In 1926, Ernest Hemmingway described his contemporaries, disillusioned with life after World War I, as the Lost Generation. Today, the United States has yet another Lost Generation. Unlike its predecessor, however, this population isn’t (yet) driven by angst, but by desperation. They need a job and are lost about how to find the right one for them.
There are numerous places where job openings are advertised, of course, including newspapers, career fairs, state employment assistance centers and job boards. While all of those can be helpful, our research here at WEDDLE’s indicates that the largest single source of employment opportunities today—the biggest bulls-eye, if you will, for those seeking a new or better job—is the Internet.
By at least one count, there are over two million open jobs now posted online. But with over 50,000 job boards in operation, it’s easy to get lost and to stay that way on the Web. To put it another way, you can run down an awful lot of blind alleys on what we used to call the information superhighway.
What should you do if you’re looking for a job on the Web? What you would do if you were lost in the real world. You might:
I know that sounds shamelessly self-serving—and I apologize for that—but I’d rather be guilty of being proud of our book than see so many people lost on the Web.
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