The whole reason you’re going to college right now is probably to get a better job in the future (I hope). Once you’re getting prepared to apply for a job that relates to your career, it’s best if you take advantage of one of the best tools in the world.. the Internet. Since there are so many tools out there that you can use, I put together a nifty little list that will hopefully help your job search.
GadBall.com- Once you’re ready to submit your resume, don’t do it website by website. If you do it this way, you’re going to be on the computer forever. Since, time is money, this is where the website GadBall comes in. Here, you’ll be able to ship your resume out to over 1,500 websites. The best thing is that it’s 100% free.
Free Resume Critique
Resume-Resource.com – If you think your resume stinks, it probably does. Sites like Resume-Resource will honestly critique your resume. I know it may sound too good to be true but there’s a catch. You’ll have to order their service if you want to make the changes. Some job seekers have had great luck with services like these.
Salary.com – Before you set up an interview, make sure you know what you should be making. This is where a tool like Salary.com comes in. Simply follow the instructions by putting in what your job title is and where you’re looking for a job. From there, you’ll get a better understanding on how much you should be making. This way, when you go in to negotiate your salary, you won’t get ripped off.
CareerBuilder.com – When looking for a job, there are more places to go besides the great Internet. Places like a career fair are a great place to network with huge corporations or little shops looking for someone just like you. A site like CareerBuilder will keep yourself up to date to let you know when career fairs are coming to your town.
LinkedIn.com – Experts say that over 60% of jobs come from networking. Networking is probably the most important thing you can do when you’re looking for a job. Websites like LinkedIn.com will allow you to create your own profile and find others in your network that works in the same field. From there, you can chat and create a relationship. It’s a great social network to check out. Best of all, it’s free.