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Online Job Sites You've Probably Overlooked

Updated on December 08, 2014
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Effective Job Search Tools

  • There are hundreds of places to look for work and probably hundreds of job-search related search engines on the Internet.Two that gather all jobs listed online and update regularly are and Another place to look is at my complete review of the major job search engines at the link below.
  • Many job search sites, including corporate web pages, supply free templates for writing your online resume - just fill in the blanks and click a button. Some sites will help you distribute your resume to other job search engines so that employers can look at it when they search online resumes to fill a particular job. Some even provide a free webpage to display your resume, with a hyperlink you can give to employers. Many of the best job search engines are listed below. Some are great, but you may not have heard of them yet.

Internet Job Search Engines

There are hundreds of Internet-based job search engines. Some of the most outstanding are listed below. To begin using these engines, see the full review of leading entities at : Job Search Engines: Full Listings & Review

Internet job search is only part of the employment solution, but it is a good start.
Internet job search is only part of the employment solution, but it is a good start.

Directory of Jobs Sites

Here is a directory to use to find jobs in American cities and around the world: Craigslist.

Begin with the following "communities" link and choose a city. Click on the job entries.

You can even post your resume. Don't limit yourself to your own hometown -There are jobs in tons of cities wherein you can telecommute if you're into computer based work. Craigslist is full of other information and opportunities as well!

  • Craigslist
  • VAULT : -- Another great Job Board online with a lot of extra features.
  • COOL WORKS This is another great one! Adventure jobs, overseas jobs, and seasonal or permanent employment. Work on a river boat, a cruise ship, in an adventure camp, or in any of the many other non-traditional places around the world.
  • In the U.K.:
  • In Australia & N.Z.:

Additional Effective Sites:

  • INDEED - between these first two search engines, you can find the jobs listed at all the others for the past 30 days.
  • JUJU
  • Careers in Sciences
  • Great for hourly and entrance-level jobs.
  • America's Job Bank
  • Federal Job Search:


Many Internet job search engines are very specialized engines that look for data about specific industries, like sales, IT, culinary, hospitality, etc. Below are some other general job search engines, along with a sample of the job search engines dedicated to a specific type of occupation or industry.

  • Jobster
  • Job Web
  • Career Board
  • FlipDog
  • Hotel Jobs
  • Sales Jobs
  • Tech Jobs

Translation jobs

Online Groups to Join

LinkedIn Discussion Groups

  • Review groups at - Basic (free) and Premium memberships available.


  • eLearning jobs
  • IT jobs
  • Work at Home
  • Archeaology
  • There are thousands of YahooGroups related to job search and job listings. Go to and do a search.

Google Groups

MSN Groups

Job Listings of all kinds at these two sites:

Another Internet job search method is to select any of the major search engines and type your desired job into the search box. For example, go to and search for "elementary school teaching jobs" or "auto mechanic jobs" or "executive director jobs." This will bring up a list of results that includes jobs in specific locations and job search engines that have such positions listed. Try it for the job that you want!


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    • RonPrice profile image

      RonPrice 9 years ago from George Town

      You Hubbers may find the story of my 4000 job applications useful--so here it is!



      JOB HUNTING 1961-2003

      The information and details in my resume, a resume I no longer use in the job-hunting world, should help anyone wanting to know something about my personal and professional background, my writing and my life. This resume might be useful for the few who want to assess my suitability for some advertised or unadvertised employment position which, I must emphasize again, I never apply for anymore. I stopped applying for full-time jobs six years ago in 2001 and part-time ones in 2003. I also left the world of volunteer activity, except for work in one international organization, claiming as it does to be the newest of the world's great religions of history, the Baha’i Faith, two years ago. The age of 63, then, sees me self-employed as a writer-poet. I gradually came to this role in the years after I left full-time employment in 1999, eight years ago.

      Not being occupied with earning a living and giving myself to 60 hours a week in a job and many other hours to community activity marked a turning point for me so that I could devote my time to a much more extensive involvement in writing. Writing is for most of its votaries a solitary, hopefully stimulating but not always pleasurable leisure-time-part-time-full-time pursuit. In my case in these early years of my late adulthood, writing is full-time about 60 hours a week.1 I have replaced paid employment and activity with people in community with a form of work which is also a form of leisure, namely, writing and reading.

      Inevitably the style of one's writing and what one reads is a reflection of the person, their experience and their philosophy. On occasion, I set out this experience, this resume, in an attachment to this brief essay, this introductory statement on the history of my job application process.2 If, as Carl Jung writes, we are what we do, then some of what I was could and can be found in that attachment. That document may seem over-the-top as they say these days since it now goes on for more than 20 pages, but for nearly half a century of various forms of employment, years in the professional and not-so-professional job world produced a great pile of stuff/things. As I say, I make it available to readers of this account, when appropriate, and I update it to include many of the writing projects I have taken on during these first years of my retirement from full-time, part-time and volunteer activity.

