What Are Some Ways to Conduct a Job Search?


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Some ways to conduct a job search are by networking with family, friends and colleagues; searching job boards and potential employers' websites; or by networking online through social media. The best way a job seeker can job search is by first tapping into his current network.

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What Are Some Ways to Conduct a Job Search?
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The job seeker can tap into his own network by making a list of everyone he knows and contacting at least three people to have coffee or lunch to discuss his job-seeking goals. The job seeker can also attend events hosted by charities and professional organizations to meet professionals that may know of current job openings. The job seeker should update his resume before networking in case someone asks for it.

Networking and job searching can also be conducted online. The job seeker can develop a list of employers he'd like to work for and then check their websites to see if they have posted any job openings online. He can also check online classifieds such as Craigslist.com, or online job boards such as Niche.com or Idealist.org. To network online, the job seeker can utilize social media such as LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter. The job seeker should start by updating his profile at LinkedIn and then searching his target market based on industry, qualifications, university and interests.

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