Find A New Job
If you need to find a new job, there are a few different avenues you can take. Believe it or not, some people still take the time to print out resumes, fold them, put them in envelopes, and mail them to prospective employers. Since most hiring managers prefer reviewing electronic copies of resumes, I suggest saving your money and using the online venues most companies use.
Faxing resumes still has some merit, but, again, more and more companies are moving towards "paperless." Even great faxed resumes often end up in the garbage. Make sure you have a resume saved in Microsoft Word. You can even save it as a PDF file. Just make sure your resume can be easily attached to an email and easily opened by the recruiter.
Ways to Find a New Job
You should have a list of the top online job boards in the world and run searches on them every day. There are specialized sites like Accounting.com and SalesJobs.com that are designed for people looking for very specific jobs. The broader job boards like CareerBuilder.com and Monster.com always have thousands and thousands of job listings. Have a list of at least 40 sites and hit them every day.
In addition, make sure your resume is posted on all the sites you search. If you don't have the time to post your resume 40 times, and most people don't, use a resume posting service that will do that for you. These services are usually well worth the price. Many of them will post your resume on over 60 sites, which means millions of recruiters can potentially review your resume.
by James Lyons
Job Hunting Sites
Job hunting sites have revolutionized the hiring and job search process. The Internet is teeming with hundreds of different job hunting websites for prospective candidates to post their resumes and examine available jobs. These sites also allow recruiters in subscribing companies to search for candidates in their resume databases. Both employees and employers have reaped the benefits of this phenomenon.
A few years ago there were only a few recommended job hunting web sites for both employees and recruiters. As the years go by, however, more and more job hunting sites are popping up, many of which offer broader coverage and more specialized services. Job seekers are inundated with recommendations and recruiters have too many places to look. Is it possible that this surge in career search sites has actually created a problem of abundance?
Too Many Job Hunting Sites?
Fear not my friends, because there are not too many job hunting web sites on the Internet. In fact, it probably won't hurt if a few more enter the market. Having more sites encourages more competition. The job boards are getting better and better every day, offering newer and better services to both companies and job seekers.
The only foreseeable problem is knowing which sites are worth using. Frankly, there are over 50 reputable job boards on the Internet and it would take you a millennium to examine all of them. For that reason I would put your faith in a resume posting service that targets the top job hunting web sites. This will save you a ton of time and frustration.
by James Lyons
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