Job Search Methods

Have you ever heard of the saying there is more than one way to skin a cat? Well that’s certainly true when it comes to job search methods. The best candidates know this, and make use of the job search methods that they can employ most effectively. You will go further, much faster, with increased understanding of the different tools at your disposal and how to make the most of them.

Advertised jobs

This is the most obvious place to start. Most vacancies are advertised, and there is a wide variety of places to find the job for you. Traditional media such as local and national newspapers trade journals, and of course, the Internet. In fact it seems that there are so many ads, for so many opportunities, that your challenge is in fact in defining what you want and setting clear objectives, and making the time to search effectively.

For more about how to use job advertisements to “get into the mind” of employers - click here

Unadvertised Jobs

Despite the fact most jobs are advertised, there is a proportion of jobs that never make it that far. Maybe one of these jobs is the one for you. You’ll only know if you are able to “keep your ear to the ground” and make use of the art of networking. Because sometimes it IS what you know AND who you know.

To learn about unadvertised jobs and how to network follow the links.

Recruitment Agencies

Recruitment consultancy is big business. However is it really a whole industry designed to help you in your job search? Well not quite. Think of them as agents, who get paid for finding, and delivering talent (you) to employers. Hiring companies are their customer, you are simply their product. Even so, they can be very useful in your job search, as long as you know how the game works, and how to get the most out of them

To learn the truth about recruitment consultancies - click here The Role of the internet

As I mentioned the internet is a very valuable tool. Not only for advertised jobs, but also for job search tips like those on this site.

For the top 10 job search sites on the web - click here Take action!

OK, we’ve explored some of the job search methods you can use. Now its over to you.

“Even if you are on the right track, you will get run over if you just sit there.” Will Rogers

Ultimately its about being a self starter, you will get out what you put into the methods you use. Knowledge acted upon is power. So click on one of the links above and get going.

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