|Information about Ad Guideís College Recruiter Employment Site was hard to find. The site claims it is used by candidates who are seeking part-time jobs and full-time career opportunities, and employers who are looking for entry level or experienced employees, as well as job hunters and employment seeking students, graduates and recent grads of high schools, technical schools, vocational schools, community colleges, colleges and universities.|
They do not run just job postings on the site. Instead, for most of their customers they create full page display ads, such as logo and text describing the organization and the types of positions they have available in one or more of their locations, and guarantee that every ad will be seen by over 14,000 job seekers. Ad cost for the employer varies depending on the type of ad.
Although not as visually appealing as the other sites, the site offered complete information about its services. When I attempted a job search, however, the listings were not very closely related to the field I submitted. The ads I found were very flowery and read more like a sales pitch than a job description. I didnít feel very trusting of the information they listed and would not use this site in a future job search. Review provided courtesy of Lori P. (Spring, 1999).
|Americaís Job Bank||http://www.ajb.dni.us/|
|Americaís Job Bank is a partnership between the United States Department of Labor and the state operated public Employment Service. Job openings and resumes found in Americaís Job Bank are available on computer systems in public libraries, college and universities, high school, shopping malls, transition offices on military bases worldwide and other places of public access.|
There is no charge to either employers who list their job vacancies or to job seekers who use Americaís Job Bank to locate employment. The services provide by Americaís Job Bank and each stateís employment service program are funded through unemployment insurance taxes paid by employers.
I like this site and use it frequently because, once you understand the set-up, it is easy to navigate. It also offers a wide variety of postings all across the country. However, when I first began using it, I became frustrated with the mulitple menus. Because I look for jobs in a specialized field, such as public relations, I had to broaden my search under media. The other major downfall, in my opinion, is that some of the job listings are incomplete. Ideally, I would like for all of the listings to include pay rates, a detailed job description, and company background for each listing. Review provided courtesy of Lori P. (Spring, 1999).
|Best Jobs USA||http://www.bestjobsusa.com|
|This site froze every time I tried to use it. I even tried different computer labs. I am very disappointed because it contains information I know would be very useful, such as best places to live, salary information, and helpful job search information. The site is designed to be very user-friendly and is very professional-looking. Review provided courtesy of Lori P. (Spring, 1999).|
|I could not find the official sponsor of the site, but believe that it is affiliated with Microsoft. It seems to be a commerical site that allows job seekers, like myself, to search for employment opportunities across the U.S. on the Web.|
The job search provided between five and ten job listings, depending upon the region I selected. The quality of the job description varied between postings. Most job postings provided a brief statement about the objectives and purpose of the company, expectations of the employer, and contact information for those interested in the job.
Although the site was easy to navigate, I did not like the look of it. In several places on the home page, icons were flashing, moving or changing colors. I thought this was distracting. Also, I did not like that it did not include any job search tips or resume and letter writing help. The site does not seem to have much to offer outside of jobs. Review provided courtesy of Lori P. (Spring, 1999).
|I was not very impressed with the job search available to people on Career Mosaicís web site. It is very specific, and I found that it is difficult to find matches to jobs, companies, cities, and states at the same time. However, the information it provides on different employers is wonderful and very in-depth. If you are researching a specific company, this is the place to go, and within some of these listings there are additional job searches. You can post you resume on Career Mosaic for free for employers to see. The sponsor of this site is Career Mosaic, and it also offers a college connection and a career resource center for additional information for the visitors. Review provided courtesy of Elizabeth B. (Spring, 1999).|
|CareerPath.com is for both employers and employees who are searching to fill a job vacancy. This site is a search engine to help visitors browse different sites based on their search word, and provides links to pages that match what they are seeking. Some of its options are finding a job, posting a resume, and giving company profiles. You can do searches according to your specialty area in your ideal state. Infoseek is the sponsor of the site, and I would not consider it a very credible source because of the following statement found at the bottom of one of the pages, "Infoseek is not and cannot be held responsible for the accuracy, copyright compliance, legality or decency of material contained in sites listed in our search results." There is no fee for Infoseek, but if you visit some of the links, there may be charges specific to their services. Review provided courtesy of Elizabeth B. (Spring, 1999).|
The site is very attractive and easy to navigate. It provides useful links to employers to allow research of the company. The job search menu is specialized by job category, industry and location, which is important to me as a job seeker.
