- November 6, 2016
- Posted by: Doug Bryson
- Category: Candidates
So you’re tired of your commute, sick of your Manager taking credit for all your ideas or just ready for a new challenge? When you are beginning your job search, a good place to start is on the job boards. Once you have your resume updated and proofread, you can begin to upload it and start applying to positions you are interested in and qualified for. Here’s a look at some of the most common sites.
If you are an IT candidate, Dice is easily the best single source, since it’s dedicated specifically to computers, networking, and technology. Whatever type of IT role you need, there’s bound to be one on Dice! You can find temporary/short term projects, long term consulting roles, or permanent positions on this site.
While “technically” not a job board, LinkedIn is quickly becoming a go-to source for recruiters, HR, and Hiring Managers. Plenty of people are currently using LinkedIn for passive job searching – putting their credentials online and waiting to see who comes knocking. If you plan to utilize LinkedIn during your job search, you should make sure that you have a professional looking profile picture, a well written summary, and your job history as you would have on your resume.
The granddaddy of job posting sites, Monster encompasses all types of job titles and industries. Much like Dice, you can use for both short- and long-term employment. It is advisable to include your contact details with your resume, it will help Recruiters to be able to reach you right away, assuming you want that.
Indeed is one of the newer IT job sites on the Internet, and it works as a job posting aggregator. Rather than hosting its own employment listings, it searches virtually all employer and job sites across the Internet, and is currently available in twenty-six different languages. The benefit of using Indeed is that you can upload your resume once and then it will pull jobs from many different websites within a certain mile radius at which point you can apply immediately.
CareerBuilder is one of the oldest job search websites, along with Monster, and boasts a similarly huge database of jobs. Most of the jobs you find on this website tend to be full-time permanent positions. It works the same as others – upload your resume with full contact details, search for positions, and simply click the Apply button.
Now that you have properly advertised your resume, reach out to Spearhead Staffing to supplement your job search with some professional IT recruiting assistance.
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