When the Job Market Gets Tough, the Tough Go Meta-Searching

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Finding that perfect job in the current market is now more competitive than ever. The latest trend in online job searching is to use job meta-search engines that combine jobs from a variety of job sites on a single search results page.

Scott is an IT consultant who has been unemployed for more than 2 months. "When I hit the two-month mark it begins to feel normal, which is definitely not a good state of mind when you are in my field," he says.

The latest Department of Labor monthly survey of employers shows that firms 'specializing in computer-systems design and related services' added 4500 new jobs between April and May. But at 1.107 million jobs that still represents an 18% drop since the sector's peak in March 2001.

"IT consulting is definitely not what it used to be. There are more consultants these days with less work to go around," says Scott. To supplement his job search, he has started using tools like the advanced job search provided by WorkZoo.com. WorkZoo (http://www.workzoo.com/) searches a selection of the largest job sites in the USA, combines the results and sorts them by relevance based on your skills and location.

According to Mark Maunder, lead designer of the search technology behind WorkZoo.com "Our job search is real-time, which means we actually search the job sites while you wait. The results you get are a snapshot of what is out there right now. We currently search the 12 largest sites in the USA and the same number in the United Kingdom with more job sites on their way."

Nancy, a technical author and regular visitor to the site says WorkZoo helps her get an idea of which job sites are carrying the type of job she is looking for. "It's also a way to scan the largest job sites quickly if I am in a rush", she says.

The outlook for Scott and Nancy may be improving. The US department of Labour says the economy added almost a quarter of a million jobs in May. But until we return to the boom times of the late nineties, job seekers will need every weapon in their job search armory.

For more information or to start your job search, visit http://www.workzoo.com/
For press enquiries please contact pr@workzoo.com.

About WorkZoo.com:

Mark Maunder and Kerry Boyte founded WorkZoo.com in December 2001 as a UK job search while working as IT consultants in London. Since then WorkZoo has expanded to include the United States. It is currently run from their home in Aliso Viejo, California and is a privately held company incorporated as ZipTree Inc.

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