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||http://www.monster.com/
|B.||Local Job Engines||www.craigslist.org
Local Newspaper Classifieds Online
|C.||Networking and Job Search Sites; Social Media||http://LinkedIn.com
http://Viadeo.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||http://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:
http://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||http://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||http://part-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 http://danamaciagli.com.