The Best Job Hunting Websites
We go to college so we can get a degree that will get us a job, but where do we look for jobs after we’ve secured that degree?
Some are fortunate to make a connection that will almost guarantee them an in, but others have to hunt a little more.
Aside from the old school classifieds in the back of the newspaper (or on your local newspaper website) there are loads of ways to job hunt online. A few of my favorite websites that have never let me down include the following:
Simply type in what you’re looking for–whether it’s the degree you have, the company you want to work for, or the job title you want–and specify a location. If you’re not sure where, anywhere is an option!
You can even load your resume onto the platform to make it visible to employers.
Expand your search by typing in salary needs and the date the job was posted.
It’s super quick and super easy.
Monster does what Indeed does, then takes it a few steps further.
They offer things like a career resource center where you can read their blog, get resume advice, talk to the job hunting community, get interview tips, and more.
The articles they feature give great advice, like cover letter tips and examples of resumes that you can use as a jumping off point.
Maybe you’re looking through job requirements and you realize you just don’t have the right experience for what you want to pursue. Switch gears and hop over to internships.com where you can find jobs that will help build your resume.
While they don’t all pay, some do, and many allow you to telecommute.
It’s worth checking out–especially while you’re still in school–to get your resume loaded with the skills and experience you need.
If you’re not familiar with LinkedIn, think of it like an online, interactive resume.
Post your experience and what you’re interested in and connect with people you know. Their connections may come across your profile and see something they like. LinkedIn also suggests local jobs that you may be right for. You can set job alerts based on specific titles and locations, so you’ll be informed via email when relevant postings come up.
As an added bonus, this profile could give you a leg up on the competition if you spend the right amount of time mastering your brand.
Jobs and internships can both be found here.
This website is tailored to college students. It shows you companies who are looking for interns for summer gigs, as well as jobs for recent grads seeking entry-level work.
They also offer resources regarding general career advice and tips for getting a job.
It may be a little sketchy, but a lot of reputable places post jobs on Craigslist. Find your city-based site, click on your industry, and start searching for relevant postings. Make sure to reply to postings following all directions listed–some want specific subject lines and attachments, while others don’t.
If you’re not having the best of luck finding a job, try letting the job find you. Post your skills and the type of job you’re looking for; you never know what employer may reach out.
However, if you do take this route please be careful and don’t post too much information about yourself. Meet anyone who contacts you at a public place to make sure you’re safe.