It used to be that finding a job meant getting the newspaper, preferable the Sunday paper, and scouring over the want ads. At that time you would probably find quite a few ads that look promising. You would then send off your resume and hope for the best. Of course that time was before the internet and specifically the World Wide Web. Not only are there job listing on the newspaper sites but there are also web sites that are dedicated to listing available employment. The problem is where do you begin to look, the internet is vast and cluttered so much so that you could become frustrated at all the bad leads that your internet browsers will send you on. Before you even turn on your computer you will need to know and write down exactly what type of job that you are seeking.
Since the search engine is the main tool of the web you should know a few things about how to navigate through it find the best retrieved web sites. Google is by far the most popular browser with Bing and yahoo coming in second and third. So let’s concentrate on how to narrow our job searches on Google. You probably have used Google before if you have had anything to do with the web. You would type a phrase or a name in the search box and up would come thousands and millions of search results, with the over whelming number of them unrelated to what you want. One way to cut down on the number of search retrievals is to use as few words as possible in your search. If you are looking for accounting jobs then you just want to put “accounting jobs (the area that you’re in)”. After you submit your search terms the first page will have a listing of related searches at the bottom of the page. You should be able to find something more specific to your search.
Another popular way to find jobs is to go directly to the major job sites such as Monster.com and Careerbuilder.com. Both these sites have job listings all over the country. They have an easy interface to use that can zero in on the exact types of jobs that you want and in the location that you desire. A great added benefit of these sites is all the helpful information that they give about job hunting in general as well as forums where folks like you can discuss unemployment challenges.
One last place that you really should look at the Department of labor’s website there is a tremendous amount of information and they will also show you where to look for government jobs.