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What's the best way to find a new job?

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    MRobert2011posted 7 years ago

    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.

  2. TamCor profile image81
    TamCorposted 7 years ago

    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. smile

    1. Jen_B80 profile image60
      Jen_B80posted 7 years agoin reply to this

      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.

  3. PurvisBobbi44 profile image82
    PurvisBobbi44posted 7 years ago

    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.

    Good Luck,

    Have a Great Job Hunting Day,

  4. SheBloggs profile image56
    SheBloggsposted 7 years ago

    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.

    Good luck!

  5. Daniel Carter profile image76
    Daniel Carterposted 7 years ago

    Wow. Wonder how many more will promote themselves here.

  6. rebekahELLE profile image86
    rebekahELLEposted 7 years ago

    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.

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    Home Girlposted 7 years ago

    I think you have to use EVERYTHING! You never know who and when might call back!

  8. freecampingaussie profile image61
    freecampingaussieposted 6 years ago

    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!

  9. Greek One profile image76
    Greek Oneposted 6 years ago

    headhunter / job placement firm / rich father in law who owns his own business

  10. paradigmsearch profile image91
    paradigmsearchposted 6 years ago

    Here are the not necessarily sad facts of life. smile

    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.

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    FStevensposted 6 years ago

    I think using LinkedIn is a great way to look for employment today.  www.linkedin.com