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How do you job search

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Ryland job searching isn't just about applying for jobs and hoping to get called for an interview anymore. Few people are able to simply put in an application, get an interview, and land a job in today's competitive, network-driven job market. The most successful job seekers utilize a variety of strategies, from establishing a social presence to targeting companies, to help them stand out from the crowd.

JOB FAIRS
A job or career fair is a special event that aims to get companies and potential employees together to network and share information. These events are frequented by big companies that are looking to recruit large numbers of employees as well as fresh graduates for training programs. You will find organizations of all sizes, recruiters and possibly even colleges and universities at these events. Job fairs are a great opportunity to network and distribute your resume to potential employers. It's a good idea to research an upcoming fair ahead of time to find out which companies will be attending so that when you talk to their recruiters, you will make a good and knowledgeable impression. Remember to take your business cards and plenty of resumes with you. Depending on the type of job you are applying for, you may also need to take samples of your work, a portfolio and/or references from past employers. Since you will be meeting with potential new employers for the first time, aim to make a great first impression and wear appropriate, professional clothing. It is also a good idea to make a list of questions that you want to ask the recruiters. You will make a memorable impression if you appear genuinely interested in a company. Also ensure that you are friendly and personable when talking to potential employers and that you sound confident and maintain eye contact when speaking.

STAFFING AGENCIES
Signing up with a staffing or recruitment agency may be worth considering if you want to find jobs more effectively. Most towns have several staffing agencies that you can register with. Some are industry-specific, and others deal with many different industries. You will likely need to provide a resume as well as copies of your certifications and qualifications, and you may need to sit for tests such as typing speed or knowledge of specific industries. Some agencies may only deal with short-term and temporary contracts at first. This may not be exactly what you were hoping for, but if you gain temporary employment with a company and impress them with your work, it could lead to a permanent job. It also gives you the chance to meet people who work in your industry, which can lead to other networking or referral opportunities. A short-term contract can also provide you with further experience to find out if you are actually suited to the role. This is useful if you are not entirely certain what sort of job you want to do. An agency has a reputation to uphold, so if you reflect well on them, then you will have a positive experience that could lead to increasingly better opportunities.

CONTACT COMPANIES DIRECTLY
Job searches are much more straightforward now that most companies have websites that you can target directly. You will be able to apply directly for available positions listed through their website. If a company you are interested in doesn't have any relevant jobs posted on their website, reach out to them via email or phone to see if they are looking to employ someone with your qualifications and experience. If a company is not actively recruiting for your role, you may not hear back from them, but they may keep you on file in case a position becomes available in the future. The recruitment process costs a considerable amount of money, so if an employer hears from a suitable candidate directly before posting a job, they might favor employing you rather than spending time and money searching for other candidates. Also, if a company is experiencing rapid growth, they may be particularly open to hearing from qualified people, even if they have not advertised a position. This applies to start-up companies that have not yet fully considered their staffing needs. Make a list of companies that you are interested in working for and how you can contact them. Note their current job vacancies on your list as well. Think carefully when figuring out what you want to say to each company, and consider writing a formal cover letter to convey that you are familiar with them and to explain why you would be an ideal employee.

Ryland I also recommend you create profiles on LinkedIn and other professional networking sites. Use your name for the URL, if possible. When prospective employers search for you online, those profiles typically rank high, so you will provide recruiters, employers, and contacts with a strong positive and professional impression of you as a candidate they should be interested in. Networking is still the way most people find jobs and the job search strategies you use need to include networking. Connect with everyone you know, because you never know which contact may be able to help you with your job search or put you in touch with someone who can. ​​Join LinkedIn Groups so you'll have access to job listings posted for Group members and more people to network with. Set up information interviews with professionals at your target companies to get more information about an industry, job or company.​​​

Ryland I hope this was Helpful

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It's important to take the time to write targeted resumes and cover letters that specifically link your qualifications to the hiring criteria for the jobs you are applying for. The hiring manager will be able to see, at a glance, why, and how, you are qualified for the job. You'll have a much better chance of getting an interview with a targeted resume than if you send a generic letter and resume.
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A job interview, of course, is what is going to get you a job offer - or not. Take the time to prepare. Research the company before you go for the interview, dress appropriately, practice answering and asking interview questions, and make a concerted effort to impress the interviewer with your skills, experience, confidence, and expertise.
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It's really important to follow up after an interview by thanking everyone you interviewed with. Candidates who send thank you notes get hired more often than those who don't. Use your thank-you note as an opportunity to reiterate why you're the best candidate for the position. If you flubbed an answer during the interview, you can also use your thank you note to clarify.
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Thank You Lisa. “Our generation has the ability and the responsibility to make our ever-more connected world a more hopeful, stable and peaceful place.” — Natalie Portman John Frick

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Renae’s Answer

I recommend you develop your "professional story"- something that helps prospective employers distinguish you from others. Think about your experience, skills, special qualities and develop a narrative around that. What special qualities can you bring to a new job? What experiences will enable you to do the job you are applying for? Create a resume and/or personal bio that highlights your super powers!

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John’s Answer

Try Indeed.com, Linkedin.com, Chamber of Commerce or Economic development group in your area and they usually have companies listed on their website, ask councilors or teachers and employment agencies.

Good Luck!

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Nandini’s Answer

Indeed.com , Monster.com, Careerbuilder.com and Linkedin.com are a few websites for you to consider. Additionally, finding a recruiter helps to focus your search. Professional organization's websites or their publications also include listing of open positions. If you are interested in applying at specific companies locally, visit such company websites to check the open positions. Hope this helps!

Good luck in your job search.

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Michele’s Answer

You can even just google types of jobs you might be interested and your city, etc. They might point you towards Indeed or other websites, companies that are hiring. Craigslist might also be a good option depending on the roles you are looking for. Also network through people you know from friends, school, church, etc and start finding out what people do and if they can help you. Networking is a great way to find a job.

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Aaron’s Answer

Hi Ryland,

There are many ways to conduct job search. You can create an Indeed or LinkedIn account that helps you search for job opportunities online and when you make your profile public it allows companies to view your profile and send you a request to have an interview if they like the skills they are looking for. You can attend career fairs in your school or at places in your neighborhood to meet with representatives of the companies at these fairs and submit your resume with the skills you have that shows the representatives you are a good candidate to work for their company. You can conduct job search on a company’s website to see what job opportunities are available you are interested to work for. Another way you can conduct a job search is from hearing from a friend or a family member who works at a specific company and apply this way.

-Thank you,
Aaron

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