The Internet: Your Virtual Highway to Employment?
The Internet has become the job seeker's medium of choice.
After all, how else can you send dozens of resumes at the
click of a button? But the Internet encourages people to
be passive, posting their resume on online job banks and
waiting for responses to roll in.
Because online job hunting is so easy, everyone is doing
it, which makes it increasingly difficult to reach the employer(s)
of your choice. For example, Monster.com, one of the largest
job boards on the Web, claimed they had a database of 2.3
million unique resumes in December 1999.
With the mounting competition among online job seekers,
it's critical to do more than post your resume with online
career services. You should actively pursue job listings
on career sites and individual employer's Web sites.
Here are just a handful of career sites:
currently has over 384,000 jobs listed.
Network has a scouting service that locates appropriate
job listings that match the criteria you input.
targets recent college grads and listed over 300,000 jobs
Careers lists more than 1 million jobs and offers a
variety of search categories.