How to Find Online Jobs for Free

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Finding online jobs requires a well-crafted resume and the ability to research in order to locate the best fit. Databases are the common destination source for most job seekers today. Workers who desire to earn their living from home, or who are unable to find outside work, may find databases the only resource available for discovering a job opening. What many job seekers must master is the ability to utilize free online job databases effectively.

Things You'll Need

  • Job database account memberships
  • Profile picture (optional)
  • Resume
  • Determine your specialization for the perfect job match. Technology-based jobs are easier to find online. Graphic designers, writers and SEO specialists are popular online-based jobs. Select specific keywords that will be used in the job database search.

  • Establish multiple accounts at free job databases online. This leverages the chance of finding an opening. Dice and oDesk are popular free online job databases for many sectors. Each provides free profiles and the ability to search for the perfect job match. The difference between oDesk and Dice is that oDesk has a bid feature for openings.

  • Sign up and apply at databases that have less competition. Associations and alumni groups are valuable resources for finding online jobs. Typically, there is less competition for job opportunities that are offered on invitation-only groups. For example, Golden Key has an online job database for member college graduates. For anyone not part of an invitation-only group, LinkedIn is a social network to try. Becoming a member of a group on LinkedIn can open the door to a new career.

Tips & Warnings

  • TweetMyJobs, CareerBuilder and other sites provide email updates on applicable online niche job openings.

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