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Sunday, October 7, 2007

BEST WEB SITES TO FIND A JOB

By: W. Parker

It is now 2007 and people should be utilizing the Internet to find job leads. The following are the best web sites to find a job: Careerbuilder, Monster, Hotjobs, and Indeed. These web sites are very good because they are interactive and all the best companies list their jobs on these various web sites. Jobseekers should be utilizing the Internet to find job leads because it is convenient, quick and cost effective.

Web site Comparisons

Careerbuilder- Claims to have the largest supply job listings. They have a combination of help wanted ads of the nation's leading newspapers and job listings from the Web sites of leading employers. The site also includes many other resources. Free to jobseekers. The website is very easy to use and you don’t have to setup an account to apply to their jobs. They also have very good customer service as well. I recommend posting your resume and searching for jobs. No cost to jobseekers.

Monster- Has several hundred thousand jobs listed worldwide. Also includes career advice and relocation services for job seekers, as well as an auction-style marketplace for independent professionals. In order to use the web site you have to setup an account to search jobs and post your resume. I recommend posting your resume and searching for jobs. No cost to job seekers.

Hotjobs- They also have several hundred jobs listed worldwide. Hot Jobs' tools and advice put job seekers in control of their careers. Their website is very easy to use for people who are not tech savvy. In order to use their website you have to have an account to search jobs and post your resume. I recommend posting your resume and searching for jobs. No cost to jobseekers.

Indeed- a meta-search job site that pulls job postings from more than 500 places, including the major job boards, the top 200 newspapers, hundreds of professional associations, and company career centers. Job seekers can search for job listings by (what: title, keywords, company; and where: location). I recommend using the indeed alerts that will automatically send job listings to your designated email address. No cost to jobseekers.

In conclusion: When searching for jobs, I recommend posting your resume online to each site and applying to jobs. It is important to post your resume on each site because staffing agencies and companies search the job board's resume database based on keywords that are listed on your resume.

1 comment:

JuliaW said...

It is thanks to Will and indeed.com that I have my current job--one that pays significantly more than I was making before. I entered a couple search words into indeed.com and received emails everyday with jobs listed. I would never have looked at the big job boards daily and might not have come across this job anyway, because it was in a different field. But because it had the keyword in it ("communication") it arrived in my mailbox, I applied and am employed at a great job. I do want to put a plug in for What Color is Your Parachute - that's where I learned about skill-based resumes and received encouragement to trust my work experience, not my job title. Google skill-based resume and see what comes up - it was very enlightening and helpful.