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On The Net

Web sites help match job seekers, employers

In this story: 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

TV Jobs

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

career city

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 college president?

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 site.

High-tech jobs

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 unlimited listings.

Don't call us; we'll call you

monster board

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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