Looking for a new job in a struggling economy is hard work. You can make it easier by getting to know the best tools for the task at hand. Use the internet as a tool to search for jobs more effectively and increase your odds of getting hired.
SOCIAL WORK EMPLOYMENT APPS
There are a variety of (free) job search apps available for your iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch. You can download apps that search for jobs by keyword and location (using the iPhone GPS function), email job listings, keep track of your contacts, and even create a resume.
Monster's professional networking app, BeKnown, is available for mobile, with both Android and iPhone apps. BeKnown users can also access the app from Blackberry, and iPad via the BeKnown mobile site.
Users are able to search and view jobs by keywords, salaries, and descriptions which can be emailed to contacts. Users also have the ability of searching for jobs via the iPhone GPS capability and view jobs in the area they are currently in.
Search for jobs on Indeed and email listings to yourself or someone else. Recent searches are remembered and the list shows the new jobs added since your last search.
LinkedIn allows users to take their professional network with them wherever they go. Users can have immediate access to their contacts and important updates such as when someone in their network posts a lead for a new open position.
The LinkUp Job Search Engine app lets users search for jobs on company websites by keyword, location, company, and category. Searches can be saved and you can apply to jobs through your iPhone and/or email job openings to yourself or a friend.
Use Monster's iPad/iPhone app to search for jobs, sign into your Monster account, save searches, get email alerts when new jobs are posted and apply for jobs.
SOCIAL WORK EMPLOYMENT WEBSITES
Listed below are some other websites where agencies often post social work positions:
Federal Employment - www.USAJOBS.gov
Idealist - www.idealist.org
Indeed - www.indeed.com
iHireSocialServices - www.ihiresocialservices.com
Jobs in Schools - http://schools.nyc.gov/Careers
NASW Job Link - www.socialworkers.org/joblinks
NASW NYC - www.naswnyc.org
North American Association of Christians in Social Work - www.nacsw.org
Simply Hired - www.simplyhired.com
Social Service - www.socialservice.com
Social Work Job Bank - www.socialworkjobbank.com
Temp to Perm Jobs - www.socialworkprn.com