Job Websites: Because Google Failed You

25 Mar

There are a ton of job websites out there. I know you’ve been to monster.com and careerbuilder.com. I’m going to go out a limb and say those aren’t the best places for you liberal artists. For once in your life, blindly searching the Google Goddess ain’t going to get you anywhere.

That doesn’t mean you should stop looking online. Just look in the right places.

Here’s a great start: One Day, One Job. The trick to this website run by an ’06 Cornell grad is that he doesn’t actually list job listings out. He starts thinking about employers, what they do, who they’re looking for, etc. And that yields a lot of companies you wouldn’t think to look into. He presents places that you would never find yourself.

Don’t just keep track of the daily posting. Look at the archives to see if there are particular companies that match your interests or location.

Go ahead, give ODOJ a spin and report back.

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3 Responses to “Job Websites: Because Google Failed You”

  1. Sarah April 2, 2010 at 7:30 pm #

    Why’d you have to go and spread the good word about this awesome website, Ryan? Psh. Now I have to share, and that was the one part of kindergarten that I bombed (I was a wizard at macaroni art, though).

    And it’s wise to stay away from careerbuilder.com and monster.com. I learned the hard way that jobs that sound too good to be true are just that. I applied to more scams than I care to admit. So, rather than fall victim to employers who are looking to suck you dry (like vampires, except not sexy) just stay away from them altogether.

    S-dawg OUT.

  2. Willy April 7, 2010 at 10:57 pm #

    Ryan, thanks for the shout out!

    Sarah, you have identified a problem that I am yet to overcome. It’s the perception of the “reverse network effect.” Job seekers think that sharing One Day, One Job hurts their chances of having the site help them get a job, but the opposite is actually true. The more readers that we have, the more quickly we’ll be able to grow the business. That means we can do more to help you. Maybe that means a separate ODOJ for your location or field, or more great sponsors who are offering lots of jobs.

    Maybe we just need better kindergarten teachers…

  3. Sarah April 8, 2010 at 12:12 am #

    Good point Willy; growth only helps you help us. Thanks for calling me out on my flippant joke–I certainly didn’t mean to add to your problem! For what it’s worth, I have been spreading the vocal word about ODOJ to my friends, because every great website is an asset in the job hunt, and I’m not a total selfish cow.

    So, on that note…

    ATTENTION INTERWEB. http://www.onedayonejob.com Do it now, tomorrow, and always. Huzzah.

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