June 25, 2022

How to Find Jobs Using a Job Search Engine

If you are  in the market for a new job, it’s time to take advantage of the job

search engine technology that can make finding that next opportunity

easier than ever before. There are tons of websites out there specifically

designed to connect candidates with employers, so you have no shortage

of options to choose from. But do all job search engines work equally well?

Let’s explore how to find jobs using a job search engine and see which one

might be best suited to help you land your next dream position.

Type of Jobs

Is It Seasonal? I began my career as an accountant, but that wasn’t a

great fit for me. I love finance and I loved working with spreadsheets—but

that kind of work is pretty much always available all year long, so it didn’t

feel like an adventure. To find new jobs more often and make it feel like I

was traveling, I started searching for work with seasonal fluctuations. That meant

looking for summer jobs instead of jobs in accounting, but there are plenty of

ways to track down these kinds of positions. Consider season-specific roles

like park ranger or camp counselor.

Job Type : You should also consider what kind of work you want to do.

Location is another factor: Do you want a job in New York City or in North Dakota?

There are plenty of jobs all over, but what kinds of jobs are available in different areas?

While your search, focus on companies and types of work that interest you most.

Use these questions as guides:

What skills would I like to use?

What kinds of environments would suit me best—big cities, suburbs, rural areas?

How much can I expect to make doing specific kinds of work?

What titles appeal most to me? Making choices about

what’s important is part of finding a good fit for your personality and personal preferences.

Skills Needed
To search for a job using an online job search engine, you must have computer skills.

However, if you are using a career counselor, he or she may do most of your

research for you. If you are doing it on your own, you will need access to high-speed

Internet and know how to use search engines. You also need strong organizational

skills and attention to detail because as many as 50 resumes could be returned when

you conduct your initial search. Organizing and tracking responses is very important

when searching for jobs online. Resumes should be updated and stored in an electronic

resume database such as CareerOneStop or ResumeBank at no cost. You can also create

free folders in your email address to store all correspondence related to each application.

Remember that employers receive hundreds of applications and they won’t waste time

writing a personal response unless they’re interested. Your goal is to get them interested

quickly so provide as much information about yourself as possible, within reason. Also

include links that showcase anything you think might make you stand out (such as

awards or special experience). It takes time to find job leads by searching online;

but once there are leads available they can save time by sending mass emails instead of writing individual emails.