Online Job Search

More and more job seekers are turning to the web to aid their job search.  The classifieds have digitized and if you don’t want to miss the job opportunity of your dreams you need to adapt your search.  Get to know these 10 sites to aid your next job search:

  1. Simply Hired – with more than 5.5 million job postings, this site is a leading online job board. You can create an account, save searches, make notes about job listings and set up email alerts.
  2. Indeed – posts roughly 500,000 new jobs every week compiled from all over the web.  You can sign up with your Facebook account and there is also a mobile app that allows you to apply and browse job listings right from your smart phone or tablet.
  3. Careerbuilder – boasts more than 1 million current job listings.  Additionally, this site offers career-oriented advice, resume and interview tips and a resume posting feature where you can make your resume searchable by employers.  This site also recommends job posts based on your past applications.
  4. Monster – one of the earliest pioneers in online job recruitment, Monster has had a cornerstone on the market since 1994.  This site also includes helpful resources to edit your resume and prepare for the interview and also recently introduced a mobile app.
  5. LinkUp – rather than an online job board, this service is a job search engine.  Search more than 50,000 company pages directly for new job opportunities.  This also means you can find jobs that companies are not posting on the major job boards.
  6. LinkedIn – this professional social network allows you to create an interactive online resume, get recommended by other colleagues and connect with others.  Many online job applications also include a LinkedIn integration allowing you to easily apply with one click.
  7. TweetMyJobs – a free service that connects recruiters and job seekers through social networking.  Connect your TweetMyJobs account to Facebook and Twitter and receive targeted matches. Employers use the 10,000+ custom job channels to tweet more than 50,000 new jobs every day.
  8. Glassdoor – as the name suggests, this site allows you to see beyond the text of the job description and take a glimpse inside of your prospective company.  Read through company reviews, interview questions and salary information before you even apply.
  9. Dice – a specific search engine for careers in the technology and engineering field.  The site typically lists more than 80,000 entry-to-senior-level positions.  Post your resume and confidential profile and connect with top tech companies like Google, Microsoft, Apple and Amazon.  Not in the technology field?  Try their sister sites for healthcare and financial careers: healthcallings.com and eFinancialCareers.
  10. Mediabistro.com – for the right-brained job seeker.  Browse jobs in the writing, editing, TV production and graphic design industries.  Find the right fit for your creative career organized by location and industry.

The job hunt can be overwhelming, but with these technological tools you’ll land your dream job in no time.

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Peter "WebDoc" Martin
A digital marketing expert nationally recognized as the “webdoc,” and is the technology correspondent for ABC 7 News and SNN6 where he provides technology advice, website reviews and product news.
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