On-line job searches

Searching for jobs online will generally plays an important role in your job search journey. With this approach you are responding to advertised vacancies. Searching on-line takes effort and time so it’s important to know where the vacancies for your preferred role can be found.

Here’s a summary of the different types of websites available:

Employers Websites

If you would like to work for a specific company you should take a look at their website for details of any vacancies or to find out the names of the people you can contact to introduce yourself. Often you can find the contact information on how to send an speculative application to work for the company without responding to a specific vacancy announcement.

Recruitment Agency Websites

Recruitment agencies usually list their client’s vacancies on their websites. Build a relationship with the recruiter to learn more about the sector and company, if you have a preferred one in mind.

Job Search Engines

Job search engines are the quickest and easiest way to find job vacancies online. They gather lists of jobs from many of the big job sites, employers, and recruitment agencies and they allow you to search all the jobs in their lists using a single search. This is much quicker than going to all the individual job websites and performing searches yourself. The job search engines usually have the biggest selection of job vacancies. They link you to the job vacancy on the job board, agency or employers website.

Job Boards

Job boards are websites that specialise in job vacancy advertising. They display jobs from many employers and recruitment agencies. The big job boards have vacancies in all sectors and industries, whilst other job boards are dedicated to a particular niche area. When applying for a vacancy on a job board, you will normally have to upload your CV. It is important to check the terms and conditions whilst applying because some job boards may allow other recruitment agencies and employers to view your CV after you have applied for a job.

Online Versions of Print Media

Print media often have online editions of the local, national, and industry newspapers and magazines. These tend to have less job vacancies than the job boards - especially for local or niche industry publications. National publications often focus on high-end corporate vacancies.