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A Look At GIS & Location-Based Industry Job Sites

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The Internet is a valuable tool and when used to its full potential can provide a staggering amount of information. The proliferation of employment and career focussed websites has affected many of us. It seems like every day a new career site, career exchange, consultants directory, or other employment focussed resource hits the web. The Geo-spatial and location-based communities have embraced these resources. As a result, a number of popular career, and employment focussed web sites are now daily surfing stops for a number of us. Many people, including myself, cruise the listings on a daily basis, not really looking for a new job, but keeping abreast of what else is out there with the hopes that some day a posting might catch your eye and change your life forever. I can recall in the past, successfully securing job offers when I wasn't even seriously looking. I figured, what the heck, I'll send in an application and see what happens. In the past I've turned down offers from a County in Nevada, a consulting firm in Alberta, and a large oil company in Saudi Arabia (who called me for an interview at 3 AM!). The opportunities are huge, and your next job may take you to another hemisphere! The following article is a summary of some of the popular job resources available on the web.

The GeoCommunity Career Center was not reviewed since we are obviously biased! FYI, The Geocommunity Career Center provides free job and resume posting, as well as posting for consultants and recent graduates. We also provide a number of job related features, and link to job hunting resources and other job related websites. The GeoCommunity Career Center has taken off in popularity with steady traffic growth every month since its inception almost a year ago. In any given month, at least 100 job vacancies are posted here.

The author has assigned a subjective rating to each website listed. Rating is based the website's ease of use, apparent usefulness, appearance, organization, content, and perceived $value. Sites have been rated using the § symbol. Five §'s being the highest rating possible.

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