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3 Different Ways to Find a Job Online

Updated: Aug 20, 2020

There are several different ways to search for a job online. It can be a bit of a minefield though, so here's a quick guide to help you to make sense of it all and save you hours of wasted time.

Job Boards.

These tend to be industry / sector specific and are therefore more tailored to your chosen career move. They feature job ads from companies, organisations and recruitment agencies. These job ads can be original to the site, but duplicates can end up on search engines and portals. You can usually upload your CV and apply for jobs directly. Many also have the option for recruiters to see your CV too.

Examples: Charity Jobs, Caterer

Job Search Engines.

These usually collect job ads from lots of different job boards and you can end up with thousands of ads to sift through. However, some of the filtering functions are great and can help you narrow down your search. Beware of lots of agency job ads though - some of which may not be legitimate (they have been listed just to encourage clients to sign up with them).

Examples: Total Jobs, Zoek

Social networks.

These include LinkedIn, Facebook and even Twitter and they're now the job hunting choice of many professionals. LinkedIn claims to help thousands of people get new jobs and it’s estimated that 94% of employers now advertise vacancies on social media. However, if you do use these platforms and interact through them, then make sure that your own accounts are either squeaky clean, set as private or don't use your real full name!

For further professional help with hunting for a job online download our comprehensive e-guide:

GTJ! UK E-GUIDE #1: 'How to Find a job Online'

This detailed guide includes links to all of the UK's top job search engines and job ad boards as well as links to numerous industry specific sites. We've also provided a write-up of each one with the pros and cons and things to look out for.

You'll also have access to a huge list of our expert tips and tricks that will help you to use all of these job hunting sites to your best advantage!


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