When you're searching for jobs, use advanced search options to find jobs by using keywords that match your interests, the type of job you're looking for, and the location where you want to work. Narrowing your search criteria will help you focus your job search and give you more
relevant job listings to review and fewer non-relevant job listings to weed through.
Create profiles on LinkedIn and other networking sites. A strong personal brand that portrays you in a professional light will provide recruiters, employers, and contacts with a strong positive impression of you as a candidate they should be interested in.
What are the best sites to use to find job openings fast? Check out the best job search engine sites, job boards, company websites, networking sites, niche job sites, and sites listed by type of job. Also, consider working with a recruiter to maximize your opportunities. Review
a list of the best job sites to use to get started.
Now that you've created profiles on networking sites, start using them. Connect with everyone you know, because you never know which contact may be able to help you with your job search or put you in touch with someone who can. If you're a college graduate, check out
the networking opportunities available for alumni from your university.
There are a variety of apps, widgets, gadgets, and tools that will help you to expedite your job search and manage your career. Use them to organize your job search and save valuable job searching time. You'll be able to do many of your job search activities from your smartphone or tablet.
Once you have a list of dream employers you'd love to work for, you can do some special outreach to get your application noticed. You may even be able to sign up to get email notifications for new job openings immediately after they are posted.
How do employers know that you've got the skills they are looking for? You'll need to show them. It's important to take the time to write targeted resumes and cover letters that specifically link your qualifications to the hiring criteria for the jobs you are applying for.
Research the company before you go for the interview, dress appropriately, practice answering and asking interview questions, and make a concerted effort to impress the interviewer with your skills, experience, confidence, and expertise.
Everyone likes to be appreciated, and a quick email or note thanking the interviewer for his or her time will give you another opportunity to make a good impression.
When you receive a job offer, it's important to take the time to carefully evaluate the offer so you are making an educated decision to accept, or to reject, it. You don't have to accept a job just because it was offered to you, but do carefully evaluate it and if you decline, do so politely.