In recent years, the way people search for jobs has changed. With the use of technology and mobile devices on the rise, your job search can be taken with you, anywhere and anytime. It is important, then, to find the right websites that match what you as a candidate are looking for in a position, are easy to understand and simple to use. If you are currently searching for a job, here are my favorite sites to assist you in the process:
1. LinkedIn. LinkedIn is available on the web and through your mobile device as a free application. It offers a social network where you can connect with people you may know in the business world. When you create a profile, you can search for people you would like to “Connect” with. There are a wide variety of features that LinkedIn has to offer, so start by downloading the app to learn more.
2. Indeed. Many companies search sites such as Indeed for potential job seekers almost every day. This site allows the user to filter jobs using key words and location. Another great benefit of Indeed is that job seekers can sign up to receive messages when a job that fits the search criteria has been added to the site.
3. Careerbuilder. CareerBuilder is very similar to Indeed, and many companies use this site to source new and fresh candidates. Instead of having to subscribe to submit an application, you can simply upload a resume without having to create a profile. CareerBuilder allows you to track the status of jobs and see who their competition is.
4. Glassdoor. Glassdoor is a site that allows users to see reviews and ratings of companies in a specific industry. Characteristics that are listed include company culture, office photos, CEO info and interview ratings. It is similar to Yelp, but for your job search. Glassdoor also has a feature that allows job seekers to find a job that is specifically a fit for them.
Before you create an account on any job-search site, make sure you have an up-to-date resume, and be prepared to customize it to the roles you will apply for. The same goes for a custom cover letter. There is nothing worse than a resume objective or cover letter referencing a different company or role than the one for which you applied.
My team and I are on these sites daily: updating postings on job boards, sourcing candidates, and learning more and more every day. Put them to use right away to help improve and accelerate your job search!