Modern Online Career Portals The One-Stop Shop
By: Heather Eagar
In the not-so-recent-past, job seekers
had to spend hours upon hours walking around
visiting companies and career consultants hoping
to get a good job. They had to pour over
newspapers and job listings for hours and then
call up every prospective employer to ask for an
appointment. But the advent of the Internet has
changed all that. Now one of the most effective
and efficient ways to look for a job is by using
online career services. Unlike days past, the new
online job services offer comprehensive advice
concerning interviews, resume writing, and even
career coaching all at reasonable prices, and
some services are free of charge.Is there a 'help' function contact email or otherwise?
Does the service offer career coaching (it is hard to fake this)?
Is there sufficient information on the site (a dearth of information suggests a scam)?
Online Career Sites - Job Searching Made Simple
Online career sites started out small but with
time they have become bigger and better, and
offer more value-added services. With online
career services, you have a rich repository of
career-related information at your fingertips
24/7. Using an online job service is very
efficient. Instead of having to go to several
different sources for career-related information
and help, you can find everything you need in one place.
Is The Online Career Site Reputable?
We've all heard of job-related scams, so it pays
to be careful. Scammers create false vacancies
and post them with the intention of getting
personal information about candidates and later
misusing it. If you follow certain practices
while using an online career service, you will be
secure. To verify that an online career service
will do what they say they will, ask yourself the following questions:
You can also verify the reliability of an online
career service from sources like the Better Business Bureau.
A reputable online career service offers lots of
features and information upfront. A good site
will include lots of free articles, resume
writing help and career coaching available. In
addition, they will offer free tools and
assessments for job seekers to use on their own before seeking live help.
Gone are the days when a career site only allowed
job seekers to post their resumes and search
available vacancies. Today's career sites are
comprehensive tools, offering complete career
management, planning and consulting.
© 2007 Heather Eagar. All Rights Reserved.
About the Author:
Recognized as a leading expert in the employment search industry,
Heather Eagar is passionate about providing working professionals
with up-to-date, reliable and effective job search tools and
information. Heather has succeeded in creating the Ultimate Job Search