Maybe you're just out of college or hvac technical school, looking for your first full-time job. Maybe you're looking to move in or out of the hvac industry after years in the same, tiresome position. Maybe you're just curious about what's out there. No matter. There's only one place to start your search - on the Web. The Internet Business Network, a research firm based in Mill Valley, CA, estimates that the Web is home to 100,000 job-related sites and 2.5 million résumés. Let's rock!
The Monster Board (www.monster.com) is, in fact, Résumé City. The site's job bank, posts more than 300,000 openings on average and more than 300,000 résumés. It really is a monster. Monster.com will hold your résumé online for up to one year. Then it asks for an update. The site has a wonderful search agent and a privacy feature that lets you hide your name and contact information from employers. But unless you disguise the name of your current employer, that information will be visible. Creative resources and events, such as weekly career fairs that feature companies from specific geographic areas or industries, and their highly "communitized" bulletin board round out the site's almost perfect offering. This is my number-one choice.