Job seekers can apply for jobs online using job search sites such as Monster, CareerBuilder, Indeed and Snagajob. In addition, many companies post their job openings on their websites and accept applications via email or web form.
Over half of mid-sized companies and nearly all large businesses post job openings and applications on their company websites. To apply, individuals must enter standard application information into a web form and upload resumes and cover letters. Many companies use application tracking software to screen applicants and collect information, but others simply request an email to a human resources contact person. Some companies may require additional information as part of the application process, including references and skills assessments.
Companies that do not have the resources to maintain independent job application portals often post open positions on larger employment websites such as Monster and CareerBuilder. Users on these sites create profiles by entering employment history and academic information or uploading resumes and cover letters. This information can then be communicated to multiple job posters at once in order to simplify the application process. Job seekers can also set up alerts when certain types of jobs are available in a specific area or can post a resume publicly for companies to review.