How to Find the Right Website to Post Your Resume on
So you need a job, we all know the drill: you update your resume, start telling people you’re looking for a new job and then head to the computer or pull up your phone to post your resume. Somewhere. Anywhere. So how do you know which app to use? And how much time should you spend trying to find the best job boards? Or research what a “career site” is? When I typed in “job search websites”, 11,900 hits came up! Yikes!
So where do you begin?
Although posting your resume on a job board may seem like the first action (that is, after you identity your dream job and create the best resume ever!), it really isn’t. Finding the right job boards (found on employment websites) to post on is the next step. There are a lot of decisions to be made in this process including the decision if you want to use an app on a phone, or sit at your desk in front of a computer. And then decide which search engine, which employment website, or which company site to spend your time on. Then you have to find them all. Wow, there’s a lot to this process.
Suggestion: Start with a comprehensive review.
I wish they had created a site like this when I was out pounding the Internet pavement. It would have saved me so much time and energy. I looked for a real competitor to this site and found lots of partial reviews but couldn’t find anything to compare to the product that this site offers.
Reviews.com offers a unique service of comparison within the world wide web of consumer product and usage. Started in 2013, they were created with the intent of “finding the best” of whatever product or service you are looking for. In the case of job search websites, they do all the virtual research for you and even talk to experts. This goes way beyond just customer reviews. They have their own team that does the heavy hitting of comparisons, so you know “within 10 seconds, our top pick, why it’s the best, and how we came to that conclusion”. And they provide enough information so “within 60 seconds, we give you enough information to make a confident decision among the best options”.
Those are good stats! Let them help you start posting your resume on the right job sites.
3 additional things that make a review noteworthy: current industry trends, research that stands the test of time and product specifics.
“A review may look simple and straightforward, but there’s a good chance it took over a month to complete. Something more complex? Try several. That’s because a good review is never finished. We continue to research, keeping our content updated by reviewing new products or making changes based on things like product recalls and emerging trends.”
No one wants outdated information. One way to see if a review site is good is to look back at what they said initially. For example Review.com listed the top 3 career websites for November of 2015: http://www.reviews.com/job-sites/career-websites/. The sites they recommended in 2015 are still ranked in the top 5 of best search sites for 2017: http://www.reviews.com/job-sites/.
And that’s called reliability. Something you want as a consumer.
They also narrow it down for you:
“We’ve been researching job sites for several years and we’ve published several in-depth reviews for job seekers with specific needs and criteria”.
Networking is still the best way to find a job. And what we know today is that job sites are a great way to network. You need to post your resume on the best sites that can represent you. Be strategic, point yourself towards success – start your job search with a review of job search sites. Pick the right sites from the start and save yourself time and energy.
Once you get a lay of the land so to speak, then narrow it down. My suggestion would be to “bookmark” the Reviews.com website (for updates and other product searches) and then take a look at each of the sites listed in their review. Get to know each of the websites well so you can take full advantage of all the features and services each offers. That way you can optimize your network in the best way possible.
I’ve listed some resources, here below, some of which (coincidentally) also report similar findings to Review.com. That’s yet another sign of a good review.
Happy job hunting!
How to Search for a Job Online:
How to make a job search successful/Anna Wicha/TEDxCollegeofEuropeNatolin
Tips for job seeks: Inside the Mind of a Recruiter, James Citrin: