Post # 1
What methods of search do you use? Most everything is done online now, but do you still go on foot and look for places? If you use strictly online, what websites do you use? Any other advice?
After 7 months I’m ready to go back on the hunt. I’ve done an application here and there, rarely, but I really need to get on it.
Post # 3
For what I do, most of the job postings are online, and alot of the places I’m applying are hours away from here. I have been emailing for the past month-ish, but haven’t gotten any calls, so perhaps I’ll start faxing when possible? I know sometimes hotmail emails go right to people’s junk mail.
I’d love some advice. So exasperated. Good luck to you!
Post # 4
There really is no advice. I am going absolutely bonkers. I have also noticed that it takes knowing someone to get your foot in the door as of right now. It’s so discouraging.
Post # 5
I’m currently employed, but when I was looking I absolutely loved the website indeed.com
It gathers all the postings from yahoo, monster, the company itself, etc into one place. I really found it great. And then of course there’s always craigslist!
Post # 6
And Indeed emails them to you too! You can put in a few key words and it will send jobs that match those descriptions to your email every day.
Post # 7
there are a lot of specialty websites available depending on the type of job you’re looking for.
start networking! talk to people in your field and ask if they know of any opportunities/any places that are hiring (not necessarily at their office, but in general). you should be calling those contacts once a month.
Post # 8
Thanks, ladies 🙂
I’m sorry to all those who are struggling to find employment. I know how frustrating, and sometimes down right depressing, it can get. I know it won’t be easy peasy for me to find a job either, but I try and stay optimistic. Keep your head up and best of luck to all of you! 🙂
Post # 9
i’m currently looking and what i use is indeed, craigslist and good old fashioned networking. i actually got my previous job through networking so it definitely works. most, if not all, jobs that i’m interested in are strickly posted online
@soon2bhis: i strong suggest using gmail as your email client. it usually goes through spam filters and looks a lot more professional than a hotmail address.
Post # 10
I go on Monster and look at online versions of newspapers in the area. I live in a part of Iowa with the highest unemployment rate, so it took me a very very long time to find a job – as a cow milker! That’s right, I milk cows and make damn good money doing it!
Post # 11
@CaraMia10: I can’t be that informative living in the UK but I wanted to let you know you’re not alone. As per SBourgeous I look on the local newspaper on-line everyday as it’s constantly updated. I’ve applied for 5 jobs in the past two weeks. I used to use Monster and thought it was really good but there doesn’t seem to be that much stuff on there anymore. Since the new year i’m keeping a positive attitude as it did get me down before.
@DesireeAnne: re going bonkers – me too. I actually want to go to work everyday and have some banter 😉
Post # 12
I usually look up companies I’m interested in, and apply for any vacancies online. Usually some of them have a database they keep applications so hopefully one of them will come through.
Post # 13
Networking is huge, but also apply at places that don’t have jobs posted, but that you really, really want to work for. Sometimes, a position will come available, and the job isn’t even posted because the company already has candidates on file. That’s actually how I got my current job. And I had interviews before for positions that were never actually posted anywhere.
Also, consider having your resume and cover letter done by a professional service. They can design a letterhead and help you with wording and such. I know FI’s cousin did that and she got great responses.
It’s so hard to find a job right now, but they are out there! Have you considered working for a temp agency? They aren’t the best or most stable jobs at times, but they can get your foot in the door! Good luck! 🙂