In order to have
a competitive advantage in today's market, you will need to use numerous
search methods simultaneously to uncover as many job leads as possible.
The new online job search method made possible by the internet facilitates
landing your preferred job, but do not forget about the tried and
tested Traditional Methods:
a job position opens, many employers will first ask referrals from their
family, friends, clients, employees--people whose judgment and good
advice they value. A good way of getting that opening is, of course,
to have your name come up when that referral is being solicited. You
do this through networking.
is collecting contacts to keep you posted regarding available positions
in the job market. It is an approach that puts you directly in contact
with people who can recommend you on job positions rarely advertised.
It is from their advice or influence that you are able to find doors
that are open for hiring, to people who can assist you in looking,
or to link you with other persons who may give you more job leads.
Employment Agencies facilitate matching of different companies' job
openings to applicants. These agencies file job listings and resumes
to assist employers and job seekers alike by giving the companies the
needed manpower and landing the seeker an earning job. Some employment
agencies get a cut/percentage of salary for helping a person find a
job, and some profit from companies instead for the rendered service
of finding a worker for them.
in this day and age, browsing the Classifieds is still popular way of
job searching. A newspaper can list hundreds of job positions where
you can scan companies that announce their requirements. The good thing
about these listings is that the contact info is usually complete, and
you don't need the internet to search through them.
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an approach where you just actually show-up at the company without an
appointment, dressed for success and resume in hand. Even if a job has
not been posted anywhere yet, visit the company you are interested in
and ask any employee inside if there are any job openings in the company,
or better yet, to direct you to the HR department to inquire regarding
this. Try to obtain names of people you could talk to, and be prepared
for an immediate interview. This approach is not so easy because not
all companies you visit may have job openings, so have several copies
of your resume in hand and a pocketful of perseverance, so you can continue
the job hunt as a walk-in applicant. Even if they don't have an opening
at the time, you can still get a chance of getting ahead, especially
since most companies file the resumes of walk-in applicants for future
you're not too keen on walking door-to-door to different firms, inquiring
about openings and dropping off your resume, why not call them instead?
After all, this'll
save you time, money and effort in searching for job vacancies. The
thing is, IF you DO find a job opening; many companies, after all, don't
entertain these inquiries openly and at best, will just ask you to drop
off your resume for "future reference." If there is no job
opening, at least, you wasted nothing but a phone call.