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Career-Building Sites On The Internet: Hunting For Jobs Electronically

With no signs that the continuing scarcity of scientific jobs will ease any time soon, job hunters are being challenged to take more creative approaches to identifying open positions. The explosive growth of the Internet is providing a new, highly efficient medium for the dissemination of information on scientific employment. Electronic replies to job ads, too, can give a job seeker a quick-response advantage over his or her competition. There are dozens of different places to look for job ads

Robert Finn
With no signs that the continuing scarcity of scientific jobs will ease any time soon, job hunters are being challenged to take more creative approaches to identifying open positions. The explosive growth of the Internet is providing a new, highly efficient medium for the dissemination of information on scientific employment. Electronic replies to job ads, too, can give a job seeker a quick-response advantage over his or her competition.

There are dozens of different places to look for job ads on the Internet, with more seemingly being added every week. One problem, in fact, is that there may be an overwhelming number of places to look. Nearly every major university posts job openings on its gopher server--a system that uses menus to point to various resources. Many scientific societies post openings, as well. Online job ads can be found on Usenet newsgroups, mailing lists, World Wide Web "home pages," and...

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