The internet can be a powerful tool in your job search. This article will help you to harness that power. Although there are hundreds of web sites that can be useful in a job search, below are six that will help to orient you to the power of the internet as you search for a job:
It provides information on federal jobs and has links to specific government agency jobs.
America’s Job Bank
It is sponsored by the Department of Labor and has listings of jobs from state employment agencies. It also has career tools and a section on education, training, and career assessments
Occupational Outlook Handbook
This Bureau of Labor Statistics manual web site describes hundreds of occupations. It details the nature of the work, the education and training required, the job outlook, the earnings, and where to write for additional information.
Instant Resume Templates
This web site provides sample templates of entry, college graduate, professional, business, and academic resumes. It also has examples of chronological and functional resumes.
It provides resume help, a career resource center, salary data, and industry information. It has one of the largest postings of available jobs. It also has a special section “Chief Monster” just for executives and other high salaried positions.
This web site contains the “Salary Wizard” which gives you an estimate of what your salary should be based on your location, experience and education.
In a cafeteria, you don’t eat every type of food offered. By the same token, you might not find all of these web sites to be useful to you. Even the ones that are useful will have information you don’t need.
In addition to these web sites, you might want to Google career development websites to find other web sites that might be useful to you. On commercial web sites, treat their claims more skeptically than the information you read on government web sites.
In summary, why reinvent the wheel when much of the work of your job search has already been done for you by these web sites?
If you know of any other good job search web sites, please comment on them below.