How to Find a Great Job Online

We are living in the technology age now. All around us, every piece of information being generated anywhere on Earth is getting available to people sitting across the planet at the click of a mouse and the typing of a web address into the browser.

In such times, it is but natural that the traditional process of job searching has come in for an overhaul. Nowadays, the most preferred form of searching for your dream job has not remained the traditional standing-in-line-at-the-local-labor-exchange process.

All you have to do nowadays is log on to a job search engine and click away to glory. The process has become not only faster and hassle-free, the chances of getting the best job suited to your profile has also increased. This article aims to provide you a low down on how to find a great job online.

The first thing that you need to remember is that job search engines are of two types. One type of job search engines cater to the national job search market and the other type of job search engine caters to regional requirements.

Even though the statement is self-explanatory, let us try to elucidate it. The first category is the one you need to avail of, if you have less constraints about where you want to work geographically.

The second category is the one you will avail if you need jobs within a certain geographic area. Having said that, it is always good to use both types of job search engines simultaneously as national engines may not always list all jobs in a certain area, and these jobs will be displayed only if you use regional engines to search for the specific area.

The job search engines are mostly free as long as you are using them to search and apply for jobs (most charge an amount if you avail of their premium services such as resume making etc). So don’t limit yourself while searching for jobs via job search engines.

Try as many keywords you think will apply to you, as many locations you will be comfortable working in and whatever is the salary range you are looking to obtain.

You can mix-and-match among these criteria or any other that may be available on specific job search engines in order to obtain a listing of the most perfect jobs suited to you.

Another process of finding a great job online is to directly visit the websites of the companies you are interested in working in, visiting their careers section and applying for vacant positions if those positions are applicable to your expertise and requirements.

This is a more direct process, but involves a little more work as you will have to drop CVs individually and make an application separately for each company and job, whereas for a job search engine, you upload one CV(resume) to the main website and the process of applying to any job is generally a one click process on most engines.


I am Deepanjan Datta doing electrical engineering from the National Institute of Technology (NIT) Durgapur, India. I love to write, and develop software programs.