Want to quickly get a look at the range of job openings available in your job search area? Try out a job search aggregator. I know this sounds like some intimidating torture device, but it is not. A job search aggregator pulls job listings from lots of different websites at once; thereby, saving you time having to hop from site to site.
Although, job search aggregators are not perfect in that you will often find some duplicate job openings listings, they can be a great place to start fast. Three aggregators that I recommend include:
- Indeed–Search by job title, keyword, city, state, or zip code. This site is lightning quick on bringing up the list of job openings. A general search leaving the job title/keyword field blank is a good way to get a overview of the types of jobs available in your area.
- Simply Hired-This job search engine draws from a numerous company websites, as well as, job boards and other sites with job announcements. In my observation, you will find a greater number of hourly, part-time and manual labor job openings listed here than on Indeed (disclaimer: Again personal observation only).
- Careerjet-This job search aggregator offers both U.S. and worldwide search options. Also, the site allows you to easily narrow down results by full-time, part-time, permanent, contract, etc.. if needed.
Job search aggregators can get you off to a quick start in your job search, but remember that more than 70% of job openings are never advertised and found through networking and word of mouth. To learn more about the ins and outs of job search networking, take a look at Job Search Networking Like a Pro. You may also find 7 Keys to a Great Job Interview helpful.