Online Job Sites
By Stephen Bucaro
The Internet has changed the way people look for jobs and the way employers look for people.
Ten years ago a job seeker picked up several newspapers each morning and searched the
print ads, maybe sending a resume or making a phone call to any ones that seemed hopeful.
Today a job seeker posts their desired job type, employment history, and qualifications on
an online job site and receives an email alert when an employer posts that type of job, or
when an employer in interested in hiring them.
CareerBuilder Owned by partners
Gannett Co, Inc., Tribune Company, The McClatchy Company, and Microsoft Corp, CareerBuilder
is the largest online job site, providing over 1.6 million job opportunities in every
industry, field and job type.
Dice is designed for the specific needs
of technology professionals, enabling them to perform highly targeted job searches based on
specific criteria, including location, type of employment, skills and keywords.
Monster.com Run by New York, based
Monster Worldwide, is a global online job site Monster currently has over 1.1 million
job opportunities listed.
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Online Job Ad Scams
Be aware that many online job postings, especially on non-job specific sites such as
craigslist are actually scams designed to get your personal information. The scam usually
involves the fake employer claiming that they can only deliver paychecks by direct deposit
and that they need your bank account number, or PayPal account and password in order to
transfer money. Then they use that information to clean out your bank account.
Even legitimate online job sites, like Monster.com, have had their databases hacked more
than once, hackers stealing millions of job seekers' names, phone numbers, e-mail addresses,
user names and passwords. One precaution you can take is to set up a separate email
account for your job search.
Considering the risks, don't focus your job search effort entirely on online job sites.
Keep in mind that statistics show that employers fill less than 4 percent of their positions
from online sources. Employers fill about half of their positions through personal referrals.
In other words, networking is the most productive way to find a job.