The downfall of this site is that the information is somewhat limited. It is basically a search engine for jobs. I chose to search jobs by newspaper classifieds, and was allowed to select up to ten newspapers. Out of the ones I selected, only one resulted in a job match, even when choosing major newspapers such as the Chicago Tribune and the New York Times. I became frustrated with the job search option on this site. Review provided courtesy of Lori P. (Spring, 1999).
|On Career Web, you can find and respond to job listings that match a keyword search. I really liked the job postings that were given. They gave much information, and even provided supplemental information about the company. I did not like that fact that the only reference to contact was an e-mail address. However, this was the only drawback I found to this site. Lists of employers in alphabetical order are provided that have immediate job openings. When you click on a company, you get detailed company information, the opportunity to visit their homepage, career opportunities and a place to submit your resume to the company for free. This could be very helpful especially if you are interested in a specific company. You can create a resume and keep it on file for 90 days for free, and then for longer if you wish. This site is owned by Career Web, and is funded by employers that post their job listings for $160.00 per 60 days. Review provided courtesy of Elizabeth B. (Spring, 1999).|
|Ncbuy.com is sponsored by NetCent Communications, an Internet-based content provider and marketing firm.
The site is easy to navigate and offers a specialized job search. Once information about location and industry is entered, job listings are shown. The job descriptions were lengthy and specific, and thorough contact information was provided. The listing also included the number of hours and a salary range. The supplementary links and resume software would be very useful to consumers. This was my favorite aspect about this site. There was nothing specific that I did not like about this site. Review provided courtesy of Lori P. (Spring, 1999).|
|College Grad Job Hunter||http://www.collegegrad.com/|
|This web site was my favorite of all the job searches that I found. It is full of very helpful information especially written and posted for college students or people doing job searches for the first time. It gives you ample information on preparing for jobs and interviews. You can view job postings for intern positions, entry-level positions, experienced positions and many more. To view these postings, you can look at ones that match your keyword or you can view all of them at once. It tells you everything you need to know about resumes from what you need to get started all the way to how to post it on the Internet. It also tells all about interviews. What to do before, during, after, how to compare salaries, evaluate benefits, and what to do when you donít get an offer. The site is free to all visitors, and is funded by people who post their banner ad on this site for $20.00/CPM or pages that are available for $200.00-$2000.00 per month. I really, really liked this site because of its detail and simplicity to read. I would recommend it to any new job searcher. Review provided courtesy of Elizabeth B. (Spring, 1999).|
|Hot Jobs has a very vague search that uses keywords, job types, regions, and companies. This search did not give many matches, and the matches given were not as detailed and as full of information as other job listings. However, I was very impressed with the searches done only by state or job type. You can get listings that are currently available in that state or field of study. This saves a lot of time, and is great for people unsure of what they exactly want to do. It is a free service that is owned by Hot Jobs and sponsored by: Yahoo, Booz- Allen & Hamilton, Kraft, and RPM Consulting. Review provided courtesy of Elizabeth B. (Spring, 1999).|
Hot Jobs is an Internet-based commercial employment site for experienced professionals and does not allow headhunters or contract employment agencies to use the system. Account membership is free by completing a small registration form, including name, e-mail address, and a password.
The site offers many creative features. One is a job shopping cart, which allows users to store jobs found in a search until a later date. Another is a tracking system that counts the number of hits by potential employers on a memberís resume.
The job search produced more than 20 listings for public relations. Each listing provided a detailed job description, specific requirements, and why it would be good to work for the company. It included benefits, which included flex time, insurance, 401K, on-site child care and tuition reimbursement. Those interested could submit an application online. Review provided courtesy of Lori P. (Spring, 1999).
