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.

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:

  • 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)?

    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.

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    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