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Job Board Review: JobsMiner

JobsMiner.comSome time ago, I reviewed one of my favorite job aggregators, Indeed.com on Lawrence University Career Service’s blog. Almost as long ago, I shared a series of videos showing how to use Twitter for job search. That was three years ago, and social media sites like Twitter have come a long way in their roles in the job search sphere. As a job seeker, you know that you can turn to job aggregators like Indeed.com to scour major job sites for opportunities. But what about all the opportunities shared via social media? Hundreds of jobs are shared on sites like Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and blogs. Today, relative newcomer, JobsMiner, combines the search capability of a job aggregator with the ubiquity of social media, allowing you to find jobs and internships that have been posted through social sites.

Here’s how JobsMiner describes itself: “JobsMiner (www.jobsminer.com) scans any wording on the leading social networks, blogs, and forums and translates the job postings into easily searchable items on their search engine. So, if you posted something to your Facebook wall (as “Public”) and it had the keywords that the system determined to be a job posting, it would show that posting in the search results in real-time. JobsMiner is a much easier way to find jobs, wherever they are on social networks. It’s also free.” (more…)

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Website review: Research Experiences for Undergraduates – REU

Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU)

Here’s a review of Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU), specifically the “Search for an REU Site” page. Since the REU page is not a typical job/internship posting site, this review, with accompanying video, aims to demonstrate site navigation and highlight the opportunities provided by the program. The REU Search page receives 3.5/5 sugar cubes. Please keep in mind that this review is not of the REU experiences themselves. REUs are highly competitive, prestigious summer research opportunities that are definitely worth exploring.
(Click here for an explanation of my review criteria.)

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