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    By Mike Musgrove
    Washington Post Staff Writer
    March 26, 1999

     
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    Hunting for a job is a lonely activity; part of the appeal of job-hunting sites is the tiny bit of online camaraderie/gallows humor you get from other folks at these sites' bulletin board and chat areas. Most job sites ask for a lot of information about you up front, which can get tedious – but it's just part of an effort to try and help you figure out what you can realistically expect and what you'd be willing to consider.

    CAREERMOSAIC
    http://www.careermosaic.com
    This site doesn't have as large a database of employers as the other two below. What's unique about this site, though, is its "CollegeConnection" area, which features advice and links for students and recent graduates and a new "Alumni Network" section that hopes to help recent grads work that valuable angle of the job-hunting game.

    HOTJOBS.COM
    http://www.hotjobs.com
    This site can sometimes be tricky to navigate, but it does have a huge pool of jobs listed. It also offers a control feature that will help you keep your employer from finding out that you're on the hunt – but only if your current paycheck provider is one of the 1,000 "member companies."

    MONSTER.COM
    http://www.monster.com
    Another huge job-hunting site; post your resume here and this site will tell you how many people have clicked on it. This can either be a positive feature or a discouraging one, of course, but a job hunter I know says this site actually made the process of looking for work "kind of fun."

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