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Where to Start an Online Job Search

By Edited May 29, 2015 0 0

With unemployment rates soaring to all time highs, it is easy to see why job searching has become a full time career for many people. More and more people are finding it harder and harder to find companies that are willing to hire new people in this economy. This leads to frustration and despair for most. It does not have to be this way when job searching.
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The first thing that you need to know to become successful is that you need to focus on job searching online. The Internet can expand the reaches of the what you are looking for past the expanses that were available in the past. By leveraging your computer in an online job search, you can be more productive with the hours that you spend each day looking for your new career. But where do you start an online job search?
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Online Job Search Sites
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The basic place to start when job searching is the online job search sites. There are many to choose from when you are about to set up profiles. You will definitely want to start with some of the best known like monster and hotjobs. To see the most success, you do not want to stop here. There are newer sites that narrow the focus of job opportunities that are available on them. There are sites that focus on tech jobs and others for higher paying CEO jobs. The key is to know what you are looking for when you are job searching. The second piece of this puzzle is to research which sites are going to have the most opportunities to connect you with the right hiring companies.
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Related Forums
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Once you have your profile up on a few job search sites, then it is time to raise the bar in your methods. Networking is a term that many people think of and see business men exchanging cards in a bar somewhere. Yes, this is one way to network to do a job search. It is not the most effective way. Think of Internet forums as a type of bar or meeting place for like minded people. Well now is the time to go into some and meet people and share information with them. It is always a good idea to be an active member in one or two related forums for the industry that you work. As you read through posts and respond to others, you will hear about opportunities in your job search that you may not have come across. These are the golden eggs of job searching. These are the positions that are never advertised but are the most wanted.
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Company Web Sites
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In your job searching tasks, you have posted the profile on the right sites and rubbed elbows with people in your industry in the many related forums that you have visited. There is one final place that you need to go to start your online job search. This is a company's web site. But what company, you may be asking? Think about the different companies that have headquarters in your area that you would like to work for. Do a quick search and find the company's web site. You can usually find a tab at the bottom of the main page that will say employment opportunities. This is a great place to find and apply to some of the best positions out there when job searching.

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