If you’re looking for the perfect career or exciting new opportunities, it never hurts to look, get networked, and even get interview practice while you’re currently employed. Your ideal job or a step in the right direction could be posted while you’re working the humdrum job. In order to keep your eyes peeled for that dream job, you might want to keep plugged into a few resources:
Dice is a job finder website specifically tailored to those in technology-related fields. That specialization makes it easy for you to search jobs in your area by skills, job titles, and keywords. You can also subscribe to an RSS feed of your search to be notified of any new positions opening up.
Monster has had plenty of commercials in Super Bowls past, so I’m sure I hardly have to tell you much about it. Cool feature about Monster and what gets it to 2nd place is its ability to search by category. A lot of IT jobs are flexible and have a lot of different skills and responsibilities tied to them at the same time having a generic job title. Monster allows you to search by keywords or occupations in a specific area.
Simply Hired is exactly as they describe themselves with their logo of “job search made simple.” It is simple to search their entries and they offer a few notification tools such as through e-mail or RSS. Simply Hired also seems to pull up listings not found on the other job listings. Always worth it to check more than one place.
Update: Yahoo! Hotjobs has been acquired by Monster.
Linkedin summarizes all you’ve heard related to job hunting about being “networked.” Linkedin is mostly a social network for professionals, but it lists job opportunities and if you want to get your name out there, it never hurts to be where potential employers can find you.
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It also never hurts to go straight to the source. If you’re relocating and want a job with a particular company, check out their site and try to find the HR department. They’ll likely have a listing of current on-going searches and instructions of how to apply.
Any other excellent resources to recommend? Leave your advice in the comments.
Best of luck.