Posted at 2:28 p.m., April 9, 2015

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One of the great things about having technology at your fingertips is the ability to scan a wealth of information in a short amount of time. For those of us who want a new job, many resources are available. From apps and websites for job posts to networking tools and career assessments, job hunting has never been easier.

Job hunting

When you want to search the virtual want ads, a couple of helpful apps and websites are free to make the search easier. has an app that offers several search options to look for the type of job that interests you. Besides the title and location, it can summarize by salary estimate, dates posted, company and employer/recruiter.

Indeed is your basic job search engine, so don’t expect many resources outside of the job posts.  In fact, there are so many job posts that Indeed has, that you may not need to use other apps and site for other listings. Many sites will list the exact same jobs, so it may get confusing and repetitive after a while. is as much a job hunting site as it is for posting your résumé for recruiters. It has helpful tools for building the right résumé for your specific field of interest. You can view many sample résumés and cover letters, find tips on what to include in your own. You can even have the site design your résumé for you (for a hefty fee, of course).

Monster regularly posts articles about hot jobs, such as “High-Paying IT Jobs”, skills that will improve your marketability, “6 Courses That Will Boost Your Chances of Landing a Job “, and career assessments to help you decide which career path to head towards, like “Find Your Career Passion”. is a site with very helpful features: You can find reviews, salaryinformation and ratings from previous and current employees to give you a better idea of what the company you are interested in is like. Keep in mind this will usually have listings for big corporate companies (Think Starbucks, Home Depot, Microsoft.), and not so many resources for smaller mom-and-pop companies.


If you are looking to polish your networking skills, we have a suggestion for rubbing elbows with people in your field. is the go-to site to set up your professional profile and connect with peers in your job field. You can find current coworkers, past connections and make new connections with people from different companies. Who knows? Maybe you’ll make a connection with someone who thinks you’ll be perfect for a new position they’ll be posting soon.

Local resources

If you can’t find opportunities posted on these major websites, you might want to try looking at the direct websites for local businesses. They will often have a career page where they list up to date job openings, and ways to get in touch with them. is a great resource to see the latest area posts if you’re not interested at all in relocating.

It has a lot of services available for free, including job market information, career information, and online learning resources.






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