Online Job Search Tools

The internet is considered as the best way to find vacancies in various industry and location. A simple search through various search engines will reveal millions of websites offering links to vacancies they can find. With enough research, users can locate the job they want in their preferred location.

But finding a good job is rarely achieved through simple job search. You have to use the right job search tool in order to access the right information. It’s often frustrating to find the right job online because there are millions of websites that contains the information you need. But these websites do not completely give out the information or have the same information.

To ease your job search online, consider the following online tools and learn what you can get from them:

Social networks: MySpace, Facebook and Twitter are only some of the powerful social networks that can help you land the job that you seek. Their main advantage is on their ability to connect you to the right people who can help you land on the job you want. Its disadvantage is the danger of too much information. You personal profile will be visible to your contact and anything bad you did can be a reason against your hiring.

Job search sites: In gist, these types of website collect information from various companies and post them online. They contact various companies looking for individuals and post them in their website as they collect information in behalf of the employers. This is actually the best way to find the job you want but the downside is that many job search websites are limited in their scope that they can’t provide a lot of vacancies for their users. Most job search sites are dedicated to a single industry.

Job search aggregators: Job search aggregator is a type of website that collects data from various job search websites. As already indicated, job search sites have limited information as they are focused on a single industry. With job aggregators, the information from various job search sites are collected and displayed in a single website. This setting sounds great but job aggregators often display too many information from the same sites. The information displayed by job aggregators are rarely checked which means information could be duplicated and outdated. Some vacancies are even scams because they are rarely checked.

Online job boards: websites such as craigslist are offering something unique for job seekers: non other than job owners and managers post vacancies in their company. These are often small businesses and targeted in very specific individuals. If you fit the description, there is a big chance that you will be hired for the job. The only downside of job boards is the probability of being scammed. You’ll always see in job boards vacancies that asks for "training fee" but will be gone as soon as they get the fee.

These are the popular online job search tools you can use. Take advantage of these tools in order to get the job you seek.

Editorial Team at Geekinterview is a team of HR and Career Advice members led by Chandra Vennapoosa.

Editorial Team – who has written posts on Online Learning.

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