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How To Find a Job on the Internet

Millions of jobs are advertised on the Internet every week. Even during the recent recession, 4 million jobs were posted on the Internet every month! Our site lets you search hundreds of thousands employment opportunities worldwide! How can you search efficiently the vast amount of job openings advertised on the Internet?

If you seek employment, there are thousands of websites you could visit. They fall into the following categories.

Google search

Using a search engine, such as Google or Bing is not useful for finding job posts directly. Many search results are just noise. Even the hits you may consider useful, may be outdated.However, a search engine can help you to find job sites relevant to specific search criteria. Try googling “nurse jobs in Columbus”. Nursing positions at Ohio State's Wexner Medical Center is ranked at the top. That’s a good link!

Job sites

Job sites like Career Builder and Monster allow you to search job listings online. They may advertise thousands of job posts, although some specialized sites may have far fewer. They are quite popular: Most job seekers spend their days browsing online job sites and employment boards.

The main advantage of job sites is that they list just those companies that are hiring now. At most of those sites you can perform searches that are restricted to a specific geographical location or job title.

Their main disadvantage is search segmentation. You can only search for opportunities posted to that site. This is far from efficient: you may find yourself spending hours searching dozens of sites to seek an appropriate employment opening.

Job Aggregators

There are so many job sites that you could never hope to visit them all. Fortunately, job site aggregators can help you to search for jobs across thousands of job sites.

Job aggregators are the Google for job seekers. They use “spider” software that crawls thousands of job sites and boards, and extracts job listings in a structured and intelligent manner. We have teamed up with the world's leading job site aggregator, Indeed, and we can offer you a comprehensive search of millions of jobs currently advertised in the US and abroad.

Our search is very easy to use. We only ask you to specify:

What Job
Input keywords such as jobs titles (like “software developer”), skills (like C++), type of work (like intern or part time), your most recent degree or anything else relevant to your employment profile that can narrow the results.
Where
Input a city, zip code, state, or anything else that will reduce the geographical extent of your search.
Order of results
Relevance: show first results that better match your search criteria.
Date: order the results by the date when the ad was posted (starting from the most recent posts).

Press “Search” and you will instantly get a list of actively hiring employers and specific job openings.You can try it here.

If you search produces no or a few results, broaden it! For example, if you can find only a couple of jobs at your target location, just try a larger metropolitan area. On the other hand, if you are getting too many job search results, narrow your search. For example, you can be more specific by searching for “bus driver” instead of “driver”.

Social Networking

Using social networks to link with professional people online is important nowadays. A large amount of traditional, professional networking has moved online. Consider having active accounts on LinkedIn and other social networking sites like Facebook. I personally know many IT professionals who were contacted by credible recruiters on LinkedIn and offered excellent employment opportunities.

For social networking to be effective, you should network with people in your profession and employment sector. Geography plays an important role as well. Almost anyone in your profession, sector, or geographical location may be a valuable relationship independently of level or status.

Recruiters love social networking links on resumes to find out more about you. So make sure that your LinkedIn profile is detailed and well-written.

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