Online Job Search Engines
Online job search engines have impacted my life in a number of positive ways. Every job I've secured since graduating from college has had something to do with online job search engines. Many of these sites, like Monster.com and Headhunter.net, informed me of open jobs in my areas, helped me craft an effective resume, and gave me great interviewing tips.
I have changed careers a number of different times and I still have quite a distance to go before I can retire. Many kids leave college and high school thinking they have to make permanent decisions about their careers. You don't have to know exactly what you want to do with the rest of your life when you're 18 years old.
Change Everything If You Want
The Internet is a vast sea of job postings and this sea is taking on more and more water. Because of these online job search engines, I have been able to successfully change jobs and fields several different times. Most people change jobs but stay in the same field. For instance, an account leaves one accounting firm to go work with another accounting firm. I left a Human Resources consulting job in New York City to go do script coverage for Warner Bros. in Los Angeles.
How was I able to jump from a stiff corporate environment and land in an entertainment company on the other side of the country? I kept my eyes on the internet job boards. Every day I looked for something that was entry level and catered to my skills. I wanted to move to Southern California and I wanted to work in film. I posted my resume to over 60 different career builder websites and I specifically stated my intentions. Eventually, I landed a job typically reserved for young adults coming out of film school. It is not only possible, but likely, that you can find a job on an online search engine, and knowing where to look is half the battle.
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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