Job Search Strategies and Resources

You need a job. What’s the best way to find one?

Looking for a new job can be a daunting task. Conducting an effective job search will improve your chance of success. Thankfully, there are many online resources available to job seekers that offer everything from resume writing tips to job search strategies.

Getting Started on a Job Search

Before you begin your job search, ask yourself some questions. What type of job are you looking for? Is there a particular company you would like to work for? What types of positions are you qualified for? How much income do you require?

The answers to these questions will give you a clearer idea of how to proceed with your job search.

Here are some places that can help you get started in the right direction:

Getting Organized before you Begin Your Job Search

5 Essential Things To Know Before You Start A Job Search

How to Start a Job Search

Before You Start Your Job Search

Before you begin…

Finding Your Dream Job

The next step in your job search is finding a position that matches your talents and experience. Networking with friends and colleagues is an effective strategy for discovering an opening. The internet is also a useful resource for locating an open position.

Here are a few of the more popular job search engine sites. Many employers use these sites to find candidates for their open positions:

Career Builder

Monster

Indeed

Simply Hired

Snag A Job

Top 15 Most Popular Job Websites

Craigslist

In addition, most states have job banks that contain listings of available positions in their particular state.

Social media sites like LinkedIn also post job openings

Visit a company’s website. Many companies post their job openings on the website.

Getting the Job: Cover Letters, Resumes and Interviewing

You’ve found a position that fits with your career objectives. Now comes the most critical part of the job search process: How do you convince a potential employer that you’re the best choice for the job?

The Resume

A well written resume is your most important and effective job search tool. An employer will use your resume to determine if you are a right fit for a particular position.

There are many different resume formats. Which one is right for you is determined by numerous factors. Remember there is no “one size fits all” resume; you should modify the information to fit the position you are applying for.

Here’s some places to find tips on creating a resume:

How To Create A Resume

Professional Resume Builder

Creating a Resume

Write Your Resume Online – Free Resume Creator

How to Write a Resume

Tips for Writing a Resume in an Online World

Resume Writing Examples

Basic Resume Generator

Free Resume Builder

The Cover Letter

Accompanying your resume should be your cover letter. The cover letter is important because it is usually your first contact with a potential employer. Your cover letter should be short and to the point, complementing the information on your resume and emphasizing why you are a good choice for a particular position.

Here are some places to get tips for writing an effective cover letter:

How To Write a Cover Letter

Creating a Killer Cover Letter

Create a Cover Letter That Gets Results

Free Cover Letter Creator

What Makes a Good Cover Letter According to Companies

The Interview

Your resume and cover letter has led an employer to consider you for their open position. Now they want to meet you in person for an interview. This is the point in the process where you will close the deal, so you’ll want to make the best impression possible

10 Job Interview Tips

Job Interview Tips

Secrets to a Successful Job Interview

Preparing for the Successful Job Interview

Tips to Make Your Job Interview Successful

Sharpen Your Interview Skills

Job Interviews: 10 Ways to Tell You’ve Gotten the Job

After the interview, it’s always a good idea to send a thank you letter to the people you spoke with.

You’ve Got a Job!

You’ve been contacted by the company you interviewed with. Congratulations! They’ve selected you for the position. Here are some tips when starting a job:

Ten Tricks to Starting Your New Job on the Right Foot

Starting a New Job

Ten Tips for Starting a New Job

Your Job…Your Rights…Your Responsibility

8 Workplace Rights Your Employer Might Not Tell You About

The Ten (Make That 15) Commandments of Keeping Your Job

Good luck with your job search! Remember not to get discouraged, keep looking!

 

You can read this article at: http://www.aboutunemployment.org/job-search/
 

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Job Search Strategies and Resources

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