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Online Job Search Tools & Southwest Florida’s Hot Jobs

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Times have changed when it comes to job searching.  There used to be a few ways to find jobs like answering an ad from the local newspaper or answering a “help wanted” ad at the local grocery store.

Thanks to technology we now have more options for our job search, let’s look at some of these online tools.


Register in our state-wide job database Employ Florida where you’ll have access to thousands of job opportunities from our preferred employers.


Use your search engine to find top companies, top job sites, and industry specific trending jobs.


Most companies today have a website of their own.  Search for the company you would like to work for and check out the careers page for available positions and insightful information on their working environment.


Employers use all types of social media services looking for candidates.  Using social media is a great way to expand your sphere of influence and tap into the hidden job market.  Even though social media is online and in your app phone, it is still about connecting with people!  Therefore you must have an impactful profile that will capture a hiring manager’s attention.  Here are a few of the most popular social media sites with their distinctive purposes:

  • LinkedIn – it is primarily for business and work connections with people you trust and have built a professional relationship with.  You can search for jobs, companies, employers, recruiters, business news and more.  Your LinkedIn profile must include endorsements and recommendations to make an impactful impression.
  • Facebook – join a group that focuses on posting jobs in your area or follow the company you targeted and they will keep you informed when opportunities are available.  Although it is primarily for connecting friends and family, these connections can open the door to the hidden job market.
  • Twitter – a popular ‘micro-blogging’ site limited by 140 characters that notifies you of your follower’s tweets and your tweets to your followers.  Stay consistent in your messages, establish relationships focusing on top ten engaged followers, and use filters to see only the information you are targeting.


Build your own online presence with your own website where you can display your creative work.  If you like to write, build a blog and share your thoughts with others with advice or recommendations.  This additional online presence will increase your visibility to employers.


If you are in college or just graduated, check out your university website for open positions and use the job hunting services they provide.

These are just a few ideas on where to search online for jobs.  Now let’s look at job openings in Southwest Florida on our Hot Job Opportunities webpage.

Let CareerSource Southwest Florida help you with career advice and tips on your job search by following us on Twitter and LinkedIn, and “Like” us on Facebook.

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