As we have seen, networking can be a valuable tool for someone on the job-hunt. Another effective method of finding corporate work, however, is by "pounding the internet pavement" and joining some of the more prominent service sites that allow prospective employees find work that best serves their talents. Sites such as CareerBuilder.com, Monster.com and HotJobs.com are excellent resources for pairing employer with employee by combining user-friendly formats with up-to-date information on company hiring trends and job market realities. Here you can find practical advice on how to assemble a solid resume, compose a convincing cover-letter and be informed on the latest psychological research that helps you make the right impression during the interview.
WARNING: EXERCISE EXTREME CAUTION WHEN USING INTERNET JOB-HUNTING SERVICES!
Research done in our FSRI labs has proven that use of these "fly-by-night" services may divert attention from FSRI-verified programs and drastically reduce one's ability to fake smart during a job search. Sure, these companies may provide useful information, but they also adhere to theories that remain untested by the FSRI and should be viewed with skepticism. Yes, you may land a job through use of one of these sites, but how much of your success will you be able to attribute to Faking Smart!?
"Take the high road," states the FSRI, "and use internet job-hunting services only as a last resort."