UsJobs : Job Search Sites Review

 

The Us.Jobs site, offers job seekers and recruiters an easy-to use, international portal offering job listings, resources, and technologies to visitors. Unique among job search sites as a nonprofit, Us.Jobs is sponsored by the National Labor Exchange, and developed as partnership between a number of leading global employers and the National Association of State Workforce Agencies. These associations and partnerships provide a huge number of tools and resources to both job hunters and employers.

We were impressed not only by the volume of jobs available through this site, but also by the well-designed user-interface and ease of use.

Job Seekers

  • Creating a Profile
    Creating a profile is simple, easy and free. Register by filling out basic information about yourself and get started immediately with building a profile. It’s recommended to begin by uploading your resume and enable easy job applications and resume forwarding to your chosen employers. Then, run some searches for jobs in your field, and save fruitful ones for easy future reference. You can even set up and schedule job search agents to find new listings which match your requirements and criteria.
  • Targeted Searching
    US.jobs makes it easy to target your job search. Start your search by location or state, and then further break this down according to occupation, military or even by company. With most states you will also be given the option to search within specific major metropolitan areas.
  • Unique Military Search
    One of the most unique features on US.jobs is their military and veterans job search. This means that if you are a veteran, punch in your MOC, Rank and Branch of service to find jobs that are specifically seeking vets. You can also browse jobs according to their industry and occupation.

Recruiters

  • Cost
    Employers can register to the site and then are allowed to post a job for just $25. Each individual posting will last for 30 days. Employers will also be able to post jobs free to State Workforce Systems. However, the time limits for active postings will vary.
  • Included Features
    With each job posting, you will also have access to a comprehensive set of analysis tools to determine who has viewed and responded to your listings. Easily view resumes, applications and screen to find the best candidates.

Special Features

One special and unexpected feature on a site called US.jobs is that it also supports international job searches. In fact, the site is available in over 7 languages including Spanish, French, Italian and even Greek.

In addition, we appreciated the fact that US.jobs offers postings and updates on career events such as job fairs and workshops.

Take advantage of the resume help feature and even use the free salary calculator. There are even a number of articles and career assessment guides and tools to help you along your path. You can also take advantage of their directory of educational resources and information to help with a job related relocation process.

Support

For starters the articles can be a big help. Beyond this, there are a number of ways to obtain help and support. You can send an email or even write the company via postal mail. For more immediate help you can call the site’s customer support either via a toll free number or their local line.

Bottom Line

We were very impressed with the quality of US.jobs. While it offers unique services for Veterans, Military and State jobs, it’s also a great resource for job seekers and recruiters in all industries. You will appreciate the great number of useful tools and search functions. Additionally, the extra help provided can be a great source of comfort for those who might want a second look at their resume or need some additional assessment advice or guidance.

 

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