The Four Legs of Job Search

I was in a meeting the other day, went to sit down on a chair and almost fell. It turns out that one of the four legs was broken (although you could not tell because the chair was still standing). Funny thing, three perfectly good legs, one bum leg and the chair can’t be used! Yeah, you might be able to sit on it if you didn’t lean to the side where the leg was broken but at some point you would probably fall off. Job search is much the same. There are four legs you should use in your job hunt. While you might get away with two or three, four is more likely to give you a balanced search and increase your chances of landing a job. For me, the “four legs” of job search are Recruiters, Job Search Sites, Networking (and Social Networks) and Company Career sites.

Recruiters:

  • The Top 50 Best Job Search Sites You Need to Know About (from Rileyguide.com) – A wonderful list of recruiters and a great place to start. This is a list of lists (some free, some paid). You can spend days here using all of the resources (just don’t forget about the other four chairs).

Job Search Sites:

Social Networks:

  • List of social networking websites – A great list of social networks from our friends at Wikipedia.org, In addition to listing the names and a brief description, the list provides additional information regarding registration.

Company Career Sites:

  • Links to Jobs at Company Career Sites – This list, from CareerAlley.com (wait a minute, that’s me!), is a good start for your list. Don’t forget the links at the bottom of the page. Also check out:
  • 15 Links to the Best Places to Work – If you are going to look at company career sites, why not look at the best companies to work for. This link is a Google search.

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