In the recruitment season, I believe there are many college students like me who struggle with looking for a job and do not know where to seek opportunities. With so many websites, which ones are the most useful for job hunting? I interviewed some of my friends who received the job offers and got four websites that they agreed to be the most helpful to find a job. If you interested in other career exploration platforms besides the school Career Fair and Handshake, check this blog out.
1 . Linkedln — Workplace social network
You can’t miss the workplace social network LinkedIn if you are looking for jobs. LinkedIn has three main benefits:
• Students can apply directly to job postings.
• Contact people from the target company, network alumni, and expand your network. However, please do some homework before sending messages to alumni.
• Improve your information in the profile section to showcase your strengths. There may be HR or headhunters coming to you. Headhunters may not find many students studying at school, but they will be useful after you have enough work experience.
(I also have a lot of tips on how to connect people on LinkedIn and how to quickly build a great LinkedIn profile, increase our chances of getting a job offer, etc. Therefore, I will introduce more detail in the following blog.)
2. Glassdoor—the Yelp on the workplace
Glassdoor is different from general recruitment websites. It can be used to mainly understand some unofficial information of your target company, such as company salary, promotion path, internal news, employee structure, etc. There are many current/former employees who provided the news, which helps you better understand company information. Because the website is open for comments, so the information may not be 100% reliable and true. Students should be careful when browsing.
3. Indeed — a veteran job search engine
Indeed is a veteran figure in the job search engine. The most significant feature is that it is comprehensive, from large companies to small companies with a variety of jobs. The world’s top 500 companies can be found on Indeed, not only in the United States but also in other countries. You can browse jobs and applications after logging in. But for international students, the information is too much and complicated, which is not conducive to the selection.
4. ZipRecruiter — Small and Medium Enterprises (SME) channel
The advantage of ZipRecruiter is to make up for the lack of recruitment websites in the SME market. As international students who are new to the society, small and medium-sized companies sometimes have easier access to Offer and H1b Sponsorship than multinational companies. These companies also have plenty of opportunities for us to hone our skills. For all college students, work experience is one of the most valuable things that can help us reach our career goals. While it can be challenging to find opportunities, there are many helpful resources available such as the websites I mentioned. So, I strongly recommend students who are on the job hunt to get more familiar with these websites and create meaningful networks.
For all college students, work experience is one of the most valuable things that can help us reach our career goals. While it can be challenging to find opportunities, there are many helpful resources available such as the websites I mentioned. So, I strongly recommend students who are on the job hunt to get more familiar with these websites and create meaningful networks.