Resume Help Job Search
So the resume writing is done. Now what do you do with the resume? Sometimes finding a job is as simple as knowing where to look. Unfortunately, most job hunters do not know where to begin their job search. Job seekers may be reentering the job force, they could be leaving a job that they have held for several years, or could be brand new to the job hunt.
Whatever the case may be, there are ways to ensure you are successful in your job seeking efforts. One of the most effective ways to secure a job position is to know where to look job openings. You have assessed your resume skills, now you need job hunting skills.
Job Search Engines
Employers seeking employees promote their positions in different ways. Traditionally job seekers turn to the newspaper’s “help wanted” section to find job openings. However, the Internet has created a dynamic shift. This dynamic shift allows employers to post their job opening quickly and effectively. Moreover, job seekers can search for positions effectively. A job search engine allows the employer to specify what type of position they have available, and allows the job seeker to specify what positions are of interest.
Not all online job search engines are created equal. Some search engines develop a niche area; these search engines only post job openings for a specific industry. Others attempt to be the “Google” of job hunting and tap into all industries, boasting to be the ‘largest’ job site online. Job seekers should use whichever type of search engine best fits their needs. To determine which site you should use, you must first decide:
1. If you have a specialty that would allow you to use a site that was specifically designed for an industry.
2. If you are looking for a job within a salary range, but have no industry preference.
If you have a specialty area and would like to use a site designed for your industry, then you will need to do a little research before you can start your job search. Use a search engine to search for ‘job search engines’ with your specialty area.
EX: “Secondary Education” and “Job search engine”
Result: any site that specializes in hosting job openings for people specializing in secondary education.
Create a list of the sites that are shown. If you use one site and find that you are not satisfied with the results that you are given, that does not mean that a position that meets your needs is not out there. You need to look on another site.
If you are looking for a job within a salary range, and do not prefer a job title, using a search engine that allows you to search by salary will be your best fit. Likewise, if you need immediate employment, one of these sites will get you a job quicker than a niche search engine.
Job Search Options
The first thing on every job hunter’s list should be to get a copy of Employer Secrets and How to use Them to Get the Job and Pay You Want. The information in this book will give any job candidate an edge with a major advantage.
www.simplyhired.com is a site unlike most available online. Job seekers use keywords and zip codes to search for desired positions in specific locations. Then, the site searches their database, along with other job search engines, to find a position similar to that of your search requirements. This site also allows users to find the average salary of specific industries and job titles. Job seekers can also check out employment trends.
www.careerchange.com is a consulting group designed to help job seekers find their dream job. The site is a resource center, as no search option is available. Instead, users hire a professional to search for jobs for them. Then, these professionals guide the job seeker through the job seeking/interviewing process. To begin, a job seeker needs to send his or her resume in to the company, and then the company will contact you with a game plan. If the job seeker feels that the company can help them, they will contractually agree to work with the company at a negotiated cost. However, if the job seeker does not wish to further their relationship, they will have no leads and must find another avenue to search for employment.
www.risesmart.com is a site designed for the job seeker with very little time to search for a position. RiseSmart specializes in jobs boasting of salaries over 100,000. By signing up for the site, a job seeker is designated a concierge who searches job posting on the Web (that fit your search criteria), and listens to you to ensure that they are searching for jobs that will provide the results you need. RiseSmart offers a three-day trial, but after your trial period is up you will have to pay for their services.
www.monster.com is one of the largest search engines available for job seekers. Monster.com allows users to post their resumes directly to the site and search for openings posted by employers. These services are provided at no cost. The site provides access to career advice and information on job fairs. Monster.com posts jobs in multiple industries. The site also allows employers to search through job seekers. Users who do not have a resume can build a resume on Monster.com. However, the resume you post on Monster cannot be transferred to another site.
www.craigslist.com is the king of internet free classifieds. Since the barrier of entry for ad placement is as easy as a door off the hinges, there are plenty of junk ads. However many legitimate companies advertise open positions here as well. As with any job hunting, make sure you know who you are sending your resume to when possible. When you leave your house, always know where you are going to apply or have an interview and make sure someone else knows where you are going also.
The Internet is a great resource to tap into when searching for jobs. Because posting jobs online is becoming increasingly popular, job seekers need to know how to use the new technology to their advantage. Remember that jobs are always available. Using one site may not produce the results you are seeking, so looking at other options will provide you different ways to find the job you have always wanted.
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