I had an email in my inbox from a really close friend last night asking if Execunet was worth the fee. This is someone I spend a lot of time with, so you can pretty much assume that I’ll give them the straight scoop as I see it. As such, I thought it would make a good SITE REVIEW.
Here is my response:
Overall, I think the investment has been worth it for me, but everyone’s experience will be different, because I think it relates to how you use the tools they give you.
Execunet doesn’t seem to have as many jobs as some of the others, but the jobs there tend to be real ones and the response rate for me has been much better than any other site I’ve dealt with. I’ve got an actual HUMAN RESPONSE (email or voicemail) from about 80% of the postings I’ve responded to. So though I only find 1 to 3 jobs a month that fit my specific needs, I have high confidence that they are “REAL”
I have used the direct networking components twice and both times ended up making extremely good contacts, but you do have to be able to reach out on your own.
At one time I was extremely active in the forums and have a couple of really strong network contacts from other parts of the country that I still have to this day. As a matter of fact, I met the “BIG TURKEY” on the Execunet forums, as well as some really good people who helped me with coping with being out as much as with my job search.
On a side note, I have asked Dave Opton (the CEO) for help on a couple of occasions and have found him to be really responsive and take a true customer first attitude. I’m sure Dave probably sighs every time he sees my name in his inbox.
For what it’s worth, Execunet is the only PAY site that I still have an active membership to at this time from a Job Board perspective.