San Francisco Examiner reports that at least
10 million people will be employed in Internet related jobs in the United
States by the year 2003. That figure represents roughly 4 percent of the
widely published reports of layoffs at struggling
dot coms, the US economy continued to show strong growth for the better
part of Y2K, defeating predictions that a tech slowdown would trigger
number of alternatives available for job seekers on the Net make it quite
possible that you could spend the rest of your life filling out online
applications and researching employers. Please
don't. Use our collection of resources instead.
go do something else.
site has been a hot spot for dot com job seekers for many years.
focus is on job openings in the Bay Area,
many positions (especially those in content production and site development)
could just as easily be filled by people working from other areas of the
country. Recently expanded to include postings for several other American
cities, including New York and greater Los
Angeles. Puts many commercial sites to shame.
employers who post on this site tend to be more internet savvy.
listings limited outside of the Bay Area.
track of job openings
of the most effective ways of focusing your job search is to visit the
jobs pages of companies you're interested in working for. Many companies
no longer bother listing positions with employment agencies and web sites,
electing instead to save money by posting many openings on public areas
of their own sites. Because most pages change frequently, keeping up can
be time consuming.
There is a way around this however. Several free services will notify
you automatically every time the content of a web page changes. Spyonit.com
uses bots to monitor any page you select. Enter the URL
of the page you want spied on and you'll receive an alert by email, instant
message or fax any time the content is updated.
a Job at a Startup
known for the role it plays in helping Net startups find venture capital
and the series of boot camps it holds for
entrepreneurs, Garage.com recently began
posting jobs openings at some of the companies it helps launch.
Positions listed include plenty of executive level openings and middle
management slots as well as a fair number of openings for web developers
positions at (generally) well-funded and stable startups
minuses: listings limited in scope
employment: the online marketplace
to tons of media publicity and a well-designed auction system this employment
site is suddenly a real player in the freelance job market and one of
the year's hottest startups...
and employers love the site's openness and system of connecting job hunters
with job seekers...It doesn't hurt that the service is free, either....
of the pack and moving back
million dollars can buy a lot of things - a condo in midtown Manhattan,
an NBA forward with an attitude problem, even a Superbowl commercial and
lots of web site traffic.This big league employment portal is setting
it's sights on competitors like Monster.
think they'd do well to make sure their system is easy to use first
Jobs 2000 - full review
so much out there, the best job hunting strategy may be one that combines
the latest bot technology with a little brain
power. Put your own job bot on the case.
big players - dominating the online job hunt
venerable employment site has been around for a long time, more than long
enough to have established a reputation with the people that count - employers.
Some people feel the site may have grown too large to be truly useful.
(See Yahoo syndrome for more details on this phenomenon)
it's still worth your time.
entry level marketplace
college graduates and alumni know the secret employers have been on to
you're looking for an entry-level job or internship, you can't go wrong
with this employment portal targeting American colleges and universities.
is free for students at participating schools. Alumni may have to pay
for an annual subscription. Check
with your school for details.
But hey, so what? You
can deduct the cost from your first week's paycheck
Eligibility requirements screen applicants,
employers who find talent through jobtrak tend to stick with the service.
minuses: With some exceptions, most positions here
Calling all Tech jobs
are officially a Geek. Your dream job involves a cool workspace in San
Francisco's South-of-Market District or Orange
County and working on your laptop until the sun comes up.
site is popular with hi-tech employers, contractors, net start ups, and
other geeky types.
view from the inside - maybe
started a new job, only to find out during the course of the first week
that it wasn't ... er...let's be polite....exactly what you had pictured...?
site, formerly known as vaultreports, where employees post their opinions
about work conditions and company news, is a big hit with job seekers.
some reason, employers don't seem to like it very much. Go
searchable database of the top 150 technology companies in the Valley
hosted by SiliconValley.com
wonder if the grass might be greener on the other side of the, uh, Pacific?
AsiaWeek's rankings of top 1,000 Asian corporations
in Excel format is an itsy bit expensive at USD 395, but browsing the
listings on the magazine's web site is satisfyingly free.
and Bradstreet's extensive database of US corporations provides snapshots
of 900,000 American
This superb hypertext document
from University of Virginia Career Services
provides a concise overview of the entire interview process.
sections include preparation, conducting yourself, follow up, and sample
State Labor Law
Like many States, California has tough labor laws
which limit what an employer can ask of you. If you work in California
or do business with an employer based in the state, it's probably not
a bad idea to have at least a passing familiarity with these regulations.
company profiles indexed, cross-referenced and otherwise sorted in just
about every way imaginable.
Focusing Your Job Search
Although using employment sites as a starting point in your job hunt can
be productive, carefully focusing your search may be a more effective
method of landing the job you want.
doing some background research on the industry you'd like to be involved
in. Use directories like Yahoo, your local
newspaper and, of course, the netwebly
guide to find companies that sound promising.
the sites you find to do a little detective work.
These days you can tell a lot about a company by looking at it's web page
- much more than you'd ever be able to tell by looking at an ad in the
out the company's job listings.You
can often tell a great deal about what an employer is like to work for
by looking at the tone of the job area of their site. Once
you're satisfied that an employer meets your expectations - send 'em your
resume along with a nice note explaining your interest in the company.
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