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Online Classifieds - Another Resource in your Job Search

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From: CareerAlley

I don't really remember when Internet job searching overtook the old fashioned print classified ad, but it wasn't all that long ago that most of can remember the commerical "I found my job through the New York Times". But print classifieds are very much alive (although not a major force anymore) and their web-based "sister" versions are very much in use. So if you need to try something new, try some of these web-based classified ads.

  • New York Times - The NY Times, which still has a print version of it's classified jobs listings (the Sunday version is fairly large), has a web-based classified section as well. Working with Monster.com, the site is very well organized. There are tabs at the top: Find a Job, Post Your Resume (you can register here too), Job Seeker Login and Career Advice. The left hand side of the page is for Job Seekers, with a simple search followed by top job categories, top job locations and a number of related articles below that. The center of the page has a Post Your Resume get started section followed by a salary comparison section. Career Calendar, another really good resource, is on the right hand side of the page and lists upcoming events (you can check into the future as well). But wait, there's more! Below the calendar is a short listing of "Who's Hiring" and then featured jobs. When I tried their generic search it returned more than 5,000 jobs. This site is definitely worth spending time on, I would rate it 5 stars out of 5.
  • Los Angeles Times - Flipping to the Left Coast, the LA Times also maintains a web-based classified jobs section. In this case, the LA Times is partnered with CareerBuilder. While not as robust or filled with features as the NY Times version, this site too is worth a look. You can register and post your resume here too. There is a simple search function top center of the page, with a number of links going down the left hand side of the page (Find a Job, Search Jobs, Create Job Alerts, etc.). Career related stories are listed down the middle of the page with Jobs by Category to the right. Worth a look, I would rank it 3 out of 5 stars.
  • Chicago Tribune - Continuing the review of print on web classifieds we move back to the center of the country. The Chicago Tribune's web-based classified site is also in partnership with CareerBuilder. This page combines current news (most of which is not career related) with job search. There is a search box center left on the page with links to resume writing services, Upload your Resume, Job Alerts and a link for hourly job seekers. Below this there are a few different search options: By Company/Industry, By Category and career advise. Far right is "Who's Hiring in Chicago" and a Chicago Career Fair link half way down the right hand side. Also worth a look, I would rate this site 3 out of 5 stars.
  • Craigslist - Not known in print, but certainly one of the better known web-based classified ads providers, Craigslist is another great source for job search (see the next bullet for an article on this). Less is more with CraigslList, so you won't see all of the content that you see on the other sites. Find your city or state and then click on any of the categories under jobs (or see below).
  • Craigslist - How to Find a Jobs on Craigslist - This article, from about.com, provides a very brief view on how best to leverage Craigslist for job search.
Good luck in your search.

Article courtesy of the Recruiting Blogswap, a content exchange service sponsored by CollegeRecruiter.com, a leading site for college students looking for internships and recent graduates searching for entry level jobs and other career opportunities

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