Job Sites....do they all suck?
I don't have the end all be all answer but my short answer is YES. Basically, they are a headhunter's haven. They are a place where you can get screwed over by a headhunter who doesn't know jack about you or the company for whom they are peddling a job. Also, they seem to be yet another HR scam to get as many resumes as possible and then throw 99% of them away. Now, I'm not saying that all headhunters suck nor am I saying that the job sites are completely worthless. I am, however, saying that you can spend your energy in much wiser ways.
From James Shaw's quasi-blog:
"Finding a job is like waiting for a #10 bus - none come for a long time and then 3 come at once.
It took me 3 months to find a job, and then I found myself with 4 job offers in 2 weeks. Luckily the 3 months wasn't painful - my employer gave me 5 months notice that my office was closing in June, so I was employed the whole time. I know many developers that have been out of work for over 12 months which doesn't bear thinking about."