Where to Search?

Where to Search?

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Where can I search for English-language jobs?

Where can I find jobs and internships in English speaking countries? The answer is that it really depends on what you want to do and where you want to go. I’ve collected a number of sites below. You’ll find job boards with different focus areas (general job boards, industry-specific job boards, job boards that focus on start-ups, job boards that focus on sustainable work) as well as some sites that provide information on international internship programs.

Important Tips for Using Job Boards & Internet Placement Sites

When applying for jobs, it’s always a good idea to search on job boards/sites that are specifically designed for you – focusing on your background or skills. The more specific the job site is (and the more it fits with your profile), the more likely it is that the employer is looking for a candidate with your skills. This saves you time and energy in the application process.

Never send off your application using the “apply” button on sites like indeed and monster. Once you’ve found the posting, it’s always best to search for the company and find the posting on their own website/apply directly to the company using the contact information on the job posting. Using the “apply” button generates a generic application based on your profile and it’s almost always a sign that you weren’t really interested in the job. Always craft a specific application tailored to that job posting and send it to the contact information that they’ve provided.

Finally, never pay for an internship placement. There are many sites that ask you to pay for an internship placement. These sites are typically unreliable. In general, there is a wide range of internship placement programs out there – some are great, and some are not as optimal. I’ve included a few sites that rate internship placement programs below – please note that I don’t have any actual experience with these programs or sites, so make sure to do your own research before signing up.

Should I post my resume on job sites?

I usually don’t recommend posting your resume on job search sites like monster and stepstone, especially if you’re looking for jobs that have a large candidate pool. Most employers aren’t actively searching for profiles – they tend to wait for applicants to approach them – and if they are, they’re usually looking for higher-level positions or very specific skills/expertise and won’t be searching for interns or recent graduates. I do recommend posting your profile on a career-oriented social media site such as LinkedIn or Xing (or a field-specific site). This lets you add information to your profile that might not fit on a typical resume.

About this List

The list below is embedded from Raindrop.io (that’s the best way for me to be able to constantly update it when I find new resources for you). The main folder contains general job sites, and each folder contains specific sites.  If you’d prefer to open the raindrop page in a separate tab, you can do so here. You’ll find a collection of general job boards as well as specific sites for academia, research, and a variety of different fields. I don’t have personal experience with all of these sites – some of the industry-specific boards have been collected via recommendation from colleagues and career service departments. I hope that this collection gives you a chance to really explore the types of jobs that are out there for you!

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