It’s been a while since we’ve posted information about applying for jobs. Since you’re probably reading this post on a computer, we’ll give you a small sampling of some great job focused websites that will make your next move so much smoother.
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Get yourself on LinkedIn! LinkedIn is social media with a very specific focus: careers! You can connect with past/present/future colleagues, provide endorsements to colleagues, join discussions relevant to your industry/interest, and most importantly, promote yourself and your skills. LinkedIn’s Groups build your personal network by showcasing your knowledge on a given topic, bring traffic to your personal (or company) website, highlight your leaderships skills, and are a virtual way to help others. Engagement with LinkedIn Groups show potential employers that you have knowledge and you’re not afraid to use it.
Monster? Monster! Monster is an older site that has, over the last few years, redeveloped to include more integrative and engaging content. I’ll admit that this is my first time back in years (many, many years) and I’m pleasantly surprised. In addition to a robust keyword-specific job searching system, monster’s career advice articles will help you search more efficiently, write a resume and prepare for an interview, negotiate for a better salary, and get promoted.
This is only a very small sampling of sites, but they hit on some of the most important bits of career development: job searching, industry trends, and constructing your personal web presence. Do you have a go-to site that you’ve found really helpful? Leave a comment and share your experiences with us.