February 20, 2011 - There’s never been a better time for those looking to change positions or who need job listings to find a new career.
With a worldwide recession crawling along into its third year, it may not exactly be easy to land a job these days, but for those looking – and in some cases, specific industries have seen job growth in recent months – the technological tools available for the search have never been better.
It used to be that the only place to see job listings was in the local newspaper. But that posed two problems. First, the employer had to pay to put an ad in the paper in order to advertise a position. Many employers don’t pay to advertise positions and therefore many positions go un advertised in local newspapers.
Second, you have to go out to a store and buy the whole newspaper just to browse through a handful of ads that may or may not be relevant to your job skills.
Enter the Internet. Employment sites offering job listings have popped all over the World Wide Web. Careerbuilder.com, Monster.com and others have stolen the job listing market share from newspapers and laid it squarely at your fingertips.
But those employers still pay to advertise their job listings, right? That is correct; however, instead of paying top dollar for one single ad to run in a limited number of newspapers, the advertiser buys a bulk of cheaper ads that run on the Internet in various categories that ensure deeper exposure.
Another option is Craigslist. The online classifieds community revolutionized the marketplace and is a force to be reckoned with in the job listing world. Many larger companies – and the list is growing – are using Craigslist for job listings because the site has become synonymous with online advertising.
For those who need to find job listings, the options available with the ease of clicking a button are nearly endless on the Internet.
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There’s never been a better time for those looking to change positions or who need job listings to find a new career.