/ Asked by Patrick
I am overwhelmed with the amount of job boards out there on the internet. There are just so many to choose from. What are some of the major ones that you post your openings on or monitor regularly?
Answered by Stephanie, Hiring Expert at AT&T Inc., on Wednesday, January 8, 2014
It’s a great question, and it’s understandable if it seems similar to booking travel and feeling like you have to search 5 different travel sites to get what you’re looking for. Fortunately for job seekers, though, many companies have systems in place that automatically post every opening to all of the major job boards. With AT&T you won’t find one set of jobs at Monster and a different set at CareerBuilder. All of our jobs are on both of those plus other major job boards, too. For the job seeker it comes down to deciding which job site has the features you like most. Which ones allow you to save searches? Which ones will contact you when a new posting matches your qualifications? Finally, regardless of the job site, they all drive the job seeker to the same place – our internal application system. So it doesn’t matter which entry point leads you to the application on the AT&T website, in the end we’ll get the application all the same. We don’t give preferential treatment to applications originating from one site over another.
Answered by Jennifer, Hiring Expert at Verizon, on Friday, January 10, 2014
In addition to searching on the general career websites or aggregator sites, you can also try to narrow down your search by looking at specialty sites that are tailored for professional societies or jobs in your particular industry.  This may save you time by providing you with only the most relevant openings in your area.
Answered by Steve, Hiring Expert at Caterpillar Inc., on Friday, January 10, 2014
The top job boards that most companies post to, in addition to their own web sites, are Monster, Careerbuilder, and LinkedIn.  The most effective way to search for job postings, however, is to use Indeed.com or SimplyHired.com.  These sites 'scrape' job postings from all of the major web sites, including company web sites.  In other words, you can go to these sites to search all of the major job boards.  In addition, LinkedIn can be a valuable networking and research tool.  Here you can connect with people at the companies you are targeting and learn about those companies and what they have to offer. 
Answered by Nicole, Hiring Expert at ManpowerGroup, on Friday, January 17, 2014
One of the benefits of the Internet is the wide variety of job sites that are available however it can be overwhelming as you are finding. A way to have the job boards do the work for you is to set up a job search agent. You can have the job agent send you notifications when a matching job is found based on your specified criteria. Instead of having to regularly visit career sites to look for new jobs, you simply can visit once set up an agent. Enter your job search criteria and you will begin to receive emails from these sites notifying you of new jobs matching your criteria. You can even decide how often you wished to be notified; for example, daily, every 3 or 7 days. I would recommend daily so you know when a new job is posted and can be one of the first applicants to apply. The downside is you will receive a lot of emails.
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