|Job Bank USA||http://www.jobbankusa.com/|
|JobBank USA is an informational Web site for job candidates and employers. It allows itís visitors whom are seeking employment to be matched up with job listings after they fill in their field of interest, company of interest, or desired location. Links are provided according to what the visitor desires in a job. Job searches can also be done with key word searches, and matches are made giving descriptions of the job openings along with contact numbers. Job Bank is the owner of the site. You may also build and submit resumes to Job Bank USAís Resume Database for free. There is no fee for searching and being shown job listings, however, if the visitor wishes to deliver his/her resume directly to the hiring managers and department managers of chosen fields and locations on the Resume Broadcaster, there is a $59.00 charge. This site was extremely slow, and because of that it was very frustrating. Review provided courtesy of Elizabeth B. (Spring, 1999).|
|The Job Board||http://www.thejobboard.com/|
|The Job Board is created by job seekers and was originated by a person who grew frustrated with trying to find a job on the Internet. This site is very primative. I chose to browse jobs by city and state, only to find that Illinois, Massachusetts and Texas were the only states will job listings, and each of them only had a few postings. None of them were related to my field. When I attempted a job search and browsed through the job titles menu, I found that the careers were not listed in alphabetical order. This was very frustrating. Also, most of the jobs available were related to the technical field. I did not like this site and would not use it to look for a job. Review provided courtesy of Lori P. (Spring, 1999).|
|Job Options is a wonderful site full of different information for both the employer and employee seeking to fill vacant positions, or to get information. This site has a great job search that matches you and your career interest with similar job postings. It also contains a very detailed search of many different employers that are listed alphabetically. When you click on a certain employer, you go to their information page. You can post your resume for free at Job Options, and it also gives much miscellaneous information that relate with jobs such as: salary information, interviewing information, continuing education information, etc. Job Options is the sponsor of this site, and it is funded by the price that the employers pay to post and access. They pay anywhere from $150.00 per ad for 60 days to $5,370.00 per year for unlimited access. There is no price for employees looking at the site or the postings. Review provided courtesy of Elizabeth B. (Spring, 1999).|
JobOptions is an online employment recruiting service implemented in 1991. Originally known as AdNet, and then as E.span, the service is based out of Indianapolis. It was difficult finding further information about the company. Otherwise, this site is user friendly and contains links to job information as well as other useful Web sites. My initial job search in any state in the U.S. and in public relations produced 119 job postings. When I tailored my search by using key words, I found more specific postings. I checked into one of them to read the job description. Although the initial text sounded more like a sales pitch, the listing was very specific and included numerous job responsibilities, each one being detailed. Review provided courtesy of Lori P. (Spring, 1999).
|Online Career Center||http://www.occ.com/|
|This site is an outgrowth of Monster.com and TMP Worldwide. The job search was very efficient. It provided nearly 700 job listings for public relations, a very detailed job description, qualities the candidate must have, location, and a statement similar to a mission statement from the company who was searching for an employee. The job searcher could apply online or link to the companyís Web site. Review provided courtesy of Lori P. (Spring, 1999).|
|Quality today is a site that is funded by employers that use its services to market their advertisements for $10.00 per day or $120.00 per year. This site gives you a list of company names with their description and a link to their web site. It would be useful if any of the listed jobs are what you are looking for. For me, however, it was not helpful. It did not have a good variety of jobs. There is no fee to use this site, and they will post your resume for free. This site lacks substance- it is too vague for the majority of job seeking individuals. Review provided courtesy of Elizabeth B. (Spring, 1999).|
|The Resume Factory||http://www.resumefactory.com/|
|The Resume Factory is a free service that allows visitors to submit their resumes and matches them to different job listings. You create your resume by filling in appropriate spaces provided by the Web site. It also gives job listings depending on the area you are searching for a job in. It is helpful because it gives you the job descriptions with names and numbers of contact people. If you want your resume sent out to employers, there are additional fees. This site has many links to other Web sites relating to resumes. The sponsors of this site are as follows: American Salon, $40.00 California, Chiropractor, Cemetery Plots Online, and MFC, C++ Windows Programming Services. Review provided courtesy of Elizabeth B. (Spring, 1999).|
|Wall Street Journal||http://careers.wsj.com/|
|The site is an outgrowth of the Wall Street Journal. The links are all available free of charge, but the site offers a subscription that includes The Wall Street Journal Interactive Edition and Barron's Online. An annual subscription costs $29 with proof of your print subscription to any edition of The Wall Street Journal or Barron's and $59 for nonprint subscribers.|
There are many useful and informative links that provide advice for on-the-job issues. The set-up is easy to use, and the articles are interesting and well-written. The job search information produced several job listings. However, I thought the job functions were limiting, especially because I am searching for a job in a field that is not as broad as accounting, business, or education. The jobs produced for my search were also only in very large cities, such as New York or Atlanta. I would prefer to work in a large city, but not as major of a city as those listed. I would be interested in learning if, in other fields, the site provides listings in smaller cities. Review provided courtesy of Lori P. (Spring, 1999).