8 Best Sites to Search for Jobs
By Jon Carlos Rodriguez
If you think it’s about time to start a new career that requires getting up from bed early and braving horrendous traffic on a daily basis, there are a number of job sites that can help you. The cool office and the dream paycheck you’ve been salivating over are just a few clicks (and several awkward interviews) away. Time to quit working at Edi sa Puso Mo and Sa Piling ng Mahal Kong Asawa!
With more than 48,000 listed jobs in the Philippines and overseas, JobStreet.com [http://www.jobstreet.com.ph/] is one of the most popular employment companies in Southeast Asia. Polish your CV, put a price tag on the skills you can offer, post it online, and wait for JobStreet’s “personal career agent” LiNa to contact you for possible leads.
Weighing the pros and cons of making a living in another country? There’s a job site that can help you on that decision. Workabroad.ph [http://workabroad.ph/] has more than 33,000 job opportunities for Filipinos wanting to get paid in foreign currency. Illegal recruitment is no laughing matter in finding work abroad, which is why Workabroad.ph guarantees that all its job openings are posted and processed by foreign employers and recruitment agencies licensed by the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration.
Yes, Facebook does serve a higher purpose other than stalking your ex. The social media site can provide good leads on which companies are hiring, as long as Sifting Through Fake Posts is one of your strengths.
Kalibrr [https://www.kalibrr.com/] takes pride in perfectly matching the jobseeker to the employer, like a brainier Tinder for the workforce. The Manila-based start-up led by young, bright minds launched its online recruitment revolution on the business process outsourcing sector, but now has more than 65,000 active jobseekers and 3,000 big-named companies. Plus, the Kalibrr staff did a jump photo and included pets on their Meet the Team page, so you know they’re legit.
LinkedIn [https://www.linkedin.com/] changed the definition of social networking to a more business-oriented model to allow employers to post jobs and jobseekers to humblebrag, er, post their credentials. It’s like Facebook, but, you know, for responsible adults. Keep photos of last Friday night’s shenanigans on Facebook–LinkedIn is more interested in your impressive work experience.
“Raket” is the term Pinoys use for the freelancing gig that pays well and Raket.ph is freelancer heaven. The “search engine for Filipino freelancers” provides an easier and more efficient way for raketeers to get their names out to potential clients.
Seaman Jobsite [https://www.seamanjobsite.com/] makes the otherwise difficult task of searching for seaman opportunities hassle-free through a simple, brochure-type website packed with information. Not only does the site provide latest job openings for seafarers worldwide, it also carries helpful how-to articles, such as “Pointers to Start Your Seafaring Career Right” and “10 Mistakes Seafarers Do With Their Money.”
If you’ve heard of stories of freelancers earning millions through online work, most of them are from Elance and oDesk, which merged last year to form Upwork [https://www.upwork.com]. From content writers to social media consultants to Facebook marketers, Upwork is the place for online top-quality work and top-quality pay. Just don’t forget to bring your top-quality talent.
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