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Call me Charlie in Louisville, Kentucky

81 months ago

I consider the above to be nothing but an advertisement for these certifications. Certifications are not really worth that much in my opinion. Unless the certification is granted by an industry leader such as Microsoft or on a particular software program, it is nebulous whether the certification is really worth the money.

I have found that many people can pass a test such as a certification requirement but not really be that great at doing the job at hand. An example of this is in the field of psychology. Many people have degrees and certifications in different aspects of psychology but tend to misdiagnose a patient because their education was based on Jungian tenants of psychology or the Freudian viewpoint.

If that can happen in that field it surly must happen in other fields. An example (from my own chosen field).. IBM once advocated replacement of a pcb to correct a failure of a logic gate. While there is nothing wrong with that idea, it is grossly expensive when a transistor can be changed just as easily on the card. I can imagine where some certifications might recommend a complete network be installed with a certain anti-virus software when a little investigation would reveal the one idiot who is using his office computer to access his favorite porn sites.

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Call me Charlie in Louisville, Kentucky

81 months ago

Leave out the link to the place that sells certifications and I won't have to keep reporting your messages as advertisement. Agree or disagree with my opinion but giving an opinion to induce someone to your website is not kosher.

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Jeff in Trenton, Ohio

81 months ago

Why not? Of course it is. It not my site. I offer informed opinions and an optional resource for IT Pros to find what they might be looking for. I don't make anyone go to the site. It is their own choice.

This ultra-conservative hyper-over reactive response to suggestions or resources via a URL is ridiculous.

A URL to very relevant information is more than appropriate. It is what the Internet was made for. The link is relevant, the information is relevant. The site the URL goes to is more than relevant for IT Directors. There is no problem with it. You can call it advertising, you can be hyper vigilant and chase down every relevant link and call them macaroni if you want, Yankee Doodle. I don't know what you get out of it, but the sanctimonious attitude is irrelevant.

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Call me Charlie in Louisville, Kentucky

81 months ago

Jeff in Trenton, Ohio said: Why not?

Because posting job search sites that are basically in competition with Indeed seven times is what I consider not in keeping with the terms of service for this website. We shall have to allow the host to decide. If it stays, then I apologize for having an opposing viewpoint.

There is a method for making an agreement with Indeed for commercial use of the website and I should imagine there is a fee involved. Have you asked them?

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Jeff in Trenton, Ohio

81 months ago

The job search site you seem to think is advertising is based on Indeed technology along with 5,000+ other sites. That site advertises on Indeed, and drives a whole bunch of traffic to Indeed. The site owners have written articles about Indeed as the Google of Job Search. I don't think Indeed will have a problem with a post about online certification, an addition to job search for IT Pros. The post was not trying to drive job search traffic, but trying to educate people about certification for IT Pros, IT Directors.

I'm not sure why you feel it your obligation to chase such sites that offer a whole lot of additional value and call it advertising.

If the site were on point for selling drugs or porn or something unrelated to IT, or even Jobs, then sure do your sheriff's duty. Don't you have better things to do than to pick fights with people?

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Call me Charlie in Louisville, Kentucky

81 months ago

Jeff in Trenton, Ohio said: I'm not sure why you feel it your obligation to chase such sites that offer a whole lot of additional value and call it advertising.

Point taken. I did not know that. If it is true then I am sure the host will allow it to stand but I could ask you the same question... Why do you feel it your duty to direct people to those other sites?

I am not picking a fight, I am just trying to help and I have found that every week end, people come onto Indeed and start trying to sell handbags and perfume and promote work-at-home scams and plenty of others have to wade through all that advertising to get to the real discussions about jobs.

I volunteer my services by marking those ads while the host takes a couple days off and those ads disappear the first of the week.

Again, I apologize if I have mistaken your posts for ads that are not allowed. The way I understand it is the investors in Indeed acquire revenue for jobs that are clicked on and directing people to not just additional information such as a government website of authority but to just another job search website or a place that sells certifications is basically taking away that revenue.

Again, the host will decide.

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Jeff in Woodinville, Washington

81 months ago

Why do I feel it is my 'duty'. Look at this way. The site's job search is powered by Indeed. When IT Pros click on a job ad on that site, Indeed makes money, gets noticed.

That site is yet another distribution point for Indeed. But it certainly not 'just another job search web site. It is a site for and about IT Careers. Far more than jobs.

Indeed understands its limitations. They can't be everything to everyone and that's why their business model is brilliant. No one else in the industry seems to understand that the a Google of Job Search is needed.

But Indeed doesn't provide or wants to provide a complete solution for IT Pro Careers. The value add is for IT Pros and developers because the site is for IT Pros. If an IT Pro or developer goes to that site and finds that the certification from Boston University and Villanova University are for them, great. From that site they can find jobs that Indeed powers. Or, if IT pros are looking for specific advice for resumes, or top five best IT Pro jobs for the nexr 7 years, or online education, or career advice, the site provide that and also jobs powered by Indeed. It's a win win.

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