Free Job Search Websites

If you are going to use the free job search websites, there are a few things you need to know. First, some sites are easier to navigate than others. Second, you can get a lot of great information without ever having to pay a dime. Free really does mean free in this case.

One of the best free job search websites, in my opinion, is Not only do you get the benefit of a rich job search aggregator (they pull job ads from a variety of on-line sources), but you also get the benefit of forums where people really do go out of their way to offer great advice and helpful information.

One of the best known job search websites is I like this site because it is filled with excellent information about finding a job as well as details about jobs that are open. If you want to meet with people in your line of work, you can likely find a group on this site. Teachers, artists, former military, and others have sections just for them.

Another free job search website is It is also one of the largest job search websites. One of the things I really like about this site is that in addition to job vacancy information, it also has a lot of career-related information. If you want to learn more about working in the health care industry, you can do some of your research here.

Most job search websites offer salary and wage information of some sort. This can be helpful if you are moving into a new field and are unsure of the correct figures to use in salary negotiations in that position. You can also get an idea of what your next higher promotion might bring you.

Now, if you choose to post your resume on one of these sites, do not be surprised if you get no contact from prospective employers - or - if the only contacts you get are from sales people looking for "management trainees". This is common.

If you use the right resume keywords when you create your resume, you might get a few hits when you post your resume on job boards. Some employers do search for resumes using specific keywords. Some headhunters do the same thing. Make sure you keep this in mind the next time you revise your resume (which should be very soon, right?).

Otherwise, employers are going to expect you to find them. Use the free job search websites to do more than just look for specific jobs. Look for companies that have a solid track record. If they have some open positions, it could be that the job you want is going to be open soon. You lose nothing by sending in your resume in preparation for a potential opening. Just introduce yourself, state where/how you learned about the company and that you noticed its solid standing and that you want to work for a company that does X, Y and Z (you have to choose what matters most to you). Get your foot in the door.

Another option is to follow some of the leaders in the company on LinkedIn. Learn more about them. If you see an opening, you'll already be waaaay ahead of other job candidates.

The idea is to be proactive. Don't just post to a job search site and expect great things to happen. You have to work to get a job so that you can work after you get the job. Crazy, yes? It's so true, though. The free job search sites may be free, but they aren't necessarily EASY. Use them, but use them effectively so that they do as much as possible to pave the way for your next awesome position.

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