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Online Job Boards Most Frequently Used by
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The Job Hunter’s Check List
INDUSTRY ASSOCIATIONS & THEIR URLs
of the most reliable and easy-to-use job resource for gathering accurate
information about a particular industry, the current trends of the
industry, and clues as to where the hiring may be occurring, is the
industry's association Internet web site.
For your job search, we have provided a starter list of web sites for
some prominent industries. This list is very selective, but can be
expanded in a big way and tailored to your own career pursuits by using
one or both of the following respected industry directories:
Encyclopedia of Associations, a 7-volume set published by Gale Research,
or the National Trade & Professional Associations of the United States,
published by Columbia Books of Washington, D.C., each of which can found
at most public and university libraries.
your job search now by clicking on your chosen industries.
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hunters are missing out on one of the most valuable Internet resources
for personal networking, information gathering and discovering current
job vacancies if they fail to use Newsgroups. Currently, there are
almost 250 Newsgroups presenting job vacancy listings and they cover
everything from full time, part time and temporary positions to
home-based, feeelance and consulting work.
web surfers are intimidated by Newsgroups, especially newcomers, because
they are unfamiliar with the “netiquette,” or rules, of newsgroup
communications and the fact that many of the newsgroups have moderators
who control the posting process. Nevertheless, serious job hunters and
career changers should transcend these apprehensions and take advantage
of newsgroups. It’s really very easy. Assuming you have a traditional
Internet connection, you need only to access a newsreader. The
newsreader is a tool for organizing all of the Newsgroups and allows you
to post a message to a Newsgroup’s message board. Both Internet Explorer
and Netscape have built-in newsreaders. Here are a few selected
Newsgroups with vacant job listings to get you started:
USA Job Opportunities
Nationwide Job offerings
Nationwide Entry-Level Jobs
Job Vacancies - USA
Contract Labor Jobs - USA
More Job Vacancies -USA
US Job Vacancies
Jobs in Washington, D.C.
Job in Chicago
More Chicago Jobs
Jobs in Akron, OH
Jobs in Cleveland, OH
Jobs in Indianapolis, Indiana
Jobs in Kansas City, Missouri
Jobs in Michigan
Jobs in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Jobs in Minnesota
Jobs in Ohio
Jobs in Nebraska
Jobs in St. Louis, Missouri
Jobs in Baltimore, MD
Jobs in Connecticut
Jobs in Washington, D.C.
Jobs in Long Island, NY
Jobs in Maine
Jobs in New England
Jobs in New Hampshire
Jobs in New Jersey
Jobs in New York City
More New York City Jobs
Jobs in Pennsylvania
Jobs in Philadelphia
Jobs in Alabama
Jobs in Birmingham, AL
Jobs in the Atlanta Area
Jobs in Florida
Jobs in Virginia
Jobs in Tennessee
Jobs in Arizona
Jobs in San Francisco Bay Area
Jobs in Los Angeles Area
Jobs in Colorado
Jobs in Nevada
Jobs in Las Vegas, NV
Management Jobs in Portland, OR
Jobs in San Antonio, TX
Jobs in Seattle, WA
More Seattle Jobs
Jobs in Texas
Jobs in Utah
ut.jobs (also: utah jobs)
Jobs in the Sacramento, CA area
Jobs in San Diego, CA
Jobs in New Mexico
Jobs in Wyoming
|Jobs in Australia
|Jobs in Canada
|Jobs in Europe
|Jobs in Europe
|Jobs in United Kingdom
SELECTED INTERNET JOB BOARDS
takes a lot of nerve these days to list particular Internet job boards,
much less recommend visiting them. The Internet continues to be a very
volatile environment where URLs come and go as frequently as the rising
and falling of the ocean tides. The following job boards are interesting
and unique in some way, and most of them have been around long enough to
say that their presence is reasonably stable. They make for a helpful
counterpoint to the large and very prominent generic job boards like
Voted Florida’s No. 1 employment site. Listings include all industries and
are updated weekly. Excellent links to other career sites, recruiters and
resources like career fairs, etc.
Featured financial jobs from CFO Magazine. Not a lot of jobs in terms of
quantity, but all of them are executive-level. If a candidate has filled
out a professional profile, CFOnet will e-mail matching job listings
directly as they are announced.
Bankjobs.com typically has more than 5,000 banking jobs listed. It hosts
job listings for several well-known financial and banking firms such as
the newly-merged First Union and Wachovia organizations. The site is
updated twice a week and allows job seekers to post their résumés
Offers a wide range of financial positions ranging from entry-level to
senior executive in sales, risk management, financial research, trading
operations and investment marketing.. Many of the listings are from major
financial organizations such as Chase Manhattan, Merrill Lynch, and J.P.
Over 5,000 advertising, marketing and sales vacancies listed. Search by
job category, company, industry, location or keywords.
A small site in term of number of jobs listed at any one time, but
nevertheless a quality place to look if your career is in the aerospace or
A relative newcomer, brainbuzz.com has earned a well-deserved reputation
as one of the most powerful sites for connecting information technology
(IT) professionals with the best jobs in the industry. Innovative and a
leader in providing cutting-edge skills assessments and educational
resources in addition to job listings.
BioOnline not only features over 1,000 jobs, it’s value is enhanced by the
fact that it provides valuable links to industry news and an open forum
discussion area for networking.
A site that is growing by leaps and bounds, fueled by the explosion in
high-tech information processing. More than 20,000 jobs that can be
searched by job category, location and keyword. Has a résumé matching
A well-respected site for finding information technology (IT) career
positions. Lists over 200,000 vacant positions and has an e-mail feature
to notify registered users of new listings.
