Big job listing websites, like Monster and CareerBuilder, are certainly great places to begin your job hunt—but don’t stop there. Whether you’ve been out of work for some time now, or you’re looking to switch jobs, the following are just some of the many different ways you can find work:
It may seem like an outdated approach, but employers still place job wanted ads in local newspapers. Scan the listings and see if anything interesting grabs your attention.
Job fairs are a great way to meet new people, network, and find out what local companies are hiring. Next time there’s a job fair in your area, bring several copies of your resume, a positive attitude, and dress for success. You may just find your next job!
From big corporations to small mom-and-pop shops, more and more businesses will announce news of an open position for the first time on their social media accounts. Follow businesses you’re interested in on LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter to stay in the loop.
Another way to find out about a specific company you’re interested in is by checking their own website. A lot of businesses just post job ads on their own websites, rather than place ads on major job listing websites.
Your current network
Tell friends, family, and former co-workers that you’re looking for a new job and ask if they know of anything available. A lot of companies will attempt to hire internally or through current employees’ referrals when a position opens up, before placing a job ad.
Industry-specific job listing sites
Although Monster, CareerBuilder, and Craigslist may be the pioneers when it comes to job listing websites, don’t underestimate the advantages of smaller job sites. Many job listing sites are out there that target specific industries, and depending on your field, you may easily find several industry-specific job listing sites that are relevant (or an exact match) to what you’re looking for.
Contact a recruiter
Working with a local recruiter can save you a lot of time and can help you find job opportunities that you wouldn’t even know about otherwise. Find a local recruiter agency that focuses on your specific industry and send over your resume.
Consider an internship
If you’re still in college or recently graduated, consider getting an internship if you’re just starting out in a particular industry. Some internships offer low pay, others are just in exchange for college credit, and some will offer both. An internship may not seem like the most appealing option, but they can be a great way to gain experience in the field you’re interested in. If you perform well, the company may offer you a paying full-time job once the internship is up.
Whether calling or visiting in person, reaching out directly to specific businesses and asking if they’re hiring may work in your favor. Depending on your field, the job you’re looking for, and the type of company you want to contact, this approach may or may not be a good idea. This may bother some hiring managers, whereas others may take it as a sign of ambition. It’s up to you to decide whether it makes sense for the places you want to work at and if this is a good approach. But if you’ve got nothing to lose and you’ve been out of work for a while now, it could be worth a shot.
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Nothing above is meant to provide financial, legal, or tax advice. You should meet with appropriate professionals for such services.