August 14, 2016

21 Smart And Effective Ways To Find A Job

Are you a job seeker? If so, your number one goal in life needs to be finding a job. Everything else should be placed on the back burner so that you can become gainfully employed as soon as possible. The big question is how are you going to find a job?

Job seeker staring at newspaper unsuccessfully searching for a job

Finding a job is your responsibility. It’s highly unlikely that someone is going to knock on your door and magically recruit you. Instead, you need to be proactive in your job search and pursue jobs via numerous different job search channels.

We found a cool blog post over on CareerAddict.com called 10 Different Ways Successful People Find Jobs. It got us thinking about all of the different ways to find a job and inspired us to make the following list of ways that you can find a job:

  1. Networking
  2. Career Sites
  3. Job Boards
  4. Social Media
  5. Events
  6. Newspaper Classifieds
  7. Employment Agencies
  8. Cold Calls/Spec Letters
  9. Government Services
  10. School Career Placement Options
  11. Volunteering
  12. Temp Agencies
  13. Internships
  14. Referrals
  15. The Hidden Job Market
  16. Career Fairs
  17. Recruitment Agencies
  18. Self Promotion via your Personal Brand and Web Presence
  19. Alumni Connections
  20. Part Time Jobs
  21. Other Creative Options

How many of these smart and effective ways to find a job are you currently using in your job search? Whether you’re searching for your dream job or settling for a survival job, you need to maximize your chances of finding a job by using as many of these job search channels as possible. Combine these efforts with a killer resume and an outstanding cover letter and you’ll be heading in the right direction.

One common problem is that job seekers get tunnel vision in their job search. They may only focus on one of these ways to find a job. This a big no-no. Expand your job search opportunities and commit yourself to as many of these job search strategies as possible. It will make a difference in your job hunt. Remember the job search is a full time job. Commit yourself and you will find a job soon.

If you’re keen to search and apply for jobs, we highly recommend that you visit the JobMonkey JobCenter. There are thousands of job listings with all sorts of cool employers. It’s available 24/7 and updated regularly. Take advantage of this free job search tool right now.

About this Author 

Derek Lennon is a skier and writer who lives, works, and plays in the mountains. He travels the globe in search of snow and adventure. Life has allowed him to live and work all over the world doing cool jobs and loving every minute of it.

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