Job Search Sources

There are many tools that you can use in getting the job that you want or at least work that you need right now. From networking to radio advertisements, these tools will help you get the job that you want in no time.

But like most tools, their ability to help you is only based on how you use them. Each of the job search tools you can find should be properly handled so that they would work to your advantage. If they are smartly used, a job might be waiting to be discovered but disaster could happen when these tools are mishandled.

Online Job Search

The most popular tool for job search today is to use the internet. As companies choose different job search websites to post the available positions, millions are using job search websites to find the available job they prefer. With patience and persistent research, almost any type of job could be found online.

However, online job search might not work to your advantage especially if you use them to SPAM employers with your resume. While companies are seeking new employees, they don’t just accept resumes randomly. Before you send each resume, make sure that the companies who will receive your resume are expecting resumes. Spamming your resume to different companies will only decrease your chances of being considered in the future.

Proper Use of Networking

Networking is seen as a very effective tool in job search. Through the right networking, you’ll be able to gain some “insider information” on the available, yet unpublished vacancies. Through networking you should be able to gain recommendations which will greatly help especially if your experience and education are almost the same (or even less) compared to other job applicants.

What you need to remember about networking is that they only offer the opportunity and not the job itself. Although you should be able to gain the attention of employers because of networking, it doesn’t mean that you can just use their name again and again before being employed. Once your network has introduced you to the job, it’s still up to you to show them what you can do through your resume, cover letter and interviews.

Traditional Job Search

Unfortunately, traditional job search is often being ignored as more people seek online assistance to land a job. But if you pick up your Sunday newspaper, you’ll still see companies advertising not only on the products they sell but they also advertise if they are seeking applicants for their company.

Never ignore this form of job search. Your local radio, television and newspaper are great sources of job vacancies no matter how popular and recommended searching for a job online. Local sources of information are often not shared online which means the job is only visible locally. You have less competition with a better chance of gaining employment.

The internet, networking and traditional job search techniques should be properly handled. They all provide a way for a better job which could lead to a great career as long as they are properly used.

Editorial Team at Geekinterview is a team of HR and Career Advice members led by Chandra Vennapoosa.

Editorial Team – who has written posts on Online Learning.

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