Searching for Jobs Online

The nature of looking for jobs has changed. We are no longer looking for ads in newspapers, but searching for things on the internet. If your student is interested in finding a new job, try going over these sites with him or her.

Monster.com
Monster.com is designed to help people find a  job and to help employers find employees. Users post their resume, network or initiate contacts with other interesting people who can introduce you to potential employers or leads to employers.  You can search for jobs without an account, but must create an account to apply or save the job search. It is free to join, but I suggest signing up with your student to make sure they do not sign up for unwanted things. Then, you can either upload, copy/paste or build a resume. If you choose to build a resume, it could take some time, but it is set up in a very easy to understand format.

When you search for jobs, you can type in the job title, keywords, or geographic location. Once you see the jobs, you can sort them by date, job title, company and location.

CareerBuilder.com
CareerBuilder.com is dedicated to promoting job awareness. companies post jobs to this site daily. It is designed to be user friendly. Registering with CareerBuilder is free. Leave the postal code field blank if you plan on applying for a job outside the US.

You can find jobs, set up job alerts, post a resume and search for jobs through popular job categories on the main menu. If you are unsure how to spell a city name, you can always look up a city by the first few letters of their name under “City List”. If you are interested in setting up a job alert, select the “alert icon” and enter your criteria. You can enter up to three job categories, three cities and mileage radius and receive email alerts on a daily or weekly basis. You can change your alert by selecting “edit” under “My searches”.

Idealist.org
Idealist posts jobs, internships and volunteer opportunities in nonprofits.

Craigslist.com
Craigslist posts  several part-time and full time jobs. Be cautious with who you are responding to and never give information that is too personal (like your social security number). Some restaurants will post when they have an open call for servers to apply.

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