It’s never any fun to be in a position where you have to find a job, like, yesterday. I’ve been there before, and I’ll likely be there again. Since I’m technically a consultant, I don’t really have any job security, which can be a terrifying thing to think about. In this position, you have to stay sharp and keep your eyes open for any work that might be of interest to you. You may have used one of the online job search engines before, and they are good for finding listings, but they don’t really tell you what the companies are like. Sure, they may offer you a job, but will you really want to work there? Jobster helps you to get noticed by potential employers while giving you some valuable information that could help you to make an educated decision about whether or not you should follow through on a certain lead.

Search for a position in the location that you’re interested in, and Jobster will deliver results from a number of different sources. Besides normal job listing details, they also help you to research what type of salary you can expect to receive. Of course, instead of having to constantly keep up with the engine, you can create job alerts that will deliver relevant results directly to you. My favorite thing about the site, however, is that it allows current and former employees to talk about what the culture is like at the company that you are considering. This insider information is valuable to anyone that is looking for a job. Why trust a corporate Web page when you can get the real nitty-gritty details from people on the inside?

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