Your Path to Employment
Of the 50 million openings, about half are “visible jobs” – they’re posted on the internet or elsewhere and easy to find, if you know where to look. The other half are “hidden jobs” that are filled mostly through networking and reaching out to employers.
Although there are many opportunities at your fingertips, there are several resources to learn so you make the most out of your search process.
Get more out of the best job boards
Job boards are employer-paid online job advertisements and most are free to job seekers. Unlike simple ads, most offer great time-saving features, like tools to search for jobs and emailed alerts of new job postings. You can also post your resume on these job boards to make it easy for employers to find you. Job boards come in all shapes and sizes. The four main types are:
- Large Traditional – Includes names you probably know, like CareerBuilder.com & Monster.com
- Specialty (“niche”) - Focuses on specific markets or job types or industries—for example, Dice.com for information technology jobs.
- State Government - Operated by state government workforce agencies, they may be connected to unemployment benefit websites, etc.
- Aggregator – Grabs job listings from thousands of other job boards and employer sites and makes them all searchable in one place, e.g. Indeed.com and SimplyHired.com.