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Job Boards are sites that provide listings of available jobs. All of the sites listed here are free, although some do charge for additional services. If you find you can't view the job listings, with contact informaion, without paying please let us know.
Functional job boards are ones that focus on jobs in particular industries or job skills. These can be anything from Retail Sales to Engineering to the Circus to almost anything else. If you can fins a functional board the covers the type of job you are looking for it is often a great place to start your job search. Geographic boards focus on jobs in a particular or limited set of geographic areas. Finding one that serves the area where you would like to work cane be very useful.
Most boards have some sort of search and/or filtering capability. These tools can help you to narrow in on positions that are erxactly what you are looking for. You can greatly improve the productivity of your search if you take the time to learn how to get the most from a boards search capabilities. Taking the time to find the right categories and keywords will save you time and effort latter on.
Some boards also offer addition job search tools. Some will provide emails that tell you about new listings that meet your search criteria. This is a great way to keep up with new listings. Many boards provide ways for you to post a resume that can be seen and searched by employers. While this can be useful, please be careful about posting too much personal information. If you plan to post your resume, we recommend getting a free email from someplace like Yahoo, Hotmail, GMail, etc. We also suggest not posting phone numbers or full addresses. City-State-ZIP is enough to tell a perspective employer your're local. Also, if your still employed be careful with what you post, unless you are OK with your current employer knowing you are looking.
One final word - be careful of job boards and others who charge for their services.There any many fine services that are paid for by the employers. Check out any service carefully and be sure they provide real value for what they are charging.