Looking for a job? There are a lot of resources on the web for job hunters, but here are some to get you started with your search.
1. Get LinkedIn.
Your network of contacts and their contacts is the best place to start looking for a job. Don't forget to add your certifications to your profile!
2. Be sure your resume is in top shape.
CareerBuilder offers a free resume review. They also offer resume writing services for a fee.
3. Start searching.
Career Builder, the largest online employment website in the U.S., displays open positions in multiple industries listed in newspapers and online.
Field Nation is a leading provider of independent field service technicians to the computer service industry. The site breaks out contracting jobs that require CompTIA certification.
CareerOneStop, the U.S. government-sponsored employment resource, offers online tools to connect job seekers and prospective employers in a variety of industries.
Dice. com is the leading career website for technology and engineering professionals in the United States.
Job Target operates job boards in multiple industries across the globe as part of its career search services.
Monster.com is an international job bank that includes multiple industries.
Thingamajob.com is a free resource, owned and operated by Allegis Group, the world's largest staffing firm, offers online employment tools to connect technical and administrative professionals with prospective employers.
4. Prepare for the interview.
Check out our articles on how to prepare for a job interview.
5. Be clear on what you will ask for.
Salary and benefits are a very important part of the job search process. For help with average salary, cost of living adjustments and benefit comparisons, visit Salary.com. Basic reports are free, but there is a charge for more detailed information.