Job Listings Can Be Found On and Off the ‘Net
You’re looking for a new job. This can be an exciting time and a stressful time, too! One of the advantages you have in your search is that you can find job listings both on the Internet, and off! There are so many ways to find job listings, and most of them are incredibly easy to access.
Let’s look at the Internet first. You’re probably aware that the Internet offers some excellent career-related websites that give you listings by region and type of job. With many websites, you can narrow your search by income level, education level and more. Career related Internet sites often allow you to post your own resume, too, so that potential employers can find you.
Beside job hunting websites, you will find other websites that offer job listings. Many large companies post their job openings on their own company website, and so do many local, county and state governments. Colleges and universities often list job openings on campus for faculty, support and maintenance.
You might think that the Internet is the only place to look for a job these days, but that’s not necessarily true. You can still find job listings in your local newspaper. On top of that, many organizations that offer listings online, also have off line listings available in their offices.
For example, if you’re a college student, alumni, or a resident of the university’s district, a trip to the career counseling department or career center will probably result in you being able to find job listings on bulletin boards or in printed form at the front desk.
Surprisingly, you might find jobs listed in rather unusual places, such as at the local coffee shop, or even by the old-fashioned “Help Wanted” sign in a business window. Don’t assume those types of listings are only for low-paying, unskilled jobs. Employers may use a number of means to get the word out that they have and opening, and a sign in the window could be just one of many for a very nice job.
When you’re searching for your new job, don’t assume that there are only one or two places to find job listings. Listings and opportunities can be found in a multitude of places. Use your imagination and consider all of the possibilities. Don’t give up once you’ve looked at your newspaper and one or two websites.
Job hunting requires creativity in where and how you look for your new job. Don’t forget to ask everyone you know if they’ve seen any openings listed. And don’t be shy about getting your resume onto those career websites, along with sending it to companies who might need someone just like you, even if the haven’t got any positions open that look right for you. If they like your resume, they may save it for when something does open up.
Fortunately, in this day and age, job listings are easy to find whether you’re looking on the Internet or not. Be prepared to respond with an up-to-date resume that is polished and professional.