Resource Guide To Find a Job Online

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Unemployment at a little less than 8% is still quite high. I hope it keeps getting lowered each month. Needless to say we need to have full employment which some economists put it at 5%.

Many people have given up even looking for a job. Whether you have recently been laid off or have been searching for a while, there are some websites and online resources that can help you find the job you want.

On almost all job websites, it is better to sign up for their services. This will help not only in searching your job but also you would take advantage of their other services. That includes resume writing, preparing for interview in person as well as on phone.

jobs-next-exitIf you set up your email with them, you would get emails about jobs according to the criteria you may have given them.

In some cases, you would be able to select the frequency at which you would want to receive emails – daily, weekly, or monthly.


Resource guide to Diversity jobs online
Diversity jobs online websites are massive databases that list jobs in pretty much every field. They can serve you in two ways:

If you are well experienced in your career, you may have to get a bit more creative in order to find a suitable position.

If you are open to anything, one of these sites may be a good place to start.

You can create a profile, which allows you to save jobs you are interested in and recommends postings based on your searches.

  • MSN Career Builder – MSN Careers provides content and interactive personalized tools that bring together potential employers with job seekers who want to change or develop their career. Check out the Advice and Frequently Asked Questions sections.

  • – Monster® is one of the leading global online careers property that has changed the way people look for jobs; the way employers look for people; and the way companies connect with their target audience with an excellent career advice.

  • Yahoo’s Hotjobs – Yahoo! HotJobs states on its website that Hotjobs folks take security very seriously and does a number of things to help protect job seekers from fraud in Tips for a Safer Job Search.

  • – Indeed is a no-frills website apparently modeled on Google, that also offers listings in almost every field. Also check out its Blog.

  • – The set up is that of a newspaper classifieds. It is a great place to find everything from full-time to freelance and contract work. Make sure to check out the job board for the city you live in or the one you are looking to relocate to. Check out their Help line.

  • – Career Jet dot Com is a job search engine for United States. In one simple search, Careerjet gives job seekers access to a huge selection of jobs that are sourced from various internet sites, saving the trouble of having to visit each site individually.

  • Adzuna – Adzuna is a search engine for job ads that lists every job, everywhere. We provide smarter search options and powerful data about the job market, giving you the information you need to take control of your career.


Resource guide to Specific jobs online-part 1
Each website has database that consists of jobs in a specific field. On these websites, many top employers search resumes before posting jobs.

These job sites are designed for a specific need in the industry, enabling them to perform highly targeted job searches based on specific criteria, including location, type of employment, skill-set and keyword.

They also provide job search tools such as search agents, resume posting and career-related content. They provide specific tools and resources to help recruiters and human resources managers improve the effectiveness of their recruitment processes.

  • Technology and engineering professionals is the leading career website for technology and engineering professionals, and the companies that seek to employ them, in the United States. As online fraud increases, so do the job opportunities.

    More people with a combination of tech and forensic smarts are needed. Check out tech career tips, news and advice – in tasty, easy video nuggets.

  • Media professionals and public relations specialists

    Media Bistro is a long-standing resource for media professionals and public relations specialists, and you can post your resume for employers to search through.

  • Nonprofit work

    Idea List is perfect for do-gooders who want nonprofit work. Idealist is a project of Action Without Borders, a nonprofit organization founded in 1995 with offices in the United States and Argentina.

    Idealist is an interactive site where people and organizations can exchange resources and ideas, locate opportunities and supporters, and take steps toward building a world where all people can lead free and dignified lives.

  • Green jobs

    Tree Hugger is the place for green jobs. It is going to get more attraction now that Barak Obama has given it so much importance.

  • Creative professionals

    Coroflot Design Jobs is a career and community site for creative professionals. Coroflot hosts individual creative portfolios and a database of job and project openings.

    The thriving community that visits the site daily represents a cross-section of the global design industry-working designers, design managers, internal and external hiring professionals, business managers of design firms, marketing and product management professionals, students, and educators.

  • Health-related jobs

    Health Jobs website not only has health-related jobs, but a review of employment agencies as well. Check this one out.

  • Financial sector

    If you are looking for a job in financial sector, then Financial Jobs website is for you.

  • Accounting and Finance professionals

    Careers in Accounting and Finance.

  • Security clearance jobs matches job seekers that hold active or current Department of Defense, Department of State, and Department of Energy security clearances to hiring employers and recruiters looking for skilled cleared candidates.

  • Career Coach websites – This is a full-service career-coaching website.


Resource guide to Specific jobs online-part 2
These websites include Federal jobs, retirement jobs, overseas jobs, freelance jobs.

  • Federal jobs

    USAJOBS – is the official website of the United States Federal Government. It’s your one-stop source for Federal jobs and employment information. Check out the Information Center for resume and interviewing tips, among other things. – You can even work for the new Administration. This website is designed to provide prospective applicants with information to help them apply for positions in the Obama-Biden Administration. Check out its Jobs section.

  • Overseas jobs

    Global & Worldwide Job Resources – If you are living within United States and are interested in overseas job or living outside the U.S., then this is the website for you.

    They have a good collection of College, Career Development, and Job-Search Articles.

  • Retirement jobs

    Retirement Jobs – This website was founded in 2005 by a team of professionals with senior executive backgrounds in media, online recruiting and human capital management.

  • Freelance jobs

    Go Freelance – This is a website for freelance opportunities.

  • Career Coach websites – This is a full-service career-coaching website.


Resource guide to Networking for jobs online
Almost all job experts agree, the best time to look for a job is when you already have one.

In cases when you are not certain – and you can never be certain – where your company is headed or just plain old unhappy in your job, there are plenty of sites that let you see what’s going on elsewhere without launching a proper job search.

For that, networking is the best way to have from the comfort of your home computer.

  • Glass Door – This is a great site where employees can list their salaries and give comprehensive research such as Salaries, Ratings, and Reviews posted anonymously by employees.

  • Linked In – This website lets you reach out to professionals in your field. They can see your resume and you can chat about their experiences and can notify you of job openings that match what you are looking to do.

  • – Their model is to help you network in order to find a job, so you can put out some feelers and get to know people in your field.

  • Career Coach websites – This is a full-service career-coaching website.

In a Nutshell
I hope the above list would help you find the job that you really like. Also, please read my post how to modify your resume without lying.

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