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on March 9, 2009
Easily the best book about job hunting using the Internet I have found, and one of the better all around books on job-hunting, period. Unlike many other books on the subject, it is not just a list of websites, soon to be outdated. Though hundreds of websites are listed, that isn't the book's focus; instead, the authors talk about different job hunting approaches, the effectiveness of these various methods, and how the Internet can be used to increase the chances of finding a job, regardless of the approach used. In most cases, this can be a real eye-opener.
Anyone who has tried to find a job using the Net has no doubt found that it is not as simple as just posting a resume on Monster. Instead, the book tells you which job-hunting methods work best (and which ones don't), and goes on to teach you how the Internet can be used in any kind of job hunt, whether you spend most of your job-hunting time in front of a computer or not.
The authors place a heavy accent on learning how to use the Internet as a research tool; they go beyond simple search engine use, and even delve into finding the information that search engines themselves can't find. They explain why the job boards are so ineffective (evidently, only about 4% of job-hunters find employment through the job boards), and the best ways to use networking in your job hunt.
Written in an easy and often humorous style, I found the book to be extremely helpful and informative. Highly recommended.