Get Started with Job Search Websites
Do you remember when looking for a job meant picking up the latest newspaper and scanning through the countless ads in the classifieds section of the paper? I know this is probably showing my age but I remember when it was time to get my first job I would go through the classified hoping to find a match then I would call the number or go to the location and fill out an application. This was back in high school and things have changed tremendously.
When looking for a job in today’s market you no longer have a highlighter in your hand, you have a mouse and you don’t have to worry about getting that awful ink on your fingers. In today’s market most job searches take place online and if you aren’t comfortable with the Internet or a computer you are already 10 steps behind your competition.
When I was looking for jobs after college, Monster.com was the most popular and credible job search engine out and I found several jobs through their site. In fact, it’s still one of the most popular sites today. But there are so many other options out there – it’s hard to decide which site to use, you can find job search engines for your field, your location and even some dedicated just to moms.
Here are just a few sites to consider when you are looking for a job.
Beyond.com is the world’s largest network of niche career communities – they’ve collected all the small niche jobsites like salesheads.com, administrativejobs.com, austinjobsite.com and brought them all together into one community.
CareerBuilder.com is the largest online job site that has posted over 1 million jobs for job seekers. The site has been around since 1996 and is an incredible job search resource.
Monster.com recently merged with HotJobs.com to create one international job searching power -house. Not only that but now they offer additional career services such as Monster Career Mapping, Monster Career Snapshots and Benchmarking. You can also go mobile with Monster by utilizing their new iPhone and iPad apps.
Craiglist.org a popular online classifieds service allows you to narrow down your job search to your city and neighborhood. You can easily search for jobs in your area and your field. However you will need to beware of some spam listings but the amount of jobs makes up for it. You can also post your resume on Craiglist.org so people can find you.
The above job sites are designed to fit everyone’s needs, there are some really great niche job sites to consider as well.
Mediabistro.com is a popular job site that focuses on anyone that creates or works with content. Common jobs listed include, editors, writers, producers, book publishers, graphic designers and more.
Dice.com is the leading career site for technology and engineering professionals.
Flexjobs.com is geared to job seekers interested in part-time, telecommuting, freelance and other flextime opportunities. There is a ton of junk out their promising telecommuting and flextime so Flexjobs.com tries to weed those out so you don’t have to. There is a small fee to join the site.
What are some of your favorite job search engines, where have you had the most success, where have you had the least?