Don’t Get Discouraged!
It can take a while to find the ideal position — some job seekers look for weeks and even months before finding the right fit. Although many job seekers realize this, it can still be discouraging if you’re scouring free classified ads day after day without finding anything. Realize that a job search that ends with a perfect position can take some time so keep your chin up while searching.
Have you ever heard the saying that it’s not what you know, but who you know? The same is definitely true when you’re searching for jobs. If possible, make sure that you’re an active member of any local, national or international professional organizations. This will help you make friends who are already active members of these organization and these people will often be the first to know about new positions or openings within their companies. They’ll also be able to put in a good word with the recruitment, human resources managers or other influential people within the organization.
Also, make sure that any professional profiles on networking social media sites are up to date. When you meet a new contact, ask if you can add them on these networking social media sites. But that’s not all — interact with them whenever possible to ensure that you stay at the forefront of their minds.
Use Free Classified Ads To Make An Impression
Everyone knows that free classified ads are an excellent way to find openings for jobs. However, the newest trend is for the job seeker to create his/her own free classified ads to highlight his or her past experience and accomplishments. These new style free classified ads will allow job seekers to upload a resume or academic history profile, as well as create a short video message, letting employers know what the job seeker can offer each employer.
Some websites that offer free classified ads will even have a space for job seekers to start and participate in professional, industry-related discussions online. Job searchers who answer an employer’s online questions with thoughtful, intelligent answers might just have an advantage over someone else during the selection process.
Let Family And Friends Know That You’re Looking For A Job
Lastly, let family, friends and colleagues you know that you’re looking for a job. While family and friends might not be within your industry, it’s possible that they have a connection with someone who is. Keeping friends and family members up to date on your search for new employment could just make the difference between getting hired and continuing your search.