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Finding a new job can sometimes feel like full-time work. You have to update your cv, write cover letters and keep your fingers crossed for a callback. But first you need to find places to apply.
Whether you re in the job market after a leave of absence, or looking for a better fit with a new company, the Internet is the best tool in your job-hunting arsenal. We have combed the Web looking for the best places to start your search for a job. Here are five sites to kick your job into a higher gear.
Kick off your search with Indeed. It claims to be one of the biggest job site in the world, with approximately 800,000 new jobs posted on the site every week.
Indeed, the search works like Google. Finding a job by typing the keywords in the What/Where the box to the left of the page. You can limit or broaden your results by clicking “Refine your search.”
Save searches and have Indeed email you new job leads every morning that match what you’re looking for. You can also use the handy app Indeed on the way.
Check for the upload resume feature. It puts your cv on a web page with a unique link, making it easy to share with potential employers. Need help improving your cv? Read this tip before you spend any money.
2. Simply Hired
Of course, you don’t want to get a job post site. Simply Hire is another good option. It has more than 9 million listings that it pulls from thousands of websites for companies and job boards.
Create an account to save searches and receive daily or weekly e-mail alerts. A new mobile app lets you search, save and apply to jobs right from your smartphone.
If you are looking for a company that shares your values, check out Simply Hired for Special Searches. Allows you to search for companies that are friendly to new graduates, veterans, working mothers, 50-plus workers and more.
Want to Land a position in corporate America? CareerBuilder works with over 300,000 employers, including 92 percent of the Fortune 100.
You can have up to five different versions of your cv, making it easy to apply for the various positions. You can also choose to have a summary of the public or private. This is useful if you do not want your current employer to know that you have a job.
There is also a free mobile Jobs app that allows you to apply for a position with just two taps of a finger. Other free resources include career tests, a salary calculator, and resume writing tips.
Not getting anywhere in your job search? With dozens or hundreds of people applying for every open position on the market, the competition is fierce. You can make a number of fundamental errors in your resume or interviews that are hurting your chances.
Visit the Net-Temps and the well-stocked Career Advice. Career Advice it contains hundreds of helpful job-hunting articles. These articles are written by recruiters and professionals from the industry, so they know what works in a job and what not.
Resume writing and interview preparation are only the beginning. Tips about the career and finding a job after university are also available. You can find information about how to negotiate your salary, and dealing with layoffs, too. There are articles to help anyone to get a job, or to keep the one you have.
A job is not only about finding a company that you hire; you should be looking for a company where you want to work. When you make a tempting offer, you want to find out everything you can about that specific company.
Glassdoor takes you than a repository of job descriptions and provides an insider’s view of the hiring process for thousands of companies. Workers and other job seekers anonymously post company reviews, interview questions and salary and benefits information.
Have your eye on a certain task? Glassdoor’s Inside Connections tool combs through your network of Facebook friends to help you uncover possible referrals inside a specific company. In a competitive job market, a referral from a friend or colleague can make all the difference.
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