6 Ways To Find Your Next Job

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Use job search platforms

If you want to apply for a large number of jobs quickly and efficiently, use job search platforms to power your search. Most top job search engines will allow you to search jobs by location, wage and keywords. Also, if possible, upload a resume and cover letter

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Use job search platforms

that you can adapt to each application. Job search platforms are great because they allow you to filter out job search results that do not apply to you, while also allowing you to set up custom job search alerts to alert you when a job is posted that meets your criteria.

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Go to job fairs

A job or career fair is a special event that aims to get companies and potential employees together to network and share information.  These events are frequented by big companies that are looking to recruit large numbers of employees

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Go to job fairs

as well as fresh graduates for training programs. You will find organizations of all sizes, recruiters and possibly even colleges and universities at these events.

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Ask your network for referrals

If you are looking for a job, you should tell all your contacts to help them help you find mutual career contacts.  Networking is an effective way of finding a new job, and employers prefer receiving a referral from a trusted member of their staff. Many jobs are filled 

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Ask your network for referrals

internally from referrals before they're even advertised, so it's important to talk to the right people to get as many referrals from within your network as you can.

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Contact companies directly

Job searches are much more straightforward now that most companies have websites that you can target directly. You will be able to apply directly for available positions listed through their website. If a company you're interested in doesn't have any relevant jobs

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Contact companies directly

posted on their website, reach out to them via email or phone to see if they are looking to employ someone with your qualifications and experience. If a company is not actively recruiting for your role, they may keep you on file in case a position becomes available in the future.

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Inquire at staffing agencies

Signing up with a staffing or recruitment agency may be worth considering if you want to find jobs more effectively.  Most towns have several staffing agencies that you can register with. Some are industry-specific and others deal with many different industries. You 

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Inquire at staffing agencies

will likely need to provide a resume as well as copies of your certifications and qualifications, and you may need to sit for tests such as typing speed or knowledge of specific industries.

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Leverage social media

There are many different social media platforms you can use to search for jobs and interact with companies you'd like to work for.  You can search for company pages on sites like Facebook and Instagram and follow them, no matter where they are in the

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Leverage social media

world. By keeping up to date with a company's social media pages, you can gain valuable insights into their tone, interests and working style. You can also comment on their posts and start to build a relationship with them. You may even find out about job openings through these channels.

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