The 5 Web Resources You Need to Find a Job in Search

It’s a New Year, but we’ve got that same old economy from 2008. If you find yourself looking for a job in search, these five resources should be the foundation of your efforts:

  1. – Culls results from a variety of jobs sites as well as job listings from company web sites. Searching here keeps you from having to go individually to a variety of sites. You can pull an RSS feed of your job search into your news reader, making your search process even faster. You’ll find results from:
    • SEMPO
    • Monster
    • HotJobs (owned by Yahoo)
    • CareerBuilder
    • Dice
    • TalentZoo
  2. Twitter Let your followers know you’re looking for a job. I once did and had three leads in 24 hours. I got offers from all three. The Twitter community is generally a very compassionate bunch, raising money for good causes. Helping people find jobs is something I think we’ll see a lot of in 2009 – 2010.
  3. LinkedIn Not only does LinkedIn have its own job listings, but here you can many times find the people who are doing the hiring or at least work in Human Resources at the company you’re interested in. Use your network to get introduced and create connections.
  4. Craig’s List Answering an ad for a Search Marketing Copywriter on Craig’s List is how I got my start in search. Well, that and the great Marketing Don taking a chance on me.
  5. Search Engine Watch Board – Rounding out the list is a completely shameless plug for our very own jobs board.

What resources do YOU recommend? Leave a comment and let us know!

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