Technology has changed the way we conduct a job search today compared to methods that were used previously. To have a successful job search it will be necessary to take advantage of the resources that are available today and the old tried and true methods from the past.
Networking is the technology of today and is essential in job searching. This method involves connecting and interacting with others for the purpose of exchanging information and referrals to assist you in obtaining a job offer. Connecting to others will create new contacts and leads.
Direct contact with employers and organizations in your community can give you one on one personal contact with people that are aware of possible job openings now and in the near future. Join professional organizations that can guide you in the direction of the type of work you seek.
Internet and the classic newspaper listings are still a great resource for job searching today but do not rely solely on them. Prompt response is required as these jobs are filled quickly. To beat the competition you will need to check these listings daily and respond to the ads routinely.
Job service offices are run by the state and operate in coordination with the United States Department of Labor. They help employers to find employees and people to find jobs at no cost. You can find these offices nation wide by looking in the state government listings in your area.
Recruiter or employment placement agencies are agencies that charge a fee or percentage of your pay to match people with jobs. Many of these agencies will have temporary jobs available for quick employment and a fee is deducted from your pay check or paid by the employer.
Job searching is stressful so keep your spirits high. Combine the old job searching methods with new job searching methods while staying connected with your network even when you are not looking for a job. A successful job search begins with your network and continues with available resources.