Online Job Boards
After networking, searching for a job online is the most lucrative option for most job seekers. Many companies turn to the web to post their job vacancies so searching online is a great option to find the perfect job. When searching online, it is important to know what type of position or field that one is looking for since the online job search can be so vast. Instead of browsing all of the postings in one particular location, do research in advance to gain knowledge of job titles related to the desired occupation and search for those job titles. This saves time and frustration. The major job boards listed below are great resources, but if you are looking for a specific field or company be sure to check out specific company websites or sites related to your specific career field.
Handshake at LSU
A centralized online job and career system for LSU students and alumni. Available full-time, part-time, summer, internship, co-op and volunteer opportunities are posted by employers and alumni who are interested in hiring LSU students. You can search by industry, functional area, job type, geographic location, keywords and more. The job board updates daily, so visit often!
External Job Boards
Boost your chances of additional job opportunities and browse external job boards. Job boards allow you to search for more jobs in your areas of interest along with showing you different salary ranges. Browsing these sites will help you set realistic salary ranges and understand what skills are needed for each job.
Fraudulent Job Postings
We work hard to keep fraudulent postings out of Careers2Geaux by using some common “red flags” typically considered suspicious. While red flags don’t automatically remove a job posting, we research the company and posting if suspicion arises before making a decision. When it comes to external job boards, you should research suspicious companies or postings, too (or don’t apply). This guide outlines red flags so you, too, can attempt to identify such scam or fraudulent postings. Our position: Never apply for a suspicious job.
LSU Olinde Career Center’s Wetpaint Page
For a listing of sites related to specific fields, demographics or locations, take a look at our Wetpaint page, which compiles all the sites that our office finds that may be relevant for our students. The links are broken down into specific categories based on their content and their specific market making it easier to find the perfect site for your tailored job search.
Louisiana Job Connection
LouisianaJobConnection.com - Louisiana Economic Development created this online recruitment website that will match potential job seekers with Louisiana employment opportunities in Baton Rouge and around the state of Louisiana. This website provides an in-depth skills-based job matching platform that will match job seekers with the jobs for which they are most qualified.
Major Job Boards
*The LSU Olinde Career Center cannot confirm the authenticity of any job posting on the job boards listed above. We encourage students to be diligent and carefile in their online job search.
- Know what you are searching for. Browsing through 1000’s of job postings looking for the perfect one typically leaves you with no perfect job and a disheartened feeling. Skip the browsing and search for specific jobs. Use sites like the O*Net to research other related job titles for the jobs you are looking for.
- Be patient. Put time in every day looking for new postings. There may not be a job posted today that you find intriguing, but there may be one tomorrow.
- Network! Even though you are searching/applying for jobs online does not mean that networking should stop. When you find a job posted online, take some time to figure out if you are connected with someone at that specific company. Reach out to those contacts before applying, they may have some insight for you. Applicants who do not have contacts at companies are fighting an uphill battle, not an impossible one by any means but still a difficult one.