The internet is one of the most powerful job-search tools available, not just to women re-entering the workforce, but to anyone looking for a job. In addition to job listings, online job sites offer a wealth of information to job seekers. A search of online sites reveals the kinds of jobs out there, keywords to use in resumes and cover letters, technology trends, salary ranges, and insight into what skills employers are looking for.
Craigslist has several part-time postings in the Washington, D.C. area for people who can help put together dynamic PowerPoint presentations. And eLance has numerous postings for people with Photoshop experience.
And there are hundreds of sites. Yesterday I listed six sites from an online job-related sites list I got at last week’s Re-Entering the Workforce seminar at the Women’s Center in nearby Vienna, VA.
Here are more:
- www.washingtonpost.com — This site claims more than 20,000 job listings within eight categories: Business, Education, Finance & Accounting, Government, Healthcare, Technology, Non-Profit & Associations, and Graduate & Entry-Level. You can post a resume and learn about job fairs.
- www.Krop.com — ”Krop is a Job Board and career resource website for creative professionals.” When I put “Washington D.C.” into the search box, only five jobs came up.
- www.net-temps.com — This is a site for temp, contract, temp-to-hire, and direct-hire jobs. You must sign-up for free membership to use the site but can then search the listings and post a resume for recruiters to view.
- www.execsearches.com — This site matches executive, mid-level, and fundraising professionals to the non-profit, education, healthcare, and government sectors. Detailed job listings with direct contact information.
- www.RealMatch.com — RealMatch has created a partnership of thousands of job sites with the goal of bringing employers and job-seekers together more efficiently. Because there are so many online job sites, employers and job candidates might miss each other if they post on different sites. RealMatch aims to bring them together by linking the databases and giving everyone more exposure. It’s a win for the candidates, employers, and the sites on which they originally posted. RealMatch works much like a dating site in matching keywords for job titles and skills. Their claim — employers can post a job for free and reach more candidates than the top three national job boards.
- www.Glassdoor.com — This sites lists jobs, but it also provides an insider’s view to those jobs and companies. Current and former employees post anonymous reviews about where they work, and candidates who’ve been through interviews post about their experiences. Company photos and salary information, too.
- www.VisualCV.com — This is one of my favorites. It’s a website for creating a visual CV. What’s that? Here’s what they say: ”Words on paper or on screen can communicate only so much. With a VisualCV, you can enhance the words in your resume with photographs, charts and graphs, video, audio clips, and additional documents (such as letters of recommendation or examples of your work) that paint a richer and more meaningful picture of who you are and the value you offer. A VisualCV also makes it easy for you to add your accomplishments as they occur so you don’t forget about them or face a major rewrite in a rush situation.” It is FREE. Hard to believe. The site says they will be offering subscription services with added benefits in the future. In addition they claim more than 1000 companies search the resumes on their site.