Well here we are. It’s time to search for that next job! Before you begin your job search you want to do an overall industry search, but that’s a topic for the next blog post.
My main suggestion is to weed out positions you may not be a good fit for. I realize that this is hard to do if you’ve been looking for a while as you are ready to work anywhere. However, exerting your efforts to tailor your resume and cover letter for a job you are sure you won’t hear back from just wastes your time. Just as you want employers to pick up key words from your resume you should pick up key words from certain job postings.
1. Looking for a techy job? Check out dice.com.
2. Looking to learn about all parts of the job search? Check out job-hunt.org.
3. Looking for marketing jobs? Take a look at MarketingCrossing.com.
Finally, I recently had the pleasure of meeting Brian Allain of Good Samaritan Networking Group. As the About Us section of the blog states, GSNG is,”…a non-profit, no-fee organization that helps people find jobs. The group periodically posts information regarding Job Openings, Job Hunters, and Job Hunting Resources. Many of the Job Openings and Job Hunters are located in New Jersey and Massachusetts, but the group is by no means limited to those areas. Similarly, many of our members are in the high-tech industry but the group is not limited to that specific industry focus…Typically we post summary information for Job Openings, Job Hunters, and Job Hunting Resources in two places: (1) our page on the Colts Neck Reformed Church website http://coltsneckreformed.org/goodsam.php, and (2) on Google Groups. If you would like to join our Google Group, so that you receive an email whenever new job openings or resumes are posted, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org”
What did you do today?
P.S. I came across this great site while looking for job boards for you all. I urge everyone to read, Top 100 Job Search Websites and Categories.
You should also read Beyond Job Boards which encourages networking as well as using job boards for our job search.