      The resume has always been the piece of writing, the statement, the document, the entry ticket which has opened up the possibilities of another adventure, another pioneering move to another town, another state or country, another location, work in another organization, another portion of my life. I'm sure that will also be the case in the years of my late adulthood(60-80) and old age(80++) should, for some reason, movement to yet another place or, indeed, from place to place be necessary or desired. But this seems unlikely as I go through these early years of late adulthood and head into the last stages of my life.

      In the last three years which are the first of my late adulthood, a period from 60 to 80; and in these early years of my retirement(1999 to 2007), I have been able to write to a much greater extent than I had ever been able to do in those years of my early and middle adulthood from 1965 to 1999 when job, family and the demands of various community projects kept my nose to the grindstone as they say colloquially. And now, with the final unloading of much of the volunteer work I took on from 1999-2005, with my last child having left home in 2005 and a more settled home environment than I’ve ever had, the years of late adulthood beckon bright with promise. My resume reflects this shift in my activity-base.

      The process of frequent moves and frequent jobs which was my pattern for forty years is not everyone's style, modus operandi or modus vivendi. Many millions of people live and die in the same town, city or state and their life's adventure takes place within that physical region, the confines of a relatively small place and, perhaps, a very few jobs in their lifetime. Physical movement is not essential to psychological and spiritual growth, nor is a long list of jobs, although some degree of inner change, some inner shifting is just about inevitable, or so it seems to me, especially in these recent decades. For many millions of people during the years 1961-2003, my years of being jobbed, the world was their oyster, not so much in the manner of a tourist, although there was plenty of that, but rather in terms of working lives which came to be seen increasingly in a global context.

      This was true for me during those years when I was looking for amusement, education and experience, some stimulating vocation and avocation, some employment security and comfort, my adventurous years of pioneering, my applying-for-job days, the more than forty years from 1961 to 2003. My resume altered many times, of course, during those forty plus years is now for the most part, as I indicated above, not used in these years of my retirement, except as an information and bio-data vehicle for interested readers, 99% of whom are on the internet at its plethora of sites.

      This document, what I used to call a curriculum vitae or CV, is a useful backdrop for those examining my writing, especially my poetry, although some poets regard their CV, resume, bio-data, lifeline, life-story, personal background as irrelevant to their work. For they take the position we are not what we do or, to put it a little differently and a little more succinctly, "we are not our jobs." I frequently use this resume at various website locations on the Internet when I want to provide some introductory background on myself, indeed, I could list many new uses after forty years of only one use--to help me get a job, make more money, enrich my experience add some enrichment to my life, etcetera. The use of the resume saves one from having to reinvent the wheel, so to speak. One doesn't have to say it all again in resume after resume to the point of utter tedium as I did so frequently when applying for jobs, especially in the days before the email and the internet. A few clicks of one’s personal electronic-computer system and some aspect of life’s game goes on or comes to a quick end at the other end of the electronic set of wires, as the case may be.

      During those job-hunting years 1961-2003 I applied for some four thousand jobs, an average of two a week for each of all those years! This is a guesstimation, of course, as accurate a guesstimation as I can calculate for this forty year period. The great bulk of those thousands of letters involved in this vast, detailed and, from time to time, quite exhausting and frustrating a process, I did not keep. I did keep a small handful of perhaps half a dozen of all those letters in a file in the Letters: Section VII, Sub-Section X of my autobiographical work, Pioneering Over Four Epochs. Given the thousands of hours over those forty years devoted to the job-hunting process; given the importance of this key to the pioneering venture that is my life; given the amount of paper produced and energy expended; given the amount of writing done in the context of those various jobs,(3) some of the correspondence seemed to warrant a corner in the written story of my life.(4)

      It seemed appropriate, at least it was my desire, to write this short statement fitting all those thousands of resumes into a larger context. The things we do when we retire!(5)


      This involves reading, posting on the internet, developing my own website and writing in several genres.My resume is only included with this statement when it seems appropriate, on request or in my autobiography.

      (3) Beginning with the summer job I had in the Canadian Peace Research Institute in 1964,

    • Patty Inglish, MS profile image

      Patty Inglish 9 years ago from North America

      ThAnks for all of that information. 4000 job applications is surely a lot.

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      Job Nigeria 8 years ago

      YOu forget in other country.....


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      Patty Inglish 8 years ago from North America

      LivePaths - thanks for the link to graigslist tips. Many good jobs are advertised on those sites.

      Job Nigeria! - Thanks so much for your comments and link. PLease think about joining Hub Pages and writing about your work. Many international people are reading Hub Pages!

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      Zsuzsy Bee 8 years ago from Ontario/Canada

      Thanks for sharing this great list Patty.

      regards Zsuzsy

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      Niche Blueprint 0 8 years ago

      This is a great resource. I am wondering if there is something specific for online work?

    • Patty Inglish, MS profile image

      Patty Inglish 7 years ago from North America

      Thanks for the links, Adam.

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