6 ways to find a new job
It is always important to be active and attentive to new opportunities.
Finding the job of your dreams it’s not easy. Therefore, you always must be open to new proposals. Here we tell you some ways that can bring you closer to a better job:
Networking, online and in person, is one of the best ways to stay on top of what’s happening in your field, including what jobs are open and where.
Check in on job search sites frequently. For best results, look for one that specializes in your field.
Don’t snub temporary or freelance work. They often lead to full-time opportunities.
Networking is another word for socializing. You can join professional associations, attend events for graduates of your school, connect with professionals who work in your field, and take every chance you get to meet up, in person or online, with others in your field.
Various online sites such as LinkedIn allow you to broaden your network to include friends of friends. The bigger your network, the more likely you’ll find out about new opportunities.
Some employers offer incentives to their employees for referring a successful candidate to the company. It’s a win-win situation for everyone. You get a new job, and your contact gets a finder’s fee for attracting a top-notch employee.
That’s relatively rare, but there’s nothing stopping you from asking a valued friend who works in your field to let you know about any openings. The working relationships you create at every job may open other doors years in the future.
3. Job fairs
Job fairs are often targeted toward specific industries, although some job or recruitment fairs are more generalized. The promotional material will include a list of the organizations that will be represented.
Investigate any companies that interest you, bring a batch of resumes and business cards, and get ready to sell yourself. Consider any conversations with recruiters as mini-interviews that can set you apart from other applicants. Some organizations may even offer on-site interviews to candidates that match their requirements.
4. Company websites
If you already have your dream employer in mind, go directly to the career section of the company’s website. If you track openings on its site, there’s a chance you’ll find just the opportunity that you’ve been waiting for.
Create a list of employers that you’d like to work for and visit their websites often. If you’re really set on working for a specific company it may take some time to find just the opportunity that fits your skillset. But if you’ve got time, this might be the optimal method for finding your dream job.
5. Cold calling
If you don’t see any job listings posted for a company you’re particularly interested in, you might consider making a cold call. Phone or email people in the organization after finding their contact details on the company website. Ask about upcoming vacancies, and attach a copy of your resume.
Keep in mind that this kind of contact may not always be well-received. You’ll be lucky to get any response at all. But there is always a chance it’ll give you the inside track on upcoming vacancies.
6. Headhunters and recruiters
If you’re looking for some professional help in your job search, headhunters and recruitment agencies can help.
Many organizations hire through recruitment agencies to streamline the hiring process. Head hunters actively recruit individuals to fill specific vacancies. Payment is based on commission. Make sure you know up front whether you or the company is paying it.
Keep in mind that many high schools and colleges have job placement services that can help new graduates to develop their resumes and assist both current students and alumni with job searches.