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Tips for finding a job online

Online job hunting is one of the most popular ways of finding a job now

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One of the most common ways to find a job now is through the Internet. This can be a great way to reach prospective employers and find work that you’re interested in. Here are our tips for job hunting online.

How to search for work online

Major jobs websites

Websites like, JobsIreland,, and should be your first port of call. You can search by the kind of work you’re interested in and geographical location, and it will present you with options that fit your criteria. You can also subscribe to their newsletters to receive job updates daily.

Websites specific to your area of interest

Some websites will have jobs listings for specifics fields of work that may not be listed on the mainstream websites like For example, if you are interested in working in IT, check out

School careers websites

If you are a student, your college/university will likely have their own website with job postings. For example, check out Trinity College Dublin's careers website.

Local business

Businesses in your local area may list jobs in the local paper or on websites like

Facebook groups

Facebook can be a brilliant place to find jobs because there are lots of groups in which people share job listings. Search “Dublin jobs” for example to find groups that list jobs in the Dublin area.


Sometimes, jobs are advertised on Twitter. It can be especially useful to search the #jobfairy hashtag.


LinkedIn can be a really handy way to connect with potential employers. If you don’t have one, set one up. Learn more on our guide to LinkedIn

Google yourself

It can be a good idea to Google yourself to make sure no embarrassing photos from social media like Facebook show up in the first page.

If there is anything on your social media you wouldn’t want a potential employer to see, make sure to keep your social media accounts on private.

Visit our Online Safety Hub for more information on how to do this.

Need more information?

We are here to answer your questions and talk through your options. Our online chat service is for 16 to 25 year olds and is available Monday to Friday, 4pm to 8pm. Chat to us now about your situation.

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Published Novem­ber 14th2016
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