Using the internet is a needed tool in today’s job search, whether you’re using it for finding job listings, connecting to contacts, researching companies, applying for jobs online, or emailing your cover letters and resumes. Not having access to the internet and the World Wide Web will make your job search a challenging mission. If you’re in a situation of not owning a computer or having access to the high-speed internet, we suggest searching out family members, friends, local libraries, unemployment offices, colleges, or schools for assistance in gaining access to the internet.
Many people fall into a false sense of security with their job search and the internet; they feel all they need to do is apply to a few online posted jobs, post their resume on a few sites and wait. When they don’t get the results they expected, they assume a lack of employment and blame it on the current economic situation. It is estimated that about 70% of jobs are filled, in the process of being filled, or are canceled before being published or advertised. The internet is an excellent tool to locate the 30% of posted live job listings, but there are many more uses of the internet to help connect to the other 70% (the untapped job market, which we review in the other pages of this section).
Posting Your Resume Wisely
As we just mentioned, you shouldn’t just post your resume to a site like Monster and expect interviews to roll in; you need to aim your resume at targets that will reward you with an interview. Here are some guidelines for making good use of your time online.
- Target websites of companies you are interested in; this works with the traditional method and the cold cover letter we reviewed. Determine which companies to target, visit their sites, review the career section, and post your resume to their website if they have this option. Use the site to determine who to send your resume to directly.
- Consider using regional job boards. To locate these sites, use a search engine like Google, then type your state or county followed by “Job Board” or “Jobs” (e.g., New York Job Board or Brooklyn Jobs) or try your local library’s website. These sites are more localized and might have jobs not posted on the more significant sites.
- Explore niche (specialty) job websites, like greenjobs.com for green jobs or Dice.com for tech jobs. See our list below for some other suggested niche sites.
- Review professional association websites; they often post positions for their members. If you belong to any association, make sure you visit their site.
- There are sites like ResumeRabbit that let you post your resume on many different job-posting sites through one secure platform.
Finding Job Listings on The Internet
The internet is an excellent source when searching for those advertised job listings, but according to experts, this can be one of the least effective job search methods unless you’re in a high-demand field. We suggest taking part in this method but don’t put all your eggs in this one basket; the other techniques we review; Networking, Traditional, Recruiters, and Career Fairs, all need to have an active role in your job search.
Listed below are a few suggestions of the many websites to search job postings.
LinkedIn is a business and employment-oriented social networking service that operates via websites. It is mainly used for professional networking, including employers posting jobs and job seekers posting their CVs via their LinkedIn profile. As of June 2019, there are 600 million professionals on LinkedIn, 94% of recruiters are using LinkedIn, 89% of them filled a position using LinkedIn, and about 3 million active job postings for the USA on LinkedIn with 48% them are exclusive to LinkedIn.
ZipRecruiter is a free career management resource that is designed to assist job seekers throughout the entire process. Job Seekers now know when the application has been received and viewed by the hiring manager. 100% mobile optimized, one-click apply, let employers find job seekers, receive jobs you are interested in based on your job search behaviors.
Monster is one of the largest employment websites in the world. Monster is primarily used to help those seeking job openings that match their skills and location. It allows its users to apply to jobs directly through their site. It also enables job seekers to post their resumes for employers to view.
Resume-Library is America’s leading independent job site dedicated to helping candidates find their dream career and supporting recruiters in sourcing the right talent for their vacancies. You can search for jobs, register your resume, and set alerts for job postings.
This site aggregates job listings from thousands of websites, including job boards, newspapers, associations, and company career pages. Indeed allows job seekers to apply directly to jobs on their sites and offers resume posting and storage.
Provides online career search services for more than 2,000 partners, including 140 newspapers and portals such as AOL and MSN.
A vertical search engine company with a simple approach to finding jobs based on your; keywords, location, and preferences. It has a clean and straightforward approach and will link you to the job posting of each listing where the posting originated.
Craigslist has received some bad press with some of its shadier listing sections, but it is a viable option for searching for job listings. Since posting jobs on Craigslist can be free or very low cost, you will find that many smaller companies use this service, and many larger companies will use them for local openings. When you apply for a job on Craigslist, you will be replying directly to the person who posted the job listings.
It is a public-service employment website owned and managed by leading U.S. employers through membership in Direct Employee Association. Utilizes Direct-Employer’s employment search engine for linking employers with experienced personnel and the NACE-link (national recruiting system to link colleges, students, alumni, and employers).
Neuvoo is a free job search engine that indexes jobs directly for free from companies’ career websites, placement agencies, and job boards. They centralize all jobs available on the web to help people find new career opportunities, so they are much like Google for jobs. They offer job searching for a wide range of countries. The website includes a free “take-home” pay calculator.
Below is a list of just some of the niche websites you might find helpful in your job search. They have job postings and information relevant to their industry.
