How to Use Career Builder

by Michele Martinez

If you’re looking for a job or just a change in your career, Career Builder is a site you will want to look into. Career Builder offers free job searching services. If you are interested in learning about this site and how it works read through this guide. It will help you understand how to navigate easily through the Career Builder site.

Log on to

Select a job category and click “Find Job”. There are plenty of them, 58 in all so you should be able to find a category that fits your skill set.

Narrow your search. Start by clicking on the state you are interested in getting a job or career in. Next, click on the city. If you make a mistake or want to change any of these just click on the word "Off." You can continue to narrow it down by choosing the company you would like to work for.

View the Search Results which are listed below the “Narrow Search” box. They are listed conveniently under headings revealing their specific location, when they were posted, the company that is offering the job, and a description of the job or career itself. At this point you can view the job in more detail by clicking on the title. You can save the job listing to “MyCareerBuilder.” You then can easily apply by clicking on the “Apply Now” tab. Click your browser’s back button to go back to your search results.

Click on “Advanced Search” to narrow down your search results to match only those jobs that you are more willing to apply for. This includes employment type which allows you to choose among full-time, part-time, contractor, intern, or seasonal/temporary jobs. This section also narrows down your job search when you input your desired salary amount.

Click on “Job Alerts” to have Career Builder email you updates on new jobs fitting your criteria. This is one of Career Builder’s most valuable tools. You could to have job alerts in your email box daily if you choose.

Upload your resume by using their “My Resume Stats” box. Here you can upload your resume and get resume help. By uploading your resume on Career Builder you have a greater chance of being found by employers for a job or career. Career Builder has many other helpful tools on their site such job recommendations and advice.


  • check • Be careful not to narrow yourself out of a job. It is possible to have zero job search results if your search requirements are too narrow.
  • check • Consider going back to college to increase the marketability of your skills.

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About the Author

Based in central New York, Michele Martinez has been writing self-help articles since 2007. Her articles have appeared on eHow, Associated Content and Helium. She attended Mohawk Valley Community College and has over 20 years of experience in the areas of aviation, real estate, student loans and education.

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