Finding Jobs Online
Your Job Search Should Include an Effective Online Approach
Using the Internet to find jobs online greatly increases your ability to gather information from the widest array of sources. I’ll show you some simple Recruiter Tips that you can easily learn and incorporate into your online search to make your job search go faster and give you much better results.
Today there are hundreds of online sites where you can find jobs. New sites debut almost every month. I credit PCMag.com for several of the listings here as this landscape changes frequently. At this writing, here are the top job/resume posting and career/job search information & advice sites with a little something for almost everybody:
- Monster Definitely feeling the competition from several sites below but still the grandaddy and largest of all the online job sites also offering job search and career advice.
- Careerbuilder Owned by the Gannett Co., offers both print and online job search and advice services partnering with 150 newspapers as well as AOL and MSN.
- Hotjobs Division of Internet giant Yahoo®, HotJobs has huge job search site plus offers extensive tools and advice section for career and job search improvement.
- TwitterJobSearch Twitter is no longer just for connecting with “A” players and your friends. UK’s Workhound SE developed contextual search engine algorithms that now allows for searching for any job postings that have been “posted” on their platform. See jobs from recruiters, hiring managers and others, plus subscribe to direct feed for jobs that match your criteria.
- Indeed They bill themselves as a one-stop search engine for jobs. Simply list your job preferences and get a slug of returns pulled from many other sites, including those listed here.
- Craig’s list founded by Craig Newmark in 1995 who began posting high tech jobs online that he and a few others became aware of in the Silicon Valley area. What started as a small underground jobs and information networking bulletin board has since flourished into a large jobs/personals datasite that offers a more personal touch and is now highly targeted to many major cities throughout the country. If you live in or near any major city (including outside the US), you should find a local site devoted to your area.
- Beyond.com Claims to be the largest network of niche career opportunities on the web. They’re a good source for finding jobs in your city.
- ExecuSearch Higher-tier selective search. They screen and review all resumes submitted.
- JobServe Claims to be the “world’s first Internet recruitment service”.
- Jobster Calling their method “social recruiting”, they service 24 different job categories.
- LinkedIn They also have a thorough job listing section, some exclusive to this site.
- onTargetJobs Owner of many smaller niche sites, they allow users to find job listings easier than some of the major sites listed here.
- SimplyHired Similar to Indeed listed above. It also aggregates job listings from other sites but goes a bit deeper allowing users to send resumes out to 5 other sites for free.
- Trovix Input your work experience and qualifications and the site returns job listings that may match. They also incorporate JobMaps allowing you to view on Google maps the jobs listed in your area.
- SnagAJob The opposite of sites like the Ladders and ExecuSearch, they focus on hourly-type employment only.
- TheLadders All job postings are for $100K and above. To really tap the postings, you’ll need to pay $30 month, though.
- Oodle Specializes in online classifieds.
- USAJobs The official site for the US government. With all the stimulus spending and an increase in the federal sector, this might be a great place to start if you’re considering a job in the federal government.
- TweetMyJobs Supplies Twitter users with instantaneous job listings derived from their Job Channels.
- JobMaps JobMaps combines Indeed.com resources with Google Maps, this is a job search engine that allows you to see where jobs are located on a map.
- Sample Job Description Job Descriptions for hundreds of different job positions. Each job description includes information on duties, education, training, skills, salary and benefits.