Online Job Search Tips and Tools

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Nowadays, it's hard to image searching for a job anywhere but online — the days of circling listings in newsletter classifieds are long gone. But the options online are vast, and can be overwhelming. With information about job search sites, networking sites, and online job search tools, the resources below are the best way to get started finding and applying for a job. Plus, find tips and advice to help make your online job search a success.

Best Online Job Search Tips and Tools

Job Search Engines
Use a job search engine to expedite your search for a job online, by searching all the top job sites, company sites, and niche job sites for job listings. You'll find recommendations for the best search engines available at the link.

Job Listings
There's a job listing site for just about every circumstance out there, from full-time work to part-time, and seasonal to specialized. These online job search resources include job listings, job banks, job sites, and employment opportunities listed by location and career field.

Online Networking
Online professional and social networking can help you find employment opportunities and build your career. Here's how to network your way to a new job or career.

How to Ensure Employers Can Find You
When you're conducting a job search, you need to make it easy for employers to find you online. Discover what information you should publicize about yourself online, and where to list it.

  

Online Job Search Tools
Widgets, gadgets, and tools that will help expedite your Internet job search.

Job Search Word Tips
What words should you use to get the best results when searching a job board? The key is using the right combination of search words to find job listings quickly. Discover how to use keywords to get the best results.

Job Search Internet Privacy
Information on what employers can find out about you and how to keep your personal information private.

Online Job Applications
Job application resources including completing a job application, online job applications, and applying via email.

JibberJobber
JibberJobber helps job seekers track where they have sent resumes and jobs applied for, plus users can track both their networking contacts and the status of each job as they proceed through the hiring process. This is a great tool if you're feeling overwhelmed by lists and to-dos, and need help tracking what you've done in your job search.

LinkedIn and Your Job Search
How to use LinkedIn as part of your job search, including how to increase your visibility and connections, so employers and recruiters can find you.

Using Instant Messenger (IM) to Job Search
Instant messaging (IM) services can be a good tool to use when job searching. If you have an instant message account you can use it for networking, both with the people on your buddy list, and with professional contacts.

VisualCV
A VisualCV is an online resume that includes all the facets of a traditional resume, with add-ons like video, images, and links to your accomplishments. Learn more about this type of resume, and if it's right for you.

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