How to start your job search

There are many sites you can use to search for jobs, so where do you start? Here are the top 14 sites you can use for an effective job search.

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FAQ: Job search

Q: Which job field is right for me?

The job field that’s right for you is the one that fits best with your skill set, interests and education. If nothing really captures your interest or you’re looking for a new start, there are a lot of career assessments that are readily available online and are intended to guide you in choosing a career path. Another way to figure out a career you would enjoy is to think about your hobbies and the skills required to perform them and find a job with similar requirements.

Q: How to get a job with no experience and no skills?

While you may not have traditional work experience, you DO have skills! Hard, soft and technical skills can come from a variety of learned experiences like the classroom, volunteer work, internships, clubs, sports, babysitting, camp counseling or seasonal positions. The outside interests you have can also be a great way to hone your skills as DIY crafts, writing, cooking and design help with planning capacity, focus and creativity — also essential elements in the workforce.

Q: What should I do if I'm having trouble finding a job?

Besides searching online for the job title that you are looking to gain employment with, you can also reach out to your connections and industry colleagues. This can be accomplished by posting on your social media platforms, sending emails or even calling your contacts by phone. Job opportunities come available on a daily basis so stay focused until an open vacancy is presented to you. Also, be sure that your current resume and cover letter are not sabotaging your job search.

Q: How do I find a job in my field?

Search online using the most descriptive terms and keywords about the job title, industry and location that you are interested in. Then, one by one, visit those job sites. For example, may offer you a plethora of job postings in your search result. Read through each job description carefully and only apply to those that match your skill level, qualifications and experience. If provided, you can also select possible job postings that match your salary requirements.

Q: How should you use social sites like LinkedIn and Facebook to land a job?

When using social media sites such as Linkedin and Facebook to find new job opportunities, be sure to keep your social media profiles up to date. Take the time to polish up your profile so it’s presentable to potential employers. Through those sites, you can also expand your social network by following companies in your industry and connecting with other professionals in your field of interest. On LinkedIn, you can instantly build up your network to increase your exposure and additional to other connections. It’s also advisable to connect with alumni from your college or university to search for past alumni currently employed at companies you’re interested in. Join professional groups (both online and offline) so you can maintain connections.


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