Finding a Job
Whether you're researching companies and job opportunities, perfecting your résumé and cover letter, building a positive online identity, putting your best foot forward in a job interview, or negotiating appropriate pay for your position, the Job Hunting Web Guide makes finding jobs online a breeze.
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A lot of companies post job listings on their Web sites, which is great if you know exactly where you want to work. But those of us who know only what position or field we want to work in need sites to help sift through all of the online job listings. Luckily, there are plenty of job search engines that scan the Internet for job opportunities.
- Here are some tips to help you search on many of the job search engines listed below:
- Search in your city rather than in your zip code to gather as many results as possible.
- Search only one or two keywords for the most results.
- Use search filters if your search gives you too many job postings.
- Sort jobs by date instead of by relevance to avoid outdated listings.
- Take note of the words employers use to describe the positions you like, then search those terms.
- You’ll get the best results when you search on a job posting site specific to your industry; look for lists of those sites in this section of the guide.
- Don’t rely entirely on these search engines; they should only make up a part of your career search. For more help on utilizing all avenues available to land that job, especially the importance of networking, read the bestseller "What Color is your Parachute?"
uses a straightforward approach: It asks you what positions you’re looking for and where you’d like to work, then gives you results from other job posting sites like Monster and CareerBuilder, and from newspaper listings and company career sites.
is a vertical (for example, topic-specific) job search engine. It has a simple design and is fairly user friendly. Filter your results by part-time or full-time, or the level of work experience or education required, for example.
not only gives you job listings when you search the site, but it shows the number of results you'd have gotten had you done the same search on another job site like Indeed or SimplyHired. Access those results by clicking on one of the other site names.
is less cluttered than most other job search engines and provides a job search tip at the bottom of your job search results. For example, in a search for New York City, it may give tips about the different boroughs and the city's top industries. You can search for jobs on the site, but you can’t post your resume.
is a particularly good source for odd jobs, temp jobs and contract jobs. If you're willing to pick through the listings you might find the perfect opportunity; some of the folks at findingDulcinea
found their jobs through Craigslist. Simply choose your location and begin your search.
searches classifieds and job sites and gives you the option to narrow or widen your geographic search area by moving an arrow closer to or farther from your zip code (look for it on the upper left of your search results page). Sort your results by company, industry, category and more.
allows you to improve its search ability (and eventually your own results) by clicking on "Report Incorrect Results" when you get a listing that's not relevant to your search. Vast's results list salary but the site sometimes reads "401k" as a salary of $401,000 rather than as a benefits package.
specializes in finding you that seasonal job you’ve always wanted. If you’ve ever dreamed of working on a cruise ship, at a beach club or a ski resort, then this Web site is for you.
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