This is the web presence for High Technology Careers Magazine. It is an
excellent site for researching high tech career fields. Believe it or not,
the site offers access to more than a half-million articles plus an
unsurpassed database of high tech employer profiles.
It had to happen sooner or later. An employment site for all those Apple
An unusual site in that it is a combine of over a dozen other Internet
career sites. Job listings are focused in computer and high tech careers,
and typically number over 5,000 vacant positions. Lots of recruiters and
employment agencies to deal with, but still a valuable site to visit.
Safe to say this is the No. 1 site on the Internet for academic careers.
Usually has 1,000 or more faculty, administrative and executive jobs for
U.S. colleges and universities.
Web presence for Federal Job Digest, featuring over 5,000 federal and
private sector positions. Lots of extra services like hotlines and job
A high-quality site for the healthcare industry with more than 1,000
current vacancies. Has helpful links to professional associations, career
resources and healthcare industry sites. Can be searched by job category
or job title, industry and geographical location.
Typically has more than 2,500 vacant positions in science, biotechnology
and healthcare. Has helpful links to employer web sites, general
information on the healthcare industry as well as articles on job
One of the oldest and most reliable web sites for medical and healthcare
professionals, from physicians to nurses and health practitioners. Usually
has about 5,000 positions from across the U.S.
The official site of the Society for Human Resource Management. Top
quality listings, usually more than 1,000, mostly U.S. but a few
international. Helps to be a member of SHRM to get full use of this site.
An essential resource for people pursuing careers in the petroleum, gas
and mining industries. Many major oil companies post their vacancies here.
A very valuable site for industry news and links to related newsgroups,
associations and government sites.
This site is sponsored by the American Lawyer Media, which publishes a
number of legal industry newspapers and journals. Usually has over 200
vacancy listings, but more importantly, has links to recruiters, temp
agencies and classified ads.
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ONLINE JOB BOARDS MOST FREQUENTLY
COMPANY RECRUITERS & EXECUTIVE SEARCH FIRMS
According to a recent survey taken by a respected polling firm, the
following seven Internet job boards are the hottest with the professional
and corporate recruiters.
THE JOB HUNTER'S CHECK LIST
You must have a
clear vision of who you are in the workplace-from the employer's
perspective. Employers hire for value. Survey your skills, education and
work experience for the value that answers the employer's question, "What
can you do for me?", or "Why should I hire you (and not one of these other
- Make a list of
the specific abilities, specialized knowledge, technical know-how and
people/communication skills that you bring to the table in exchange for
- Give thought to
your personal values and life interests to make sure they are compatible
with the areas of employment you are considering.
Examine the World of Work
At any given time
there are identifiable trends in the world of work. Some economic
activities are on the increase, driven by technology or market demands
while other areas have reached a plateau, or maybe are sliding toward
obsolescence. Focus your job hunting efforts toward those industries which
are experiencing the greatest growth or change, and are upward-trending.
- Learn to use
electronic resources like INFOTRAC and Business Newsbank Plus to
efficiently identify the "movers and shakers" who are most likely to be
- Check out your
local library for business information resources like The American
Business Disc (CD-ROM) or Dun and Bradstreet's Microcosm (microfiche) to
identify the "players" in your local business community.
Prepare Personal Marketing Documents
Next to your
driver's license, your résumé(s) and cover letter(s) are the most
important documents in your working life. Spare no amount of time and
money in preparing them. Remember: The purpose of these documents is to
secure a personal interview-no interview, no job! The most competitive
moment in the whole job hunting process is when your résumé is competing
against hundreds of others for the few initial interviews that will be
- The résumé is not
a job application form! It is advertising media promoting a product-YOU.
It should be upbeat, focused in the talent areas most valued by the
prospective employer, and totally professional in presentation and
- Computer typeset
your résumé and print it on a high quality paper, preferably a 24 lb.
linen paper. Keep in mind that your résumé may be computer scanned, so
keep formating simple and avoid desktop publishing gimmicks.
- Proofread your
résumé several times for errors, and also have one or two friends read
it not only to check for spelling errors, but coherence and organization
as well. Typos, incorrect words and lack of organization suggest poor
education, ignorance, lack of attention to detail and sloppiness.
Contact Quality Employers
Use the information
gained from surveying the world of work to identify specific employers,
then use every method available to contact them.
- Information is
the key to uncovering the "hidden job market." Any resource or method
that is not used will result in missing quality job opportunities.
- There is no one
perfect method or technique for identifying and contacting prospective
employers. The success rate of a particular method varies depending upon
a myriad of factors including industry type, market demand, size of
business community, nature of the work sought, and others.
- Leave no stone
unturned: use industry research and focused direct mail, personal
networking, automated job lines, Internet job sites, recruiters and
employment agencies, career fairs, state employment resources and
telemarketing to spread the word of your availability. Remember: the
greater the number of companies and people that know you are available,
the greater the number of interviews you will get.
Be prepared for a
telephone interview, an increasingly common screening device. Do your
"homework" on a company before returning their call to set up an
interview. Prepare "prompt cards" summarizing what you know about the
company and to help field the most likely questions about your abilities.
- Read a good book
on interviewing. Two favorites: 101 Great Answers to the Toughest
Interview Questions, by Ron Fry, and Sweaty Palms-The Neglected Art of
Being Interviewed, by Anthony Medley.
Ask your most
important questions in the first 5-10 minutes of the interview, then let
the interviewer run the show. Your initial questions should be aimed at
finding out as much as possible about the vacant position. Thus armed, you
are better able to understand and answer the questions that follow in the
- Always, always
follow-up the interview with a brief, courteous letter. This letter may
also be used as an opportunity to clear up or amplify some point that
arose during the interview. End the letter with assurances that you are
very much interested in the position, and would take it if offered.
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