Job Search Tips for the Internet
We stress the importance of research and planning in the job search process — and this is something that is done while using the Internet. Even specific job search web sites prove useful for research as well as job listings and as resume databases.
What the Internet is good for
The Internet is a powerful tool to use in your overall job search. Here are five important truths about Internet job search:
1. The Internet is most helpful for studying job postings and learning the phraseology and key words used in the type of jobs for which you have an interest.
2. The Internet makes having a clear job objective even more necessary and important because technology helps hiring companies screen people using key words (job objective and skills).
3. Looking at openings via the Internet is only one part of your actual overall search which must include “networking” with real people, researching the field / job you are interested in, and checking directly with a company to see if job openings they posted are still available.
4. Focusing your job search geographically can be done well using locally oriented Internet sites.
5. An electronic version of your Resume is different and important (see our Resume Resources on how to create one).
The Beginner’s Guide To Finding A Job With Twitter (works for any company as well as Twitter)
Twitter is the original micro-blogging service, created with the idea of posting updates via SMS or text messages. Here’s how can you use Twitter to find your next job. This quick guide will show you to get started with Twitter, build your network effectively and focus on your job search goals all while staying in a good mood
Twitter Is The Best Job Search Tool You’re Not Using – Here’s How You Can (works for any company as well as Twitter)
Twitter offers a strong network of people in various fields, and companies and hiring managers are increasingly sharing open positions on their accounts. “It offers less structure as a job search tool, but more opportunities to connect with people,” said Pamela Skillings, an interview coach and founder of Big Interview, a job coaching program. “You can stumble on an opportunity that you might not otherwise find.”
Best 50 Niche Job Boards;
SmartRecruiters found that 62% of open jobs are posted to niche job sites. These include;
• Adrants, advertising jobs from your favorite advertising website;
• Authentic Jobs, where companies and creative professionals meet to make a better web;
• CrunchBoard gives you access to the millions of technology and business savvy readers of TechCrunch, MobileCrunch, CrunchGear, TechCrunch IT and is one of the most popular job boards for internet and tech jobs;
• eFinancial Careers is the leading global career site network for professionals working in the banking and finance industry.
• FinancialJobBank.com is the premier career site for job seekers and employers in the Accounting and Finance industry.
• GigaOm Media Jobs, a leading voice on emerging technologies. Unlike other news sources, the design of the homepage makes “Jobs” one of top three choices in the top navigation
• HealthcareJobsite.com is the premier career site for job seekers and employers in the Healthcare industry.
• iCrunchData, News, Updates & Jobs in Big Data, Technology, BI, Statistics, Cloud, Mobile, Software & Analytics. Unlimited Job Postings for Employers
• ITJobPro.com is a HUB for IT Professionalism world-wide looking for employment in Information Technology
• JobsInLogistics.com, The #1 Job Board for the Logistics
• IndustryobsInManufacturing, For all positions in plant management, production planning, materials management, engineering, maintenance, purchasing and logistics
• Krop, Creative & Tech jobs
• TalentZoo.com has been connecting top companies across North America with talent available in the advertising, marketing, and new media industries
• TechCareers.com is the premier career site for job seekers and employers in the IT and Engineering industries.
• The VentureBeat Job Board is great for finding people in IT, tech marketing and advertising, product management, and business development.
• YouTern connects emerging talent with dynamic start-ups, change oriented non-profits and passionate entrepreneurs – through internships!
Glassdoor – the 25 top jobs for 2016
Analysis based on three factors equally: earning potential (median annual base salary), career opportunities rating, and number of job openings:
1. Data Scientist
2. Tax Manager
3. Solutions Architect
4. Engagement Manager
5. Mobile Developer
6. HR Manager
7. Physician Assistant
8. Product Manager
9. Software Engineer
10. Audit Manager
11. Analytics Manager
12. Software Development Manager
13. Product Marketing Manager
14. Marketing Manager
15. QA Manager
16. Finance Manager
17. Business Development Manager
18. UX Designer
19. Strategy Manager
20. Technical Account Manager
22. Construction Superintendent
23. Nurse Practitioner
24. Electrical Engineer
25. Software Architect
Here are some trends we see in this year’s list of best jobs.
Tech Jobs: These include data scientists (#1), solutions architects (#3), mobile developer (#5). Altogether, tech jobs make up 10 of the 25 best jobs. A decade ago, these positions were mostly within tech companies like Google and Facebook. But today they’re diffusing throughout the economy into traditional industries like banking, retail, consulting and government. Any organization with a mobile app, online payments, or digitized data that can be turned into business insights is hiring these positions right now.
Finance Jobs: These include audit manager (#10) and finance manager (#16). Both tech and finance jobs have experienced tremendous growth in recent years, and this is likely to continue as the U.S. marches down a path toward the world’s leading provider of high-skilled services. With the Great Recession far behind us, companies today are paying more attention to their finances to ensure responsibility, accuracy, and that they’re meeting their tax and financial expectations on time and accurately. These jobs require tremendous judgment, creativity and flexibility, keeping them safe from growing workplace automation any time soon.
According to projections from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), healthcare jobs will grow more than another occupational group over the next decade. These include physician assistant (#7) and nurse practitioner (#23). Healthcare is America’s fastest-growing industry, thanks to aging Baby Boomers and rapidly growing demand for health services. Today, there are more than 1 million job openings in healthcare—the second highest of any industry behind professional and business services—making these jobs an ideal target for job seekers looking for a career change.
Below you will find some comprehensive job search web sites The Job Forum recommends that you consider and possibly include in your Internet job search research.
Employment Listings – Bay Area
Employment Listings – Nationwide
Employment Listings – Industry Specific
Marketing & Corporate Communications
Private & Public Sector
Career Development Resources
Sites for BA’s
Sites for MBA’s
Sites for Executives
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