On The Net
Web sites help match job seekers, employers
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April 7, 1997
Web posted at: 5:37 p.m. EDT (2137 GMT)
From Correspondent Lori Waffenschmidt
(CNN) -- With every graduation season, a flood of new job
seekers joins those already hitting the pavement and scanning
the classifieds for employment.
But some job hunters -- and head hunters -- think they've
found a better way to seed through all the possibilities.
They do it online.
On the air
Say you're looking for a job in television. Broadcast
Employment Services' TV Jobs site (www.tvjobs.com) offers
both aspiring anchors and eager employers a chance to find
out about available positions. Jobs can range from intern to
children's talk show host.
The listings are free, and they're frequently updated.
An interesting feature: a cost of living comparison to
determine if you'd be making more money by taking the job in
Detroit or the one in Daytona Beach.
Job search tips
In the real world, getting hired involves more than just what
you know. CareerCity (careercity.com) goes beyond job
listings, providing plenty of tips on walking the walk and
talking the talk.
Tips include body language during an interview ... and
explaining to a prospective boss why you were fired from your
last job. The site also hosts a resume file and features job-
hunting feature articles.
The halls of Academe
Need to scan the landscape for a high-powered position like
Check it out in Academe This Week (chronicle.merit.edu/.ads/.links.html) from the Chronicle of High Education.
There are plenty of other listings for teaching and research
jobs. The Chronicle of Higher Education, however, is a
subscription-only service. Instructions are provided on the
SelectJOBS (www.selectjobs.com) helps employers in search of
a few good techies.
The site is geared to high-tech talent. Job seekers can post
resumes here for free, while companies pay $250 month for
Don't call us; we'll call you
The Monster Board (www.monster.com) uses an agent -- a type
of smart software -- to search huge amounts of information
for employers. The agent's name? Jobba the Hunt.
The site's Resume City has about 70,000 job-seekers on file.
Employers pay a hefty $6,900 a year for the service.
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