8 Great Resources for Landing a Job

Big Fish“If you don’t know where you are going, you will wind up somewhere else!” – Yogi Berra

The vast volume of job search information on the Internet is overwhelming. From countless job search sites, to endless blogs and company career sites you could spend years just looking at all of the data. Of course the real key to finding a job is actually spending time making contacts (including applying to advertisements or search site postings). There is a fine balance between spending the time to prepare (resumes, cover letters, researching companies, etc.) versus spending the time searching (applying for jobs, searching job search sites, networking, etc.).

Schedule Your Time – Of course it all depends whether you are looking for a job full time or if you are currently working and looking for a job in your spare time. You should set a schedule to ensure you balance your search. Doesn’t matter whether you pick specific days to do specific tasks or limit your time each day to specific tasks, the key is to plan your time.

Make Your Target List – Take the time to create a list of recruiters, job search sites, companies and your network. It’s worth the effort to do your research up front rather than an unorganized “hunt and peck” approach.

Advertise, Advertise, Advertise – If no one knows you are looking for a job they can’t hire you, can they. There are many ways you can raise your profile, from LinkedIn to Job Search Sites to Company Career sites.

Search While You Sleep – Leverage job alerts from a selected number of job search sites and company career sites. Done correctly, you will get email notices when jobs are posted that match your search criteria.

Good luck in your search.



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