(Closed) Where do you look for jobs?

posted 8 years ago in Career
Post # 3
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6661 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2010

I don’t know, when I was considering switching careers I checked out all of them: Monster, career builder, ladders – you name it and didn’t get any responses to my inquiries. I did get a ton of junk email from sponsors telling me about a GREAT OPPORTUNITY LOOK HERE!!!!!! if you know what I mean.

The best place to look is directly on the company’s website. In such a tough economy most companies aren’t spending any money posting jobs on sites where they have to pay, and whoever tries hardest to get noticed has the best chance of getting an interview.

Post # 4
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I’m into non-profit jobs so I use http://www.idealist.com and then just looking I use http://www.indeed.com.  Indeed.com pulls from a lot of different job search sites, so it’s like a one-stop shop 🙂

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

i go to the yellow pages and look up all companies in the area.. Then figure out their website address… if i like them i send them my resume / portfolio. yikes! i have to start looking for a new job and i’m not looking forward to it!

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I always check different company’s websites to see if there are any positions available.  I also utilize career services at my school.  They have a lot of postings for current students/alumni.  Might be worth looking into!

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010 - Indiana Memorial Union

I’ve gotten a lot of interviews through Craigslist ads — at non-shady places 🙂

Also, make sure your LinkedIn profile is up to date. I’ve been contacted by corporate recruiters a few times because of my profile. There’s a stat floating around that 80% of large companies use LinkedIn for recruiting, so definitely something to keep updated.

I’d also look into a headhunting company. They have a bad reputation, but some are pretty good. They have a vested interest in getting you placed, so they really work with you on your resume and even interview skills.

Indeed seems pretty good too, since it aggregates a lot of boards.

I want to add that in this economy, it REALLY helps knowing someone. So try to go to local networking events. I hate networking crap, so I never go and it’s to my own detriment.

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

Lillindy, what industry are you in? Sometimes there are industry-specific sites you can go to for jobs.

When I was searching for a job, I believe I checked Monster and Craigslist regularly. But I found my job through word of mouth. I think word of mouth and networking are very important!

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

Oh, I’m glad I asked (for some reason I thought you were a nurse).

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 1998

I got my currect awesome job and a previous awesome job on Monster.com. It does work, but you need to make sure you have a good updated resume and you stay active on the site.

Post # 13
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

I have looked on a lot of company’s websites for jobs lately and Craigslist.  Also, I go through my school’s career center.

Post # 14
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2011

I check out career services from the school I graduated from and their alumni relations services.  Also, industry specific cites as opposed to the general job boards, seem to be more successful.  Also, network, network, network!

Post # 15
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2015 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

The past two jobs I have, including my current job, I found of CL. I found that most jobs on CL are for smaller companies, but I’ve also had pretty good luck with getting interviews.

I’ve tried using Monster and CareerBuilder, but I never had any luck.

Post # 16
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I use craigslist and washingtonpost.com. I also have my resume on some other websites and I just ask friends and family if they know of anyone that is hiring!

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