- Job Hunting – Executives
- Job Hunting – General
- Job Hunting – Headhunters
- Job Hunting – Second Careers
- Job Hunting – Specialty (Quintessential Careers leads the list in this category)
- Job Networking
Q: When given the option of posting my resume and responding to job-board ads nationally or locally, which should I choose?
A: The major job boards can be more effective if you localize your search.
A career counselor for a state employment agency who likes to test out job boards so he can share his experiences with his clients told us that Monster.com was one of the job-search tools that he actively used over a six-month period, sending out approximately 250 responses per week. “My personal experience has revealed that when trying to find a job in the HR profession, responding to ads that are out of state is not an effective way to gain interviews,” the counselor said. “In other words, a person using Monster.com will find little to no success when attempting to find work that is located out of state.” When he began sending out a letter of introduction to businesses posting job-board ads for positions in his own state, his success rate in landing interviews jumped to five out of every 10 businesses whose ad he responded to. Explore geographically specific job boards.
Q: With so many job boards out there, how can I save time in posting my resume to all of these boards?
A: Try one-stop shopping. If you want to leave no stone unturned and use as many online job boards as possible, you can save a lot of time by going to a site with links to large numbers of job boards.
Naturally, we recommend the Quintessential Careers Job Portal powered by Beyond.com. In addition to posting a resume and reviewing job listings, job-seekers can also find various types of career tools and resources — such as free professional magazines, continuing ed opportunities, relocation resources, salary information, resume help, and portfolio development. See also Quintessential Careers: Best Job Sites for Job-Seekers, with links to more than 900 job sites. Most of these sites boast both job postings and the opportunity to post your resume. And if you include our employer career center links, Quintessential Careers links to more than 1,400 sites where you can search for — and apply to — jobs.
Check out our directory of all the mega job boards.