Starting the search for a new job can be daunting, no matter what rung of the career ladder you are on. Here are some practical suggestions on how to begin your job search and maximize the chances of finding your next dream role.
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Search the Internet
General job boards such as Monster, Indeed, and Career Builder allow you to search through hundreds of roles by industry, location, salary and/or job type. You can also register with these sites to receive free daily emails full of potential jobs that match your specified criteria.
Although a more traditional way to find a job, national and state-based newspapers are still a good source of advertised vacancies. They are also an excellent resource for finding out news and information about your preferred companies, as well as industry trends and developments.
Read Trade Publications
Magazines, e-newsletters and professional journals have a wealth of information about your sector and the opportunities available within it. As well as advertising current jobs, trade publications provide a rich source of news and issues affecting your profession and wider industry.
Use Your Network
One of the most effective ways to find a job is through networking: enlisting the help of people you already know such as family members, friends and colleagues. Your network can keep an ‘eye out’ for opportunities that match your skills and interests, introduce you to people that can help your job search and provide personal referrals when you apply for jobs.
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