A year ago, an old buddy of mine lost his job. I commiserated, but assumed, since he was a computer guy, that he was aware that many companies have abandoned the Sunday newspaper's job listing in favor of online sites. I was wrong; he wasted two months before catching on, two months I could have saved him if I'd just shared a simple piece of advice; job search online first.

Your local paper will have an online complement to its print want ads, so that would be a good place to start. Add the top ten national sites, which are, according to TopJobSites.com-

  1. Monster.com
  2. CareerBuilder.com
  3. HotJobs.com
  4. Guru.com
  5. Indeed.com
  6. Jobing.com
  7. Job.com
  8. Vault.com
  9. Jobster.com
  10. Simplyhired.com
And don't forget Craigslist.org. Although it's rife with fraudulent job ads, there are occasional nuggets in the dreck.
A reminder, though; as Tracey has wisely warned, posting too much personal info on a site risks identity theft. Use these sites to identify companies with openings, then deal directly with them.

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