What can you do when you have to find a job?
In today’s challenging economy, it’s not easy, but there are steps you can take to expedite your job search and improve your chances of getting hired. Spending some time to get your job search in order, keeping it organized, focused, and on track will help you find a job faster than if you don’t have a plan.
Start Here With Your Online Job Search
Online job search resources, including job search sites, job search engines, networking sites, resume posting, we have many helpful resources to get you search underway. The Chamber’s Job Listings are a great place to begin. Job listings, job banks, job sites, employment opportunities listed by location and career field, and other resources to help find a job are available. Chamber members who are looking to hire post their new jobs daily to our website. It’s a great asset and should be the first place you look to get hired.
Job Search Engines.
Use a job search engine to search all the top job sites, company sites, and online newspapers. There are a variety of job search engine sites that will search all the job sites to capture new job postings.
Help Wanted Ads
Are you using the help wanted classified ads when you look for jobs? If not, you should be. Local and regional employers don’t always post on the major jobs sites like Monster. Instead, they will advertise in their local newsletter to avoid being overwhelmed with applicants and, in many cases, because they are not interested in paying relocation costs.
Networking can sound intimidating and a little bit scary, but, it doesn’t have to be and it really does work. Being a chamber member puts you in touch with the most successful companies in the community and we promote special events and job fairs to help get job seekers in touch with member companies.
Headhunters, Search Firms and Employment Agencies
Who’s who in the world of employment recruiting, when to use a headhunter, and how to select a recruiter who will work effectively for you? Several Chamber members offer this unique service.