Part 4 of 9
Searching for a job can be overwhelming, and it is often hard to know where to start. There are many things you need to do to create a resume and search for a job, but you can break down the process into manageable steps.
Our “Steps of a Job Search” series highlights these steps. As we go through, follow along with Patricia and Nate (our fictitious examples) to see how it works.
Starting your job search
Once you have a draft of your master resume and some job ideas, it is time to start your job search. In today’s job market, most jobs are posted online though a local job service, online job boards, or social media websites like Facebook and LinkedIn.
We’ve covered some job search strategies in other Telecom Toolbox sections and in other blog posts. Here’s a brief list of tips:
- Check out the Active Job Search page in the Online Career Development section.
- Connect with your local job service, either in person or online.
- Google “jobs” and your location.
- Search craigslist.com for job postings.
- If you use Facebook, check out the jobs tab for job postings in your area (see Using Facebook for Job Search on Managing Your Online Presence- Facebook for more information).
- Review the blog post 10 Online Tools for Your Job Search
- Update or create a LinkedIn profile and review 3 Tips for Using LinkedIn Groups in your Job Search. (See Managing Your Online Presence- LinkedIn to learn more about LinkedIn, how to set up a profile, and how to use it to search and apply for a job).
- Use your phone or mobile device to look for a job using job search apps.
- Use online job boards – a summary of Online Job Boards is available here
- Network with friends, relatives, and other people you know