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- You are saying "I'm new at this Internet thing! How do I look
for a job on the Internet?" ....
We will try to get you started with a few quick tips!
- First off, there are different job sites on the net. For instance,
on-line newspapers, like your hometown paper, are are good place
to start, try CareerPath
to see if your local paper is participating in this nation-wide
gathering of US newspaper job classifieds. It's a good searchable
database if you are looking for local jobs, moving to another
US city or helping a friend with a job search. If your local paper
isn't listed or you are searching world-wide, try searching for
it at Ecola's World
News. Our worldwide
news search listing might help along with our US
- Next, try out some of the on-line job databases such as
Monster Board:US or for a more world-wide job search use their
Some other good job databases you might scan are
E Span, HeadHunter.NET
- If you are looking for a recruiter in your job search, try
Oya's Directory of Recruiters. They are one of the top recruiter
job sites on the Internet.
- Many job sites have resume posting services, that for free or
a small charge will allow you to upload your resume to their web
site. Make sure you have your resume booted up on your word processor
or text editor and use the copy, cut and paste features to insert
your resume into cyperspace job market. Several companies use
machines to scan resumes and job applications for keywords to
match applicants to the job postings, so make sure your resume/application
is a close fit to the job/s you are applying for.
The Riley Guide has some excellent tips in preparing your online
resume. Many large companies check these resumes regularly
and you might be suprised who you get a call from!
- Also, some organizations will list an E-Mail address or fax
number to send your resume to their recruiter. Again, have your
resume and/or cover letter all set to go in your word processor
so that you can zap your application straight to the source. Either
fax your resume straight to the requested fax number or copy,
cut and paste your resume/cover letter into your E-Mail software
and hit the send button.
- Don't forget the Internet Usenet groups for job listings or
search the groups with Deja
News and Career
Mosaic Usenet Search.
- Job Fairs! There are many on-line job fairs hosted by
Virtual Job Fair and
- Some companies, government agencies and other organizations
such as hospitals never advertise in newspapers and other mass
media, for these job searches, you will have to search out the
web for their job listings but some web sites like Help
Wanted-USA and our own The
Job Beat provide these listings on-line.
- For individual US states, many of the official state job employment
agencies list their jobs with
America's Job Bank but also try searching
Yahoo for more regional jobs or search out worldwide with
listing. Don't forget that
State Jobs has many regions of US already listed along with
America's Job Bank.
- US federal government job! For US federal government jobs try
agency listing along with
- The Riley Guide!
Make sure you read through this wonderful web site! It is one
of the oldest and still one of the best guides for job hunting
on the Internet.
- New college graduates should try the Quintessential
Career & Job-Hunting Resources Guide. An excellent and comprehensive
resource geared toward college graduates!
- Do your homework! Research your target companies with
- Finally, check out some of the Web mapping services to lay out
the route to your interview such as
Maps On Us and Mapquest!
- Remember that the Internet is only one tool in your job hunt!
Be sure to use the full range of standard job search techniques
such as trade journals, networking with friends and family, professional
magazines, head hunters, local want ads, phone calls and pounding
the pavement. You must send out a regular stream of paper resumes
in addition to any Internet resumes. Target your search! Pick
your industries, profession, agencies, companies, geographical
locales and zero in with every available resource you can muster.
- Good Luck!