(Closed) Where to look when trying to find a new job??

posted 9 years ago in Career
Post # 3
331 posts
Helper bee

I lost my job at the middle/end of November and have been diligently looking for work myself… unfortunately, not many hits yet.

I use http://www.careerbuilder.com, monster.com (although, this isn’t that great of a site anymore), and indeed.com a lot.

Each area/few cities jumbled together typically have their own job search website, too… I don’t want to reveal mine for privacy purposes, but usually if you Google whatever your area is called/nicknamed, it should do the trick.

I also registered with any and all temporary staffing agencies… there are SO many out there. I find you do have to stay on top of them, though. I call once a week to let them know I am still interested and update on any status change (willing to take part time, lower minimum pay requirement, lengthen maximum commute time, etc).

I’ve also found that it helps to go directly to a larger company’s website… typically, they do not place ads in local papers or job search websites. Hospitals and banks/credit unions are notorious for this and it’s almost a treasure trove of possibilities. Look in school district/systems and colleges, too; they often have their own job postings.

You are right, most of the stuff on Craigslist is a scam so I try to stay away from there but I do look at the ads daily just in case.

I also check with churches… lots of part-time stuff I find usually, if anything at all, but there are lots of connections to be made (even if you don’t attend/believe).

I think retail.com is also a good website for department stores, restaurants, etc. My experience is in the real estate and financial sectors so while it’s not a good fit for me, I’ve heard a few people say it’s a good website and I think it’s somehow affiliated with CareerBuilder.

I’d also look at your city/county’s government website… lots of varying positions I’ve found.

Finally, I don’t know if this is applicable in other states, but because I am on unemployment, I’m able to do a job search for the entire state (it’s labeled Career Connect but don’t know if it’s state specific or not) on multiple job types in multiple cities… blue collar, white collar, etc.



ETA: I think CareerBuilder is also somehow connected with a healthcare job search, too. I can’t remember the name of it but it’s one central website that has TONS of medical/healthcare related jobs — quite a few where you don’t have to have a medical background for. These jobs do go very quickly, though… matter of two-three days, if not the same day they get posted, they get maximum number of applicants and are pulled. I’ve found it to be a great resource, though. 

Post # 4
3306 posts
Sugar bee

Do you resume over—- tip number one. You have to make a resume that stands out.

Apply direct on company websites.

Look for temp to hire positions.

Good luck!

Post # 5
4464 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Indeed.com is my favorite.  It aggregates lots of other job search sites.  Career Builder is good too.

Post # 6
688 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I found my job on Craigslist. Please just be careful because there are many scammers out there. If they ask you to send money in then its not real. Also I used to apply at like 7pm that way I know if they replied right away it was fake to. One more thing if they ask you to meet just make sure its in a public place. I had meet this one guy at Barnes and Noble. Good Luck!

Post # 7
13094 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

I’ve always had the best luck applying directly on individual company websites as opposed to major job search boards.  Pull up the careers section on the websites of companies you’d be interested in an search their job listings.

Post # 8
56 posts
Worker bee

I am Corporate Recruiter for a living and based on the limited information I know about you from this post I would suggest looking into Aerotek. Aerotek is a professional staffing firm and can possibly assist in finding a position. Each city is different from the other so I would go to http://www.Aerotek.com and search for ‘location’ and based on where you live or interested in looking for a job call into that office and ask to be connected with a Recruiter. Typically they will have more administrative/mid to entry level positions in a variety of industries. 


Aerotek is a very large company with locations nationally. Good Luck!

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