Here at FirstJob we try to help new graduates achieve those first steps towards success, but it's sometimes still a shock when success happens to find us. In September we were included in Forbes.com's list of The Top 100 Websites For Your Career; listed alongside places like the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, Monster.com, and Indeed. It's a huge honor and an absolute pleasure to be part of this article, and profiled specifically for our focus on junior level talent and expert career advice.
Job searching is one of the most frustrating experiences of the modern era, especially for those who have graduated from post-secondary institutions in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis. We've all been there; it's no lie that job searching is a full time job in and of itself, especially if you're unsure about your exact goals or are facing a potential relocation in order to work in your desired field. New graduates have come up, time and time again, with the old Catch-22: you need years of experience to get what seems like a basic level job, but you can't get that experience until you get a relevant job.
That's why FirstJob is so unique and why we take pride in being featured for our contributions to the employment search experience. We built FirstJob to specifically help recent graduates connect with employers who can offer them internships, entry level positions, and stepping stones on the path to a fulfilling career; it's a specific niche to help you avoid hours of sorting through hundreds of job postings only to be met with barriers. At the same time FirstJob helps employers decrease costs and cut down time from post to hire by offering the industry's largest database of college educated job seekers and a suite of tools that helps recruiters narrow down candidates to find the right choice quickly and easily. The growth of FirstJob has been amazing so far, and we're hoping to make it even better for you, the job seekers; we want to provide you with the advice, resources, and opportunities to make your ambitions into a reality. To be on the same list as Monster.com is overwhelmingly generous, and we like to think that the attention is coming because we're helping people.
If you haven't yet, you should absolutely head over to Forbes and check out the entire list. There are some really fantastic resources there (other than us, of course!), and we extend congratulations to the other small job-seeking sites that were featured alongside us.