Find a Job Online: Top 5 Job Hunting Sites

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Psst… Looking for a job? You are? That’s not a surprise, given that the economy has been staggering around drunkenly since 2008. Sometimes it’s up, and sometimes it’s down. If you want to find what you’re looking for, you need every advantage you can get. That means some good old fashioned pavement-pounding, but you should also conduct a rigorous search online. And to do that, you should be aware of the best job hunting sites on the Internet. 

To help narrow down your search for decent job posting sites (because simply hunting for a job causes a lifetime of stress in itself), here are some resources that you should consider: 

TwitterWhile you should absolutely patronize websites that are dedicated wholly to job listings, you should also take care not to ignore social media outlets like Twitter. If you have your eye on a particular company, make sure you follow their Twitter account: you’re almost certain to stumble across job postings that won’t show up anywhere else. Likewise, find and follow accounts that post listings in your field(s) of interest. 

LinkedInIn the same vein, make sure you take a look at the job board at Linkedin. You can find exclusive postings, not to mention a supportive community that dispenses valuable job hunting advice. 

Indeed – Indeed is one of the hottest job sites on the Internet. You can sort through millions of job postings from thousands of companies. It sounds kind of intimidating because, frankly, it is. That’s why Indeed offers tips and advice to help you narrow down your search, and lets you set up job alerts that can be mailed to your inbox on a daily basis. Indeed! 

SimplyHiredSimplyHired pulls job listings from multiple sources, including company sites, job boards, newspapers, non-profit organizations, and others. SimplyHired allows for an easily-customizable job hunting experience: when you create an account, you can manage your searches, block certain companies from your search, and manage email alerts. SimplyHired is also a good tool for studying the job market (including trends, popular jobs, etc) in a specific location/city. 

MonsterMonster may not be “the” go-to site for job hunting anymore, but it still has clout. Companies certainly don’t overlook it when they’re ready to post a listing, so as far as volume is concerned, Monster still delivers a huge number of prospects. 

For more great suggestions for job hunting sites, visit: 

The 10 Best Job Search Websites at PCMag.com

The 10 Best Job Hunting Websites at DigitalTrends

Best Job Search Websites at About.com

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Nadia is a freelance writer living in Toronto. She played her first game at four, decided games were awesome, and has maintained her position since. She writes for 1UP.com, Slide to Play, GamePro and other publications, and is About.com's Guide to the Nintendo DS.

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