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Online Job Search

The Internet created a new, fast and effective way to search for jobs. Now the job search is easier than ever before. There are hundreds of online job databases ranging from major national sites like monster.com and hotjobs.com to regional resources like nwjobs.com. Both types of resources should be included in your online job search, especially if you need to find a job in a specific geographic area. The national databases do not necessarily include all of the local job listings for your area.

The job search engines are a good place to start. Its like one-stop shopping; these sites let you search many of the major job databases all at once. Using them will save time searching the individual job databases, but keep in mind that browsing the individual databases can sometimes be very rewarding.

You can also post your resume and apply directly for positions online. Some sites will require you to register, however we recommend that you do not give out personal information like your social security number. There are many good resources out there that do not require personal information. If you are concerned about a current employer accessing your email, sign up for a free email account and use that for your job search.

If you know which companies you would like to work for, the best option is to go to their web-site and apply from there directly. Practically all companies have a job/career section on their web-site which gives contact information and/or allows you to apply online. Reviewing frequently asked interview questions can be very effective and goes a long way in getting the most out of your interview.