Job-Hunting Online: A Guide to Job Listings, Message Boards, Research Sites, the UnderWeb, Counseling, Networking, Self-Assessment Tools, Niche Sites


Job-Hunting Online

  • ISBN13: 9781580088992
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The Internet can be an invaluable tool in any job hunt–but only when you know how to use it. Cowritten by career guru Richard Nelson Bolles and his son, nontraditional career expert Mark Emery Bolles, JOB-HUNTING ONLINE helps job seekers navigate the overwhelming amount of information available on the Internet to find the most useful sites and avoid common pitfalls. Filled with hundreds of annotated website recommendations and newly reorganized to follow the action… More >>

Job-Hunting Online: A Guide to Job Listings, Message Boards, Research Sites, the UnderWeb, Counseling, Networking, Self-Assessment Tools, Niche Sites

5 thoughts on “Job-Hunting Online: A Guide to Job Listings, Message Boards, Research Sites, the UnderWeb, Counseling, Networking, Self-Assessment Tools, Niche Sites”

  1. This book applies the “parachute method” (from the famous What Color is Your Parachute? books) to online job searching. Most of the links were up to date. I found it useful
    Rating: 4 / 5

  2. When I first became a career counselor in 1978, Richard Bolles What Color is Your Parachute was my first purchase. He continues to be one of my favorite authors regarding career exploration and seeking employment. This book is loaded with practical and valuable information on these subjects. A must read for anyone seeking employment!!
    Rating: 5 / 5

  3. This book provides the means and reasoning and all the skills to look for work and career moves online. It is easy to read and follow with access to testing and getting to your end goal. Either a job or a change of job and career excellent material.
    Rating: 5 / 5

  4. Job Hunting is a touchy subject these days, we all need all the help we can get in this economy! If you are looking for a job and are unsure of the online platform for searching for employment this is a good book to help you get your feet warm. Depending on your demographics this book may be advanced for you or if your like me it was a little, not to be snobby, unnecessary. I like using http://www.Hound.com to look for jobs because it has jobs only from employer websites and far more jobs than you will find on other job boards.
    Rating: 4 / 5

  5. While it has several good points, this book, like the companion book “What Color is Your Parachute”, suffers from a lack of understanding of how quickly things change on the Internet. This book (and the companion) still publishes the same tired source-of-hire data that has been around since about 2001. Up to 24% of jobs come from the NEWSPAPER? (That’s a statistic from SHRM in 1997, back when Netscape still dominated the Web browser war.) Every reliable source I’ve read since 2005 indicates that jobs are sourced through newspapers at around 3-5%.

    The author has numerous “best-picks” websites or articles that were published in 2002…while interesting, they were out of date. Blogs get a 1 paragraph mention, LinkedIn gets less than 1 page, and Facebook and Twitter aren’t even considered (and their respective job-source potentials are all growing). For a book published in 2008, it seems like it was just a rehash of the Parachute book from 2001 with a few new websites added here-and-there to make it seem current.

    Save your money. If you want to buy an online job search book, at least find one that is published in 2010 and doesn’t rely on 10-year-old statistics.
    Rating: 2 / 5

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