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Finding Jobs Online: Tools Keep Improving

Posted on February 05, 2014 at 9:55 AM
Tags: job search

Job hunting continues to be a longstanding challenge for job seekers. And job sourcing has been a long-term challenge for employers. Like most aspects of business, processes for recruiting skilled candidates have been transformed by technology. And so have techniques for job search. That means that job seekers can choose from an array of new and improving tools to use for their job search.


While MinnesotaWorks.net is a great place to post your resume and search for jobs, I urge you to consider using additional tools, especially if you’re conducting a nation-wide job search. But with the wide range of options, which ones should you choose? How can you break through the clutter?


Let’s take a look at some of the best new online and mobile job search tools:




Glassdoor offers an intimate look at job positions and companies across the country thanks to anonymously posted details (by both employees and job seekers). Interested in salary specifics? Want an insider’s comprehensive company review? With Glassdoor you can learn this information. The reviews and details are frank, and perhaps the best part is that Glassdoor reviews them before publishing them and monitors them afterward.


You can see which of your friends are using Glassdoor and the companies they work for using the Glassdoor app on Facebook. The site keeps content fresh with a “give-to-get” model. After creating an account and posting information to the site, contributors get unlimited access. However, those who don’t post information get full access for only 10 days.


Hello New Job


Hello New Job , a new hyper-focused tool designed to fill a gap in the Twin Cities job-search community, is exclusively for the Twin Cities marketing, creative and interactive industry. The Twin Cities is full of niche industries with amazing jobs. Hiring managers within organizations in these industries and this area use it for seeking specifically skilled and talented individuals.


Users can search by industry—marketing, design, writing, interactive, public relations—and by career phase—from internships to executive level. Hello New Job has a wide variety of content and a team monitoring, curating and updating the site’s content. There are no membership requirements, and there is no obligation to sign up.




TheLadders is a comprehensive job-matching service that offers users daily job matches that are relevant only to them. The award-winning site features jobs nationwide in IT, finance, law and other fields. Basic memberships are free, and premium memberships are available for greater access to the site’s contents and job opportunities.


In addition, I encourage you to check out these other great online and mobile resources:

- PayScale ( http://www.payscale.com ) for transparent salary information and details;

- WageHub ( http://www.wagehub.com ) for real-time salary comparisons; and

- CareerOneStop ( http://www.careeronestop.org ) for a wide array of job-search tools sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor.


Job seekers continue to face a changing set of match-making tools. While old school methods may seem natural, the reality is that the fast-paced and mobile nature of work and the workforce has generated some very good options to help everyone land in a great spot.



By Stacey Stratton

President and founder of staffing and recruiting agency, True Talent Group




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