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What a safe job site to find internship job/career?

I am looking for an Information technology internship job /volunteer to gain experience.

I have used some job sites to find a job (career builder, indeed, snagajob) , but I got scammed.

Someone, please provide me a safe job site.

#internship #technology #job #human-resources #tech #engineering #college #career #COVID19 #jobscam #job #safe

Thank you comment icon Nancy, you didn't mention the Job Sites that you felt were not safe, that will be helpful for the other students that read this question. Doc Frick
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LINKEDIN • https://www.linkedin.com/jobs/internship-jobs/
Not only should you use LinkedIn to hunt for internships, you should build a professional profile and reach out to everyone you know, especially professional contacts professional networking site. Get people you’ve worked for to write you recommendations. Also include volunteer work.

To search for internship listings, go to the jobs tab at the top of the page and put “internship” in the search box. Then refine your search by filling in the boxes on the left side of the page. I searched for “Human Resources” in “Houston Texas” and it came up with ten pages of listings.

One downside: You can’t filter for paid or unpaid positions. Companies pay varying rates to list internships and jobs on LinkedIn (a 30-day posting can be as much as $499), so they are serious about hiring for many of those jobs. A possible downside is that the fee might deter smaller players.

INTERNSHIPS.COM • https://www.internships.com/
Internships.com is now owned by textbook rental and online tutoring company Chegg in Santa Clara, CA. It offers 100,000 listings from 60,000 employers. Internships.com does not charge employers to list positions. When I searched for “Human Resources” in “Houston Texas,” I only got 10 listings.

One huge advantage the site offers: a “who” button that lets you see which of your Facebook friends have a connection to a company, either because they work there or used to work there. Facebook has no job listings and no other site I could find that has the capability to match a job search.

Hope this is helpful Nancy
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Thank you comment icon Your Welcome Nancy, It was my Pleasure. Don’t stress. Do your best. Forget the rest. Doc Frick
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Thank you comment icon Thank You Kathy. “Volunteers are the only human beings on the face of the earth who reflect this nation’s compassion, unselfish caring, patience, and just plain loving one another.” – Erma Bombeck Doc Frick
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Thank you comment icon John, this is great advice. Nancy, I always find it helpful to go directly to a company website that specializes in the area you are interested in. Most company career pages, will link their internship opportunities and if you don't see them, it never hurts to reach out to their HR recruiter directly. Good luck in your search! Jennifer Zaleski
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Jasanpreet Kaur’s Answer

Following are the websites which are safe and known:

1. Linkedin (www.linkedin.com)
2. VolunteerMatch (https://www.volunteermatch.org/)
3. Internships (http://www.internships.com/student)
4. Glassdoor (http://www.glassdoor.com/index.htm)
5. Internmatch (https://www.internmatch.com/)

Note: For the safety and concern, it is advisable that you must search for the company more before applying. Glassdoor is helpful in order to read about the reviews of a particular company. Try to find as much information about the company and employees, to be sure that you are applying to a safe place.
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Thank you comment icon My pleasure, Nancy! Just stay alert and if you can't find any information about the company you have full right to ask the recruiter about the same. Furthermore, search on the Linkedin about the founder and the people who are working in that company. If you get an offer from a start-up company though there presence won't be much online, but at least by Linkedin, you will be aware that people are there in the company. Jasanpreet Kaur Bhatia
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Thank you comment icon Hi Jasanpreet, great advice and comments! Sheila Jordan
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Gloria’s Answer

I see that you have been given several options but others. I would also recommend looking for internships directly with desired employers. For example, my employer has a section devoted to students: https://www.att.jobs/students. You should consider where you would like to work and look for businesses within the industry directly. I feel that is another way to be safe in your search for an internship.
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Sacoyah’s Answer

Hi Nancy, sorry to hear about your experience with the different sites. To put you at ease you may want to try to apply directly with the company via their hiring site. I see that you are interested in Information Technology which is a pretty broad field since every company is transmitting information in some form. Do you have a specific industry that you would like to work in? Like Telecom or Healthcare? If not you can Google the "Top Information Technology Companies to Intern" and see a list of the best companies to work for. You may want to check the following Company's employee sites to begin your search:
1. Verizon
2. Hulu
3. Sony
4. Samsung
5. Twitter
6. LinkedIn
7. Google

These are just a few companies I think may be good to apply to. There are many others.
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Jeff’s Answer

I was referred to this site by the Atlassian leadership when I made a similar inquiry on behalf of my son, a college Sophmore. Hope it helps.
https://jumpstart.me/forum/all

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Yana’s Answer

Hi Nancy,
I'd say :
https://www.indeed.com/
https://www.dice.com/
https://www.linkedin.com/jobs/

Those are pretty reputable sites and easy to navigate and apply.
Glassdoor website is great for reading reviews of the company prior to applying, to get a feel of what other employees are saying :)

Good luck and do not be afraid to try.
Cheers
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Shak’s Answer

Try to go for the free workshops help by developers in your city. You will build a good network.
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Ai’s Answer

LinkedIn is a great place to start! Tip: Find job opportunity listings on LinkedIn/other recruitment sites, but apply for that specific role directly on the company's career site!
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Ronald’s Answer

I am sorry to hear that happened to you!
Don't be afraid to inquire directly to a company in your city that is in the field you are pursuing. Many large companies already have a program in place. Even if they don't, some are willing to take students as interns that show drive and self confidence to make the effort.

https://www.verizon.com/about/careers/college-students
https://www.linkedin.com/jobs
https://www.glassdoor.com/Job/index.htm
https://careers.google.com/students/

I would also suggest checking your state government's .gov website. The government has internships in many fields.
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Nicole’s Answer

Hi Nancy!

LinkedIn is a great resource. Also, Dice.com is a career website specifically for IT jobs, so you may have some luck there!
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Syed’s Answer

Hi Nancy,

Sorry to hear about your recent internship ordeal. Next time, make sure to vet the company on Glassdoor and LinkedIn before committing. If the company doesn’t seem legitimate, don’t pursue further. In my experience, LinkedIn usually has the best listings.
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Mansi’s Answer

For internships/ full time job hunt, LinkedIn is the best place to apply for jobs.
LinkedIn has tons of job opportunities that you can filter based on the type of companies, salary, field of interest, location area, etc. Also try other professional platforms or job portals.
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Jue’s Answer

In addition to the answers above, my college uses Handshake:
https://www.joinhandshake.com/
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Soumya’s Answer

sorry to hear your story Nancy. I would say Linkedin and Glassdoor should be the best professional network sites for job searching in information technology field including internship programs.


LINKEDIN • https://www.linkedin.com/jobs/internship-jobs/
Glassdoor (http://www.glassdoor.com/index.htm)


Also make the summary section presentable (may be popular hashtags) so that these things are highlighted and caught by automated tools in the professional network building sites
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