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What are ways to find jobs on the internet more efficiently?

I want to know if there are ways to look for jobs online more strategically. #career #career-counseling #job #job-search

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Kim’s Answer

Daniela raises some good ideas, however, I respectfully disagree about Monster and Career Builder. They are has-beens, and one or the other of them is the source of a lot of junk email from schools. The place you want to be is Indeed.com Once you get there, click on "advanced job search" under the "find jobs" button. It lets you set your search parameters. If you are willing to work anywhere in the state, you can list only the state name and not the city. Play with your search terms a little bit. If you have a specialized line of work (like team mascot) you can leave location blank and search the whole country! You can also post a resume here, but, remember to tweak it before applying to jobs! (And, if you go to the top left, you will see a link that says "find resumes". . . it will let you search and view other applicants resumes, so you can see how your competitors are marketing themselves....but, be careful, you will also see how many of them there are, which, can be rather discouraging.)


Being young and just starting out, you will find that knowing what you want and where you want it will help you to focus your job search. However, there are a lot of jobs out there you have probably never heard of, so, at the same time, you want to try to stay broad rather than focused. How's that for contradictory advice? I hope it makes sense!


Try connecting with recruiters on LinkedIn, and also join the appropriate groups. LinkedIn used to be restrictive on who could publish there, now they let anybody post their blogs. The result has been an abundance of useless advice on job search.


Also look at GlassDoor.


Companies that get lots of applications sometimes don't advertise at all, assuming that you will come to their website if you are interested in them.


lots of luck!
Kim

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Marjorie A.’s Answer

Even though I've never used LinkedIn, it's a very popular online resource for job seekers.


Good luck!!

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Rahul’s Answer

Indeed.com is the best source of job searching. My personal opinion.

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Daniela’s Answer

Hi Hollie,


There are a myriad of places where jobs are advertised online, but consider these as a start:



  • Company websites: Virtually every company has a section on its site for employer branding (telling you what a great place it is to work for and why) and specific jobs it is seeking to fill. Typically, they encourage you to apply directly online.


Even if your application is coming through an employee referral or your own direct networking into the company, you'll likely need to apply online at some point in the process. This step helps human resources track and stay on top of all applicants and demonstrate nondiscriminatory hiring if the company is audited by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.




  • Traditional Job Boards: In the early days of the Internet, there were lots of job boards, but they've since been merged and otherwise winnowed down. The two giants remain CareerBuilder and Monster.




  • Specialty Job Boards: There are many niche job boards tailored to serve only a single industry, skill set or professional group. A few examples: Medzilla for the pharmaceutical and biotech industries; CollegeRecruiter for recent grads looking for entry-level positions; and Dice for IT and software engineering positions. Also, DiversityJobs focuses on positions for minority groups. The list goes on and on!




  • Professional Organization Sites: Many professional organizations host their own job boards for the exclusive use of their members. Examples include the American Institute of CPAs and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). And there are many more!




  • LinkedIn: One could legitimately include LinkedIn's main Jobs tab among the giants, given that any recruiter or company can pay to list a job they are seeking to fill. Yet, LinkedIn goes beyond job-searching functions with its social features that enable you to see which of your connections works at target companies.




LinkedIn also offers jobs in each of its Groups, and those postings can only be seen by Group members. This thereby allows employers to limit the likely number of spurious applicants.




  • Aggregators: Sites such as Indeed and SimplyHired provide employer- and recruiter-paid ads, but they also go well beyond by scraping the Internet and reposting millions of jobs they find on all kinds of sites.




  • Google and Yahoo Groups: Both Google and Yahoo have their own groups. You can often find a group dedicated to your area of interest or geography with positions listed.




  • Facebook: Facebook recently announced that it has indexed 2 trillion prior public posts and made them searchable by anyone. While this function is likely to raise some controversy and privacy concerns, it will have a myriad of uses, including those for job hunters.




  • College Alumni Groups: In order to retain the loyalty of alumni and entice prospective students, most colleges offer career service help of one sort or another to alumni. Often, this includes an online listing of job vacancies.




  • Twitter. One of the most overlooked but right-in-front-of-you sites for job postings is Twitter. Companies and recruiters often tweet out their most recent or challenging jobs to fill, along with links to full descriptions and instructions for how to apply. Applications like Tweetmyjobs send alerts to you when you sign up and tell it what you're interested in receiving.




Remember: Your real work as a job hunter, however, lies not in just finding the position of your dreams, but dramatically increasing your chances of success by networking your way into your target company, armed with the knowledge that a potential good fit is in the offing.


Happy hunting!


In: http://money.usnews.com/money/blogs/outside-voices-careers/2015/10/27/the-10-best-websites-to-find-jobs

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