In my opinion, it is NOT through sites like Monster and CareerBuilder. I recently read a stat that said only 4% of job seekers found a job through the online job boards.
I would recommend Craigslist...after months and months of applying through every online employment place, and every newspaper and employment agency, Craigslist is where my husband finally found a job...with a reputable company, also.
A lot of small businesses use Craiglist to find employees. You'll hear back faster from people in small companies than folks in large HR departments. When I was a marketing manager, my company used Craigslist to find salespeople. We never used Monster or Careerbuilder.
I am a new Hubber, but I have a background in working for a Temp Service for a lot of years. You might find my Hub helpful:
about Unemployment in Florida is 12%, because I gave tips/my opinions as to what to do and what not to do. I hope it helps.
Have a Great Job Hunting Day,
I'm a career consultant and help people find positions all the time. You might find my Hub helpful about "Online Applications Don't Work".
The best way is to go out and find a job on your own instead of depending on careerbuiler and monster.
Make a list of potential companies you would like to work for, find a contact name and call that person directly. Make sure you have a fast sales pitch ready (elevator pitch). My hub gives step by step details.
Wow. Wonder how many more will promote themselves here.
Definitely get out of the house, online job sites are not the way to go. Network, tell everyone you know, and stay positive. Call places that interest you and ask to talk to a manager or hiring manager. Believe in your abilities and be able to sell yourself in 60 seconds. Robin Ryan has excellent tips in her book, 60 Seconds and You're Hired.
I think you have to use EVERYTHING! You never know who and when might call back!
Get dressed up , take your resume and call into busineses asking if they have jobs available . I got a job this way a few times.
Be prepared to try something new!
headhunter / job placement firm / rich father in law who owns his own business
Here are the not necessarily sad facts of life.
It is both qualitative and quantitative.
Yes, be as smart as you can when seeking employment.
But the bottom line is quantitative. Every GD day it is your job to find a job. You can give yourself a break and make it a 30-hour workweek instead of a 40-hour workweek.
It’s just hammer and hammer away. Eventually the odds will predominate and you will be hired. It’s a pain in the butt, I know. But, right or wrong, that is the way it is.
I think using LinkedIn is a great way to look for employment today. www.linkedin.com
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