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"Great things are not done by impulse, but by a series of small things brought together." - Vincent Van Gogh
Job search can be tedious, especially in this market. It is easy to become discouraged and to lose focus. But, similar to the quote above, successful job search is a series of tasks/approaches applied over a period of time. While you could get lucky and quickly find a job, this is unlikely in any market. The best approach is to split your time across a number of job search activities:
- Job Search Sites
- Professional Organizations
- Company Career Sites
- Social Networks
- Jobsinthemoney.com – This site focuses on careers/jobs in Finance and Accounting. It offers Resume (multiple if you want) upload, job search, news and advice, salary survey and cover letters.
- 6figurejobs.com - As the name implies, this website focuses on jobs which pay $100,000 or more. The site allows resume uploads, job search assistants and career advise. The site seems to be a little cluttered (there is a lot going on here). There are additional “pay” services as well.
- Hirediversity.com – Hirediversity.com specializes in diversity jobs and diversity candidates. You can post your resume, perform job searches, and use there career resources. There’s a “who’s hiring” tab that lists a page full of companies who are the corporate sponsors but are also looking to hire diverse talent.
- Job.com - Should be an easy name to remember! The usual services (manage resume, search jobs and career services). The site also offers premium services, which is mainly resume writing and distribution.
- Beyond.com – This is a job search site, but there are many ads to deal with. As soon as you sign in, the first screen is a full page ad which you must click “not interested” (unless you are) before getting to the main site. Once you get to the main page, there are quite a few options. The site has “standard” (free) services and “premium” (pay services). The free service includes a “portfolio” where you can save your resume, cover letter, personal references as well as some other items. The Job Hunting section includes searching for jobs, saving alerts, saved submissions and saved jobs. Finally, there is a very comprehensive Career Resources section.
- Careerjet.com – This site is an employment search engine which searches thousands of websites across the world. You can post your resume and create job search alerts (or just saved searches). This site is different than the traditional job search sites in that it is showing jobs from numerous job search sites (which can save time). This is similar to indeed.com which was covered in my post of September 25th (Job Searching – Top Job Sites). The site also has tabs to allow search by industry and location.
- CFO.com – The site itself is a broad-based site filled with articles, web casts, white papers and much more (www.cfo.com). The career section (careers) includes career articles as well as job search and a salary benchmark function. While my commentary is short, the depth and volume of articles on this site is not. It is definitely worth spending time here if your industry is Finance.
- Dice.com – Dice focuses on careers for the Tech community (and probably the best known). You can post your resume, search for jobs, get career advice and read related articles. Dice has some “sister” search sites which will be reviewed in future posts.
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.