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The Best Job Boards

Don’t be fooled into thinking that you need to spend hours on 30 different job boards. It won’t help. The most important ones are: SimplyHired, USA.jobs and Craigslist.

SimplyHired is one of the top two sites, with more job postings than better-known sites Monster and CareerBuilder. To make it manageable and timely, be sure and set up alerts based on your job, title and geography criteria. Also, SimplyHired enables you to merge your LinkedIn account (which we recommend you create if you haven’t already) to see if you have contacts in companies for which you have found a job listing of interest. You can get started right now using the search box below. Try typing in terms like entry level (fill in the blank with your field of interest) and where you live.

USA.jobs features jobs posted and managed directly by companies. Finally, be sure and look at Craigslist to find local jobs and short-term projects.

There are two niche job boards for entry level jobs that are worth searching: Aftercollege and CollegeRecruiter. There will be a lot of overlap with what you find on SimplyHired, but you may get lucky and find a few unique ones. AfterCollege also helps you match up your degree with professions to give you direction for searching on job boards.

As a young professional with limited experience, you might want to know which companies have good reputations. Glassdoor is the Yelp of employers with ratings from current or former employees for thousands of firms like Google and ESPN. If you have a favorite company, go to their website and search for jobs posted on their careers page. Often times, jobs are posted there first.

Last, be sure and routinely check with the career services offices of your school for recent job postings, job fairs or on campus recruiting.