The Best Ways To Use A Job Board

    Published: 06-16-2009
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    President and CEO of Job.com Brian Alden discusses how to effectively utilize job boards in your search.

    Brian Alden: With all the new resources out there to search for jobs, it can be easy to overlook some of the basics, like a Job Board. But with a few easy tips, you can make the most of this time tested standby.

    First, post your resume. Many employers have taken the recruitment process into their own hands and are actively searching for great people for their companies. Increase your chances of being noticed by allowing proactive employers to find you.

    And don't worry about putting too much personal information on in the cyber space. Most jobs boards always allow you the option to hide any information you don't want public.

    Next, make sure you are signed up for job alerts. New jobs are posted all the times and unless you are searching 24 hours a day, you are bound to miss one here and there.

    Now you can have these openings sent directly to your email or phone, keeping you ahead of the competition. And finally use the resources on Job Boards to stay informed on the latest news and career advice.

    The job market is rapidly changing and job boards will provide great tips on everything from resume writing and interview tips to the hottest new career fields and opportunities.

    Becoming actively involved in new job search by utilizing all the job boards have to offer will put you one step ahead of the competition and that much closer to land the job of your dream.