Wednesday, December 2, 2009

5 Great Ways to Look for a Job

1) Go to a career fair. Attending career fairs is a great because you can directly approach a great number of employers in a day. You can send out resumes to hiring staffs, instead of having to complete applications one by one. Hiring managers also attend these fairs, so you could personally meet the one responsible for hiring you. If you are still in school, you may be able to go to career fairs sponsored by your school - contact your career center and it may be able to help locate jobs for both current students and graduates.

2) Look for job websites online. Many employers are posting employment opportunities on-line – check out our “top job search engine links” for resources. If you already have a company in mind, most companies provide online job applications or contact information on their websites.

3) Network! Tell your friends and family that you are looking for a job. They may know of some openings at their workplaces, or know someone who is looking to hire an employee with your skills.

4) Go to your city's Human Resources office. Most cities have human resources offices that can help you find employment within city government or at local companies. Be sure to make use of their resources which are for people looking for jobs like you. Another city source can be local city colleges, there are a variety of positions, good pay, and often benefits.

5) Remember the printing press is still in use. The Internet makes it easier to contact employers, but you also have other resources such as newspapers and magazines. Look for jobs the traditional way, perusing classified ads printed in the newspapers. There are career magazines that post ads from employers looking to hire.

These are just a few suggestions for your job search, if you have any more please comment!

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