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How to find jobs to apply for?

I want to work in an IT industry and it seems impossible to find a job. Help a girl out? #stemcareers #work

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Victoria’s Answer

Hi Diana,

This is a really great question: How do I find IT jobs in Buffalo, NY? First start by expanding this to how do I develop a career in IT for the long term and how can I be a part of the incredible advances we are making in information technology? This is a journey not a destination and at every stage you will learn something about the industry and about yourself. You will also have the chance to inspire your peers as well as the next generation of technologists. I have used this method before and its worked really well.

There are so many different ways to approach this, but here is one possible way (and not necessarily in this order):

1) Learn the skills, 2) learn the market, 3) develop a resume, 4) network and meet mentors, and 5) pass it on.

Victoria recommends the following next steps:

Start by doing some Google Searches for possible IT positions in your area: "entry level jobs in buffalo ny" Here are some examples: https://www.indeed.com/q-Entry-Level-l-Buffalo,-NY-jobs.html https://www.indeed.com/q-No-Experience-Necessary-l-Buffalo,-NY-jobs.html https://www.ziprecruiter.com/Jobs/Entry-Level/-in-Buffalo,NY
Find free training in your area (again Google Searches): " google it training free" THIS IS SO VALUABLE !!! Free training, tools, events to help you grow your skills, career, or business: https://grow.google/
Find ways to give back (again Google Searches): girls who code buffalo ny Summer immersion program
Find mentors in your area, go to networking events, and be open to new ideas. Have fun! You have chosen an amazing industry and we definitely need you!!! :)

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Kelly’s Answer

There are many career resources available in each state. Start with a Google search for job boards and narrow them down by relevance and location. Indeed is a popular one. You can also contact the office of Unemployment in your city!

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Laquesha’s Answer

Good luck with landing a job, Diana! There are tons of resources for job searches. I trust state provided sites, Indeed.com, local temp agency's websites, LinkedIn, and a trusted teacher over everything else. I'm confident a few teachers will know of paid internships that are available.

Laquesha recommends the following next steps:

Speak with a teacher about any paid internships they may have knowledge of.
Local temporary agencies website
State provided database

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Mia’s Answer

I will start out a little shocking, "Don't look for a job" !!!! Think about what you are passionate about and look for a career that feeds that passion and apply yourself. And if you do that how you earn your living will never feel like work or a job. I hope this helps.

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Andrew’s Answer

I recommended searching entry-level positions on Google and LinkedIn. I cannot stress enough how imperative it is to create and maintain a LinkedIn profile containing your skills, compentencies, and experience. You’ll be surprised the number of recruiters that will begin to reach out to you based on your entries.

And most importantly, get a mentor you can trust and is thriving in the industry of your choice.