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Are You Taking Advantage of .JOBS?

March 30, 2015

Guest Blogger   |   Katie Pfledderer   |   DirectEmployers Association |   Social Media Manager

Wouldn’t it be nice if you could easily search for a job from one place? There are websites that collect jobs from a variety of sources – often referred to as job aggregators – but it’s not always clear which jobs are duplicates or legitimate. Traditional job boards charge employers to post their jobs, making it difficult for many companies to afford the cost of posting every job. These and other concerns led to the creation of .JOBS.

What is .JOBS?

First, it's important to understand what a TLD does. An Internet Top-Level Domain, or TLD, helps people navigate to a particular Internet destination. You're probably familiar with these common TLDs: .COM, .NET, .ORG, .EDU and .GOV.

The .JOBS TLD, as the name implies, helps users find websites with job content. For example, individuals looking for opportunities at Walgreens, Inc. can just type www.walgreens.jobs in their web browser. Job seekers may also search by occupation, location or a combination of the two, such as: Texas.jobs, Sales.jobs or AtlantaNursing.jobs.

How is .JOBS different?

Any company that applies for a .JOBS domain must be a member of the international human resource management community and go through a verification process. For example, Gold’s Gym is the only organization that can register the domain GoldsGym.jobs.

This stipulation ensures job seekers will only find verified job content from legitimate companies and protects them from online scams.

Who runs .JOBS?

Employ Media is the licensed operator of .JOBS and oversees the verification process. They also work with DirectEmployers Association who provides the technology to power the network of over 40,000 occupation and location .JOBS websites.

Which .JOBS website should I use to start my search?

This depends on your goals. Are you looking for jobs in a specific field or location? If that's the case, then start by typing them into your browser. If you're looking for employment in Indianapolis, enter www.Indianapolis.jobs into your browser. If you're searching for sales positions, type www.Sales.jobs. If you simply want to browse various opportunities, you can begin at the website www.My.jobs and use the search fields.

In addition, any of the .JOBS websites, powered by DirectEmployers Association, have a feature that allows job seekers to receive job alerts via email on a daily or weekly basis.

If you or someone you know is looking for a job, try searching a .JOBS TLD. You could uncover countless opportunities that you may have otherwise missed!

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