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Students, recent graduates and experienced professionals alike can turn to online job search websites to find new employment. Some sites offer resume preparation and other career services.

Typical costs:

  • Many basic services for job seekers are free on major job search sites including CareerBuilder.com[1] , SimplyHired.com[2] and Monster.com. More job search sites--including ones specialized by profession and by state as well as a comprehensive how-to guide to finding jobs online--can be found on nonprofit online job search resource Job-Hunt.org[3]
  • LinkedIn[4] has free job search features, including setting up automatic email notices to announce when positions in certain specialties or regions of the country are posted. The $19.95 a month "Job Seeker Basic" service lets people view details of who has viewed their profile and moves their name to the top of the "Featured Applicant" list sent to employers. The $49.95 a month "Job Seeker Plus" service does that also, as well as lets users get introduced to 25 companies and communicate with 10 LinkedIn professionals who are not currently a contact.
  • JibberJobber.com[5] lets people track companies, contacts and places where they have applied. Basic service is free to track up to 75 companies; with the $9.95 per month premium service[6] , an unlimited number of companies can be included. Monster.com offers a similar job application tracking service covering an unlimited number of applications for free.
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What should be included:
  • Make sure the site enables searches for jobs and career services by profession and city, as nonprofit online job search resource site Job-Hunt.org[7] does.
  • Some sites give information geared for other specialties. For instance, returning military veterans looking for civilian employment can check out Job-Hunt.org[8] .
Additional costs:
  • SalaryExpert.com[9] charges $29 for a customized salary report for individuals that are designed for use in salary negotiations and when evaluating job offers. Its 16-page report, based on government data, also contains resume writing help, salary negotiation tips and links to local newspapers' online employment sections. A report detailing average salaries at U.S. tax-exempt organizations cost $39. Reports for-profit firms are $89 and are based on executive salary surveys and statements filed with government regulators, according to the company. Monster.com also offers a free general salary report and, for $29.95, a personalized salary report that considers specific locations, company sizes and industries.
  • Some sites charge extra for resume writing and other assistance. Monster.com[10] , for example, charges $299.95 to prepare a resume and cover letter for entry level, professional and mid-career job seekers that is ready to distribute in three formats--via conventional paper, for display on social media sites such as LinkedIn[11] and upload-ready to email and or submit online directly to potential employers. CareerBuilder.com[12] also prepares resumes, with prices ranging from $179 for students with 0-2 years of experience and $229 for mid-career job seekers with up to four years' experience to $279.00 for top-level executives. Monster.com charges an additional $69.95 to prepare first drafts of resumes in one day, rather than the regular 2-to-3 day turnaround. CareerBuilder.com charges $50 additional for a 24-hour rush completion rather than the usual seven day turnaround.
  • CareerBuilder.com charges $75 to highlight[13] a candidate's resume on its site and report back how many people from which firms have viewed it. TheLadders.com[14] offers free basic membership, but charges $35 per month for premium services including a free resume critique and the ability to search for jobs.
Discounts:
  • CareerBuilder.com may award a 20% on resume preparation fees to customers who call their toll free line, 877-266-5961.
Shopping for online job hunting:
  • Mega-sites including Monster.com and Craigslist carry thousands of job postings from around the country, but also attract so many applicants that online job seekers should not rely on them exclusively to find work, according to U.S. News & World Report[15] .
  • Look for jobs on specialized websites and check out websites of national or regional professional groups. Jobs listed there might not appear on national job boards, according to CareerBuilder.com[16] .
  • Specialized employment search sites focus on everything from jobs in the green industry and academia to engineering and banking. Job-hunt.org[17] has links to specialized job sites, both by state and by specialty.
  • Federal and local government jobs can be found on the government's site, with specialized information for military veterans, recent college graduates, older workers and people with disabilities.
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External Resources:
  1.  www.careerbuilder.com/
  2.  www.simplyhired.com/job-search/
  3.  www.job-hunt.org/
  4.  //www.linkedin.com/reg/join?trk=whatis_join
  5.  jobhunt.jibberjobber.com/login.php
  6.  www.jibberjobber.com/static.php?page=premium_features
  7.  www.job-hunt.org/jobs/states.shtml
  8.  www.job-hunt.org/veterans-job-search/veteran-friendly-employers.shtml
  9.  www.salaryexpert.com/index.cfm?FuseAction=Main.Premium_Salary_Reports
  10.  monsterres.careerperfect.com/content/store/midcareer/?msource=mons-exp-doormat_2.2011&s...
  11.  //www.linkedin.com/reg/join?trk=whatis_join
  12.  www.careerbuilder.com
  13.  www.careerbuilder.com/JobSeeker/products/resumeupgrade.aspx?cblid=scprujst1&sc_cmp2=JS_...
  14.  www.theladders.com/
  15.  www.usnews.com/usnews/biztech/articles/060317/17career_websites_3.htm
  16.  www.careerbuilder.com/Article/CB-703-Job-Search-Top-10-Online-Job-Search-Tips/
  17.  www.job-hunt.org/jobs/states.shtml
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