Much of what is available on the Internet is out of date by the time you get to see it; many traditional recruiting agencies are simply interested in placing as many people as possible inn positions so they maximize their own fees and commissions that are being paid by employers and there is little consideration given to whether you actually are happy with your job or not.
Using the Internet you will be able to find portal web sites which aggregate all the information that is currently available from job and recruiting sites as well as traditional media such as newspapers and trade journals. Portal aggregators provide users with instant and current information on vacancies whether you are looking for specialist vacancies such as prisoner transportation jobs through to general jobs in transportation.
As powerful as the Internet is you do need to exercise some basic common sense to make sure you get the results you are looking for out of the web.
First of all, ensure that the web site you are using is actually offering a genuine service – many web sites can be put together very quickly and easily and the uninformed can be deceived very easily. Check the ''Contact Us'' section of a web site to see if there is a landline telephone number and a physical mailing address – if they do not have either of these it is recommended that you avoid using them.
You can also check a web sites credentials and reputation by looking at the various discussion boards and forums that populate the internet – if a web site offering transportation jobs is being positively cited by users with experience of the service, you can get no better recommendation than that.
Many job seekers frequently ask whether they should pay for an Internet service when looking for a job; after all, why should you pay for a service when you can get information on vacancies at no cost elsewhere?
Many Internet services posting listings of job vacancies charge the employer to advertise the position and the individual job seekers use the service for free. This sounds like a good deal until you think about how comprehensive this service is going to be and how current the information is. Many employers refuse to pay to advertise their vacancies, choosing instead to list them on web services which do not charge them a fee to do so; indeed a good portal web site which is aggregating vacancy information is going to automatically collect the vacancy information and simply list it for subscribers.
Of the two types of service, the site which does not charge employers to promote their vacancies will have the most comprehensive listings and the most up-to-date information but the downside is individual job seekers will pay for accessing the service. The decision however is clear –use a free service with out-of-date information and restricted job listings or pay a nominal amount for much better listings and information.
Many job seekers are very good at locating job vacancies if they are for entry level positions or general transportation jobs, however once more specialized transportation positions are being considered then the quality of information on listings falls off very dramatically. Specialized transportation jobs can provide extremely rewarding remuneration and benefits packages but require skills and experience that is not generally available from within the general transportation jobs market. Such positions tend to be promoted within the driver community operating in that niche and normal job seekers looking to break into the market find it extremely difficult to source the information and requirements needed to impress a potential employer.
A good web resource will help job seekers in practical terms so there will be assistance and advice with respect to producing a resume, and in particular a resume that will impress a potential employer and especially show you how to highlight your skills and experience in such a way that your resume will really stand out. A good service will allow you to generate a resume quickly and allow you to manage who gets your resume or indeed, which version of it. At the same time it will help you automate your job search for new vacancies are posted, provided they fit your requirements. Then the employer will be immediately notified of your interest and resume without you needing to continuously monitoring the situation.
There are many openings and positions within the transportation job market that many web services simply do not give job seekers access to as they charge employers for the service. Many employers refuse to pay such high charges and commissions and for an excellent and comprehensive database of vacancies, those sites which actively collect vacancy information at no cost to the employer and this generally requires a fee to be paid by the individual job seeker.