A Look at Where the Quality Job Postings Are
Quality Job Postings
The Internet is an excellent job search resource, but it can be difficult to determine the best job search websites among the hundreds that exist. It can be increasingly challenging to determine if a specific job posting is a legitimate career opportunity or if it is spam.
Where to Find Quality Job Postings
Websites such as Monster and Careerbuilder are big names in the online job industry, but these sites can be overwhelming to navigate and offer a huge number of job listings. You can benefit from the volume of positions posted, but sifting through the myriad of postings can be a daunting task.
Social media sites can also help you in your job hunt. For example, if you have a professional network on LinkedIn, you can use LinkedIn’s job search features to find employment.
Other popular job search websites include:
- Real Match: This site promises to provide the “next generation in job site technology.” It offers real-time job matching to connect you with potential job opportunities and sends you an alert when a job is posted that you might be interested in. The program matches your resume and profile to employers and is integrated with different social networks. Real Match provides a one-click application process.
- Craigslist: This site offers a huge number of local job postings because it is free for employers in most geographic areas. Jobs are organized by category, and you can easily search for keywords specific to the type of employment you are seeking.
- SimplyHired: This is a large job aggregating site similar to Monster and Career Builder. You can post your resume or search for jobs by keyword and location.
- Indeed: Indeed also operates as an aggregator of job listings, pulling postings in from across the Internet. With more than 100 million unique visitors per month, Indeed is available in more than 50 countries and 26 languages.
The right employment website for you will depend on your career field and the geographic area where you are looking for a job. eBizMBA has ranked the top 15 most popular job websites. Monster tops the list.
Three Ways to Determine if a Job Posting is Legitimate
When you are job hunting online, especially free sites like Craigslist, you need to ensure that the listing is legitimate. Watch for warning signs, such as requesting money for advice. The companies name should always be listed. Usually, if something is too good to be true, it probably is. Below are three ways to ensure that a job posting is an actual offer of employment that could lead to a career opportunity.
1. Check the job description: The listing should have at least a brief job description. The description should sound legitimate – no one is going to make thousands of dollars posting ads on the Internet from their laptop at home in four hours a week. If the posting promises over-the-top results, it is probably a scam.
2. Check if the salary is posted or mentioned: Steer clear of jobs labeled “internships,” or those where you are encouraged to work for “experience” or “name recognition” as often these are posted by employers trying to find people to work for free.
3. Avoid ads that are too good to be true: Pay attention to jobs that sound too good to be true. You want to make sure that the salary is reasonable for the work being performed.
These tips should help you conduct a successful online job search and focus on legitimate job listings. If you suspect a scam, you may be able to confirm by checking with a list of scam websites.
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