In this post, I would like to share the places with you to find online jobs. I will discuss the pros and cons of each. Before we start, let me emphasize that not all roads work for you – some will be busier than others depending on your industry. For this reason, it’s a good idea to try them all to see which ones work best for you.
1. Job search sites, such as Lovesmswishes.com
Job search sites should be your first point of contact. This is where most recruiters end up and where you are likely to find the most vacancies. Job search sites come in 2 different forms: generalist sites like Lovesmswishes.com and specialized sites for one industry. If you feel that generalist sites have too simplistic job titles or categories, a niche job site might be for you.
2. Job search engines, such as Trovit.com
Job search engines collect vacancies from multiple job boards. It allows you to search multiple sites at once. Trovit.com is one of my favorites because it allows you to create custom job alerts around your target keywords. This can save you a tremendous amount of time with new jobs sent straight to your email inbox.
3. Universal search engines, such as Google.com
Search engines like Google.com can help you extend your job search to more than job boards. They can return jobs posted on company websites that have not yet been posted on job boards. This could be your chance to get ahead of your job application to the masses, as vacancies on company websites often get less visibility than vacancies on job sites.
4. Newspaper sites
Newspaper sites often have a job search section. Visit 2 to 3 newspaper sites and create job alerts if you can. Traditional recruiters often turn to newspaper sites through online job boards first.
5. Company websites
If you’re already set up for one specific employer, check their website regularly. Subscribe to their Twitter feed, Facebook fan page, and other social media channels to hire directions, tips, and the latest company news. Try to identify someone within the organization that you can contact with a spontaneous application.
6. Social media sites
Social media sites, such as LinkedIn.com or Twitter.com, have created more opportunities to connect with others. Twitter, in particular, is a good way to forge a personal connection with a headhunter or recruiter before submitting your application. You can also use Twitter and LinkedIn to search for jobs instead of contacts, the same way you would use a job site. However, the personal bond you can form on these sites is a force not to be underestimated. It’s also how I got my current job at SalarySurvey.in!
Last but not least, create job alerts whenever you can. Vacancy alerts send new vacancies directly to your email inbox, which can save you a lot of time and stress.