How the Web Has Changed Job Searching

craigslistThe Internet has changed a lot of things over the last decade or two — including how we search for jobs. Sure, the basics are the same: Find an opening and apply for it. But the web has permanently altered the employment process. And with more than 1.2 million IT jobs lost this year, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, a lot of people are going to be using every tool they can get to find their next job.
While networking is (and has traditionally been) the best way to find a new job, the second-most effective tool is another type of networking: sites like LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter, according to a poll released today by placement firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas. Old-school employment search tricks like attending job fairs and reading newspaper classifieds got the lowest ratings. Here’s how the web is changing how we look for jobs. Read More about How the Web Has Changed Job Searching

Location Based Job Searching on Your iPhone With JobCompass

JobCompass is a new application on the iPhone that allows you to search through millions of jobs, locating and plotting them on a map in relation to your current position. It pulls vacancy information in real time, so new listings appear on a regular basis.

After pinpointing your location, JobCompass allows you to search for jobs by keyword, specifying the range from your current location which interests you (5, 10, 25, 50 or 100 mile radius). After finding a position which you seem well suited for, it’s simple to send an email to yourself with a link to the job description or, for those with quick fingers and enough patience, to open the listing in Safari and apply for the job straight away.

Read more about this app on TheAppleBlog.