American Mathematics Society – www.ams.org
Educational Institutes – www.jobsinschool.com
Higher Education Jobs – www.higheredjobs.com
Academic Professionals –www.academic360.com
K-12 Jobs – www.k-12jobs.com
The New Teacher Project – www.tntp.org
CFO Jobs – www.cfonet.com
Financial Jobs – www.financialjobs.com
Financial Services – www.efinancialcareers.com
Accounting Jobs – www.accounting.com
Accounting Network – www.accountingnet.com
American Banker Online – www.americanbanker.com
Institute of Internal Auditors – www.theiia.org
Bank Jobs – www.bankjobs.com
Financial Job Network – www.fjn.com
Mortgage Jobs – www.jobmag.com
Underwriting Jobs – www.underwritingjobs.com
Robert Half – www.roberthalf.com
Title Board – www.titleboard.net
online MBA – https://www.onlinemba.com/mba-careers/accounting-programs/
Actors and Entertainment Professionals:
Actors – www.exploretalent.com
Advertising/Sales/Marketing & PR:
Advertising Age Job Bank – www.adage.com
Adweek Online – www.adweek.com
Mktg/Sales/Advertising – www.marketingjobs.com
Retail Job Net – www.job.com
Sales – www.salesclassifieds.com
Advertising & PR – www.careerexposure.com
Public Relations – www.prweek.com
Public Relations Society of America – www.prsa.org
Creative Staffing – www.artisantalent.com
Broadcasting, News Media & Publishing:
TV Photographers – www.b-roll.net
Broadcasting – www.broadcastingcable.com
Corporation for Public Broadcasting – www.cpb.org/jobline
Media – Television Industry – www.medialine.com
Book jobs – www.bookjobs.com
Media – www.filcro.com
Scripps – www.scripps.com
Minonline – www.minonline.com
Environmental – Career World Construction – www.environmental-jobs.com
Executive Jobs in Non-Profits – www.ceoupdate.com
Executives – www.ejobs.com Blue Steps – www.bluesteps.com
MBA – www.mbamatch.com
Vice President Jobs – www.vicepresidentjobs.com
Non-Profit Exec Jobs – www.execsearches.com
Headhunters – www.headhunter.com
Mandy – www.mandy.com
Media-match – www.media-match.com
Trevanna – www.trevanna.com
Entertainment Careers – www.entertainmentcareers.net
Film Jobs – www.getfilmjobs.com
Production – www.productionhub.com
Playbill – www.playbill.com
Crewspace – www.crewspace.com
Creative Jobs – www.creativejobscentral.com
Freelancer’s Union – www.freelancersunion.org
Designerhire – https://www.designerhire.com/freelance-websites-for-designers
Government (Federal & State):
Green Jobs – http://www.environmentalscience.org/careers/
Grist – jobs.grist.org
Renewable Energy Business Network – www.cleaneconomynetwork.org
Environmental Career Opportunities – www.ecojobs.com
Environmental Career – www.environmental-jobs.com
Health & Medicine:
Health Opportunities – www.healthopps.com
Hospital Careers – https://www.hospitalcareers.com/
Health Careers – www.healthcareerweb.com
NurseFly – https://www.nursefly.com/
Nursing Jobs – www.nurse.com
Healthcare Jobs – www.healthcaresource.com
Medical Jobs – www.medzilla.com
Physicians & Healthcare Jobs – www.practicechoice.com
Physicians Employment – www.physemp.com
Healthcare Jobs- www.miracleworkers.com
Health Jobs – www.healthjobsusa.com
Health Jobs – www.healthjobsite.com
Medical Jobs – www.medcareers.com
Physician Jobs – www.medhunters.com
Travel Nursing – www.travelnursing.org
All 50 Medical – www.all50medical.com/
National Institute of Health – http://irp.nih.gov/careers
American Medical Association- www.ama-assn.org
Hi-Tech & Computers:
Working@Home – www.2work-at-home.com
Start Chefs – www.starchefs.com
Food Service – www.entreejobbank.com
Food Service – www.foodservice.com
Casino Careers – www.casinocareers.com
Hospitality Jobs – www.hcareers.com
Hospitality – www.hospitalityonline.com
Hotel Jobs – www.hotelresource.com
Resort Jobs – www.resortjobs.com
Job Application Online www.jobapplicationsonline.com
Society for HR Management – www.shrm.org
Education-Benefits-Compensation – www.ifebp.org
HR Jobs – www.hrimmall.com
Human Resources Jobs – www.hrfree.com
HR Hub – www.hrhub.com
HR Opportunities – www.ihrim.org
Recruiters Jobs – www.recruitersforum.com
Professional Assoc of Compensation & Benefits – www.worldatwork.org
Benefits Link – www.benefitslink.com
PenJerDel Employee – www.peba.org
Freelance & Independent Contractors:
Freelancers – www.guru.com
Insurance Jobs – www.4insurancejobs.com
Insurance Careers – www.insuranceworks.com
Underwriting Jobs – www.underwritingjobs.com
National Assoc of Ins Commissioners – www.naic.org
National Underwriter Company – www.nuco.com
Social Work & Services:
Social Service Jobs – www.socialservice.com
Sports & Recreation:
Jobs in Sports – http://jobsinsports.com