Gone are the days when job searches were limited to asking friends and
ex-colleagues and when job seekers had to knock doors of industries and
employment agencies, asking for employment. With the emergence of job
search engines and online job portals, job search has become easy. Today,
it is easy for both the job seekers and the employers to find each other.
Yes, times have changed.
But do you know what job search engines are? Well, they are websites,
which facilitate job hunting. Thanks to the relatively recent development
of metasearch engines, job seekers can search for jobs across multiple
websites. Some job search engines index traditional job boards while
others index pages from employers' websites. Some are location-specific
whereas others are devoted to certain niche employment sectors.
Recent years have witnessed the development of job search engines that
are dedicated to specialized fields. Whether it is about searching
engineering jobs, medical jobs or teaching jobs; you are sure to find job
searches for each of these categories. Job search engines like FedWorld
specialize in finding government jobs, while some specialize in
international jobs. Some of them are dedicated to searches of seasonal
jobs, while others offer searches on part-time jobs. Yes, search engines
dedicated to finding seasonal jobs can help you seek a summer job during
Many of the job search engines available today, provide you with
facilities for posting your resume, activating job alerts, looking up for
job fairs as also obtaining job advise. There are search engines and job
boards, which allow you to upload your personal information and contact
details on the web, so that employers can reach you. CareerBuilder is one
of the largest job search engines that offer all these facilities.
America's Job Bank is another that has over fifteen thousand jobs being
posted to it on daily basis. Monster, Yahoo Hot Jobs and Indeed are some
of the other mammoth job search engines offering you several search
options and featuring search results from a wide range of employment
domains. Job search engine websites like SimplyHired and Indeed.com offer
searches on major job sites and employer websites.
Tips for Online Job Search
If you are hunting for jobs over the Internet, it is advisable to
register with renowned online job portals and employment sites. Remember
to check the authenticity of these job portals before signing up to them.
It is important to be careful while uploading your personal details on
job listings and online employment directories. Many of the job portals
require you to furnish them with your contact details. It is better to
ensure that these websites promise you the confidentiality of your
Many websites provide you with one-stop shops for job-hunting, whereby
you can obtain tips on resume writing, posting your CV, applying for jobs
and finding the job openings that suit your needs.
Being an online job searcher, you must keep checking job listings and
update yourself on the different job openings posted on job boards and
online portals. Online job searches require immense patience and
dedication. You need to keep checking your mail for correspondence from
Keeping in touch with your ex-colleagues, ex-employees and creating a
network of job seekers and professionals is of great help in your job
search. It is good to participate in online forums, to analyze the
changing job trends and explore newer job opportunities. You should
contact potential employers and remain updated about ongoing developments
in the job market.
It is extremely important to keep updating your resume, when on an
online job hunt. Yes, your resume is your face on the web. It is the only
interface for potential employers to reach you. Make sure that your
resume is self-explanatory and speaks about all the important milestones
in your professional life. Remember to present only the truth and do not
appear to brag about your achievements. Also, do not undermine yourself.
Be confident and natural.
I am sure these tips would have helped you refine your online job
search. All the best!