Date: April 10, 2014

Finding the perfect job usually mean conducting extensive research on a number of factors, including salary, work/life balance and overall job satisfaction. Luckily, employers are increasingly using the internet to post open positions, describe the type of candidate they are looking for and other resources you can use to find a job.

So if the employers are using the web during their search for the perfect candidate, so too should you as you look for the ideal job, Business2Community reports.

According to the news source, the first thing you’ll need to do when looking for a job online is to research the ins and outs of your desired field. If you plan to stay in the same industry you’re currently in or were last working in, this will be easier. But if you’re ready to make a career change, you make want to go online and take any of the several aptitude tests that are available.

Remember, though, that no one test can tell you exactly what job or industry you should be in. Rather, try taking a multitude of these tests, and cross reference their findings to determine if there is any particular field you’re more inclined to thrive in.

It’s also important to seek out the best job sites and use these to your advantage, the news source stated. Several online job boards have been created that can help you narrow down exactly what kind of job you’re looking for, and also give you the opportunity to post your resume online, potentially getting it under the nose of thousands of recruiters eager to hire.

When looking through job boars, however, you may want to keep it local. By posting your resume on local online job boards, you won’t be fighting the thousands of candidates from all over the country that are going after the same position. Even employers have stated they would rather hire from a local job board, considering the high costs of relocating new employees.

According to Digital Trends, the top national job search website is currently Indeed, which hosts more than 1 billion job searches every month, and announces hundreds of thousands of new job postings every week.

Other highly acclaimed online job posting sites include SimplyHired, LinkedIn and Craigslist.

True, there are several methods of going about your job search, but looking online has proven to be one of the most successful and convenient ways.