Can you find a good job on the Internet? For some people, looking for positions online is the preferred method of finding work. This is especially true for college students, many of whom have been plugged into computer screens since they were born.

To help online job seekers enhance their chance of success, I spoke to career coach Mark SwartzMark. Back in 1997, he wrote Get Wired, You're Hired: The Canadian Internet Job Search Guide. The book, now in its third edition, sells for $29.99 at his website, www.careeractivist.com.

Here's his advice for students and recent graduates:
Check out the websites of employers that interest you. Medium to large companies often devote a section to employment. You can register, post your resumé and get email alerts when jobs open up that fit your specifications. Go to job boards that cater to students, such as
WorkopolisCampus.com and JobPostings.ca. Try one of the federal government's websites aimed at students, http://www.youth.gc.ca and http://www.jobbank.gc.ca. You'll find links to jobs in specialized fields (education, science and technology, finance, hospitality, health, arts and the environment)

Be efficient with your time. Use job aggregators, which gather ads from a wide range of websites in one location. Try Indeed Canada (canada.indeed.com), WantedJobs.com (click Canada), Nicejob.ca or Eluta.ca. "It helps if you have an idea of what you want to do, at least a general direction," Swartz tells students. "You also need marketing material, such as a polished and targeted resumé and a customized covering letter."