In the 21st century, most job listings are posted online. Job seekers can find listings on company websites in the careers section; on career sites, such as Monster, Indeed and LinkedIn; and also on Craigslist. Some employers post "Now Hiring" signs on the front windows of their businesses. Networking with people and attending job fairs is another way to find out who is hiring.
The Internet is a viable tool for locating jobs. Career sites list jobs in the local area or in other locations for those who are willing to relocate. Career sites, such as Monster, Indeed and Simply Hired, also provide tools to build or upload one's resume online. With a resume built on one of these sites, employers have the chance to peruse an individual's resume at any time to see if he seems to be a good candidate for employment.
If a job seeker is interested in working for a specific company, the company's website often lists available jobs and allows candidates to digitally submit resumes. The person should carefully read the submission criteria, make sure to upload all requested documents, complete any assessments that may be applicable and note whether or not the business allows potential candidates to call directly. Failure to follow directions during the application process can hinder the chances of landing an interview.
Craigslist offers a listing of jobs by category. When applying for a job on Craigslist or similar sites, it is important to exercise one's better judgement. For safety purposes, job seekers should never send anyone money when responding to an ad or agree to meet in unusual places.
Networking by asking friends and former colleagues if they know of any companies that are hiring is another useful idea. Online tools such as Employment Guide can help locate upcoming job fairs in the area.