Job Search Excuse: “There are no jobs out there”. Well, “Cut the Crap, Get a Job” as there are jobs. You just need help on how to find the right jobs for you. This is a new era and so much has changed since the last time you may have searched. There are more sources than time in a day. Therefore, based on your job search goal, you need to select the right sources.
First, get organized with a job search tracking tool (Microsoft Excel, Word, OneNote). Then spend hours with the sources below. Have a plan to spend a certain amount of time on each source. Daily, weekly, re-visiting the source regularly and put all of your time commitments in your calendar.
Here is a simplified way to sort through all of the online sources: Naturally, you will find others so please share your tricks to others as a comment on this blog.
|A.||General Job Search Engines||https://www.monster.com/|
|B.||Local Job Engines||www.craigslist.org|
Local Newspaper Classifieds Online
|C.||Networking and Job Search Sites; Social Media||https://wwwLinkedIn.com|
https://wwwViadeo.com (Europe, Latin America)
|D.||Company Websites||Your target companies have “career” or “jobs” sites. Many have search agents, too so you receive new jobs as they are listed.|
|E.||Local Publications – Online or Print||https://www.bizjournals.com/|
|F.||Job Search Agents||All the major job sites in section A. above and many others have search agents and some web sites specialize in sending announcements.|
Use job search agents to sign up and receive job listings by email. All the major job sites have search agents and some web sites specialize in sending announcements.
|G.||E-Mail Your Network||Your professional and personal connections from your past and present including:|
https://www.dice.com/ for Technology
Search industry association websites, too.
|J.||Alumni Websites||Your school’s Career Services section on their website. Colleges, Universities, Community Colleges, Vocational and Trade Schools.|
|K.||Recent College Graduate Job Sites||https://www.collegegrad.com/|
Or use “entry level jobs” in your keyword search on the general engines in section A. above.
|L.||Part-Time Job Search Engines||https://wwwpart-time.careerbuilder.com/|
Or use “part-time” in your keyword search on the general engines in section A. above
|M.||Work At Home Job Search Engines||Most websites in section A.|
Search using “telecommute” or “telecommuting” as a keyword to find legitimate work at home job listings.
You do need access to the internet to use these sources. If you don’t have a PC, go to your local library, borrow a friend’s, or examine if this very important process merits investing in monthly payments on a new or used PC. Keep coming back to my blog and sign up for my newsletter at https://wwwdanamaciagli.com.