Everyone advises you to post your resume on leading sites like Monster.com and HotJobs.com. And there's nothing wrong with that -- my clients have been hired using both.
But don't forget the growing number of job postings found on niche Web sites that cater to specific industries, associations and other affinity groups.
This tactic worked for one of my clients Carla S., from Marshall, Minnesota.
"I interviewed for and got offered a great job this week after applying to openings on sites from my industry, like www.jobsinlogistics.com and www.careersinfood.com ," says Carla.
Action Step: Follow Carla's lead and focus your search on sites that appeal to a narrow audience. As a result, you'll likely find less competition for jobs that are closely matched to your qualifications.
Find niche job boards at sites like www.nicheboards.com and by doing searches for keywords ("YOUR INDUSTRY + jobs") at search engines like www.google.com, www.yahoo.com, www.teoma.com and www.kartoo.com.
Compliments of David Perry and Kevin Donlin