Take Advantage of the New Rules in the Job Search

Technology has ushered in a new age for job hunters. There are now hundreds, if not thousands, of sites online related to jobs and job searches. They offer an array of opportunities for people who are looking for jobs, everything from social media, to job indexing sites, job boards and more. Here are a few of the possibilities to help you in your job search.

1. Job search apps

Apps such as Huntsy can help you set up interviews and apply for jobs. This app will help organize your job search and keep all of the details in one place. That will prevent confusion if you are applying for a number of jobs.

2. Job boards

In this category, some of the most popular sites include America’s Virtual One Stop, CareerBuilder.com, CareerStation, Indeed.com, JobSearchUSA.org, LinkUp, Monster Newspaper Partnerships, Monster.com, SimplyHired.com, and USAjobs.gov.

Some sites, like America’s Virtual One Stop, have not only job listings but also include information about continuing education, data on the labor market, and other career information. The site advertises the ability to enable you to quickly tap into a complete set of job search tools.

CareerStation, JobSearchUSA.org, and Indeed.com emphasize their access to millions of jobs from thousands of company websites, job boards, newspapers, blogs and professional associations. It’s all free, and, according to the websites, easy to use. Indeed.com also enables you to narrow your search by keyword, location and salary.

LinkUp advertises that they index job postings exclusively from the companies’ own websites. They claim not to use recruiter websites or other job boards, and they check and update job postings on a routine basis. Each job also shows when it was first posted and when it was verified.

Monster Newspaper Partnerships touts its relationship with more than 400 newspapers around the country. The information from these news sites is combined with Monster’s own job search tools, which enables a person to look for jobs in his or her local area.

Then there is Monster.com, which advertises that it has one of the largest databases of jobs in the world. The website also advertises its career management tools, which enable a person to plan his or her career path, learn about new opportunities, and compare their progress with others in the job market.

There is also a website called Simplyhired.com, which claims to have the one of the most complete listings of jobs in the country, with more than three million listings. Simplyhired also has job search tools.

Finally, USAjobs.gov is the official job list for the federal government.

3. Social Media

Just about everyone is familiar with these websites, and just about everyone is on one of them. The most popular are sites like Facebook and LinkedIn, which is a social media site geared toward business professionals. People can find and communicate with others who are in the same careers. Companies will post their jobs on social media, and it’s also a great place for you to connect with your friends and see if their companies are hiring.

4. Staffing Agencies

As the job search process evolved, so have the way staffing agencies share their jobs and search for candidates. Staffing agencies will post their jobs across social media outlets and send their jobs to other job boards to get a wider access to candidates. They also will have job boards on their own website to list positions for their clients.

If you are looking for a job in the Inland Empire, Arrow Staffing is there for you. Arrow has the experience, the network, the expertise to help find you a job that fits your skills and experience. Give Arrow a call today.


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