York, so it looks like the thing I want to do is go through the list..
Well you get the idea. It's pretty painful to scroll through hundreds of entries in a really small scroll box. It's true, Time Warner has an unusually large quantity of locations, but at least the geniuses at Taleo have figured out how to refine searches down easier. (Since the box is so small, the scroll bar on the side does three things--it brings you all the way to the top, all the way to to bottom, and some place in the middle that inevitably will be wrong.)
Wow, there are a lot of cities in Kentucky.
How Taleo, and other job application/listing sites, suck. A place of retreat for the job hunter. Got a tip? Send it to firstname.lastname@example.org.