Finding a Job on the Internet

Here's the basic information you need to know as a job seeker in today's internet-based job market. There are three things you need to apply for a job on the internet. They are:

  • an electronic copy of your resume
  • an email account
  • websites where you can find job postings and apply for them

Your Resume

Your resume is a simple document showing your contact information, your work history, your educational background and other qualifications for a job. See the Resume Worksheet to help you organize the information you will need to include in your resume. In today's job market, the jobseeker needs a resume in an electronic format to send to employers via email in addition to a paper copy. If you already have your resume in an electronic format such as on a disc or other electronic storage medium, find someone you trust to take a look and help fine tune it before you send it out. If not, the next step is to create a resume on a computer using Microsoft Word or another word processing program. Once you've completed your document, remember to save your resume on a disc or flash drive!

Your Email Account

You will need your own email account to apply for jobs on line and for employers to contact you regarding jobs. Sometimes you will send your resume to employers using your email account. There are free email services where you can obtain an email account. You can sign up for a free Yahoo email account at http://mail.yahoo.com. Others are http://hotmail.com and http://www.gmail.com. One of the most comprehensive listings of free email providers can be found at the Free EMail Address Directory (www.emailaddresses.com). This site lists and evaluates hundreds of free email services.

Helpful Hints

Remember to write down your email address and password and keep it simple. Your address and password will probably be case sensitive. We suggest using only lower case letters, unless capital letters are required.

Job Websites

Once you have your email account and your electronic version of your resume, you are ready to apply for jobs. Here is a sample list of job websites to get you started. Give them a try!

General Job Websites

  • Indeed - www.indeed.com
    Search results from hundreds of job boards and company websites
  • Career Builder - www.careerbuilder.com
    Classified sections of more than 150 U. S. newspapers and over 1,000 partner company websites
  • Glassdoor.com - http://www.glassdoor.com/index.htm
    Job boards along with information on companies, industries, and careers
  • Best Jobs USA - www.bestjobsusa.com
    Search jobs by career, by employer or by location
  • Employment Guide - www.employmentguide.com
    Job search that includes work-at-home opportunities
  • Snag A Job - www.SnagAJob.com
    Part-time and full-time hourly jobs, mainly entry level for teens, college students, retirees and others in retail, foodservice, entertainment, customer service and more
  • GrooveJob - www.groovejob.com
    Part-time jobs for teens and students
  • Monster - www.monster.com
    More than 800,00 job listings, career information and advice
  • RetirementJobs.com - http://retirementjobs.com/
    For job seekers at or nearing retirement
  • The Black Collegian Online - www.black-collegian.com
    Career advice, resume management and job search tools for students of color
  • Overseas.com - http://www.overseasjobs.com/
    Jobs overseas and information about international living
  • Nonprofit Jobs in the United States - www.idealist.org
    Careers and jobs in the nation's nonprofit sector
  • NAC Summer Camp Staff Placement - www.summercamp.org/index2.html
    Students and educators find a camp job for the summer
  • Jobster - www.jobster.com
    Job-networking site with job postings, resume tools and personal networking
  • Jobs@PHL Airport - www.phljobportal.org
    Your one stop for job opportunities at Philadelphia International Airport.

Government Job Websites

  • City of Philadelphia - www.phila.gov/personnel
    Employment opportunities with the City of Philadelphia
  • State of Pennsylvania - www.scsc.state.pa.us
    Civil service opportunities with the state of Pennsylvania
  • USAJobs - www.usajobs.gov
    U. S. Federal Government's site with information about the federal hiring process, federal jobs and storing a resume on the site.