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With less and less jobs being advertised in traditional ways, you need to know where to look for vacancies. Here's advice on carrying out an effective job search so you find the 80% of jobs others miss and maximize your chances of getting hired.
Read on and you'll discover how to find a job by:
Whatever your job situation, taking time to prepare before starting your job hunt is time well spent. Ask yourself these questions:
If you can answer "yes", you're ready to start job hunting....
Here's information on each of the job hunting methods we mentioned at the start. Use the one or ones which best suit you.
Personal visits, phone calls and letters
These are the least used but most effective ways to find jobs, especially the 80% of jobs not advertised. So here's information about visiting employers in person to find a job including 9 Top Tips for personal visit success and what outcomes to expect and how to handle them.
If you'd rather make a phone call than visit, here's what you need to know about cold-calling employers by phone to find jobs.
And if you prefer to write, discover how to use speculative cover letters, resumes and CVs to find work.
Using Recruitment Agencies
Many people find good jobs through employment agencies and it's a employment search method worth considering. To help you decide if it's right for you, here's information about using a recruitment agency including the pros and cons of using a job agency and 9 Top Tips for employment agency success.
Career and Job Fairs
Finding Jobs Online
With an estimated 3.5 million new jobs posted each month, and with between 40-80% of employers now searching for candidates online, searching the web for a job is possibly one of the best ways to invest your time. To help you here's a list of job websites/engines and tips on using online job engines.
Many people use LinkedIn to find good jobs, while others like to use GooglePlus or Facebook. All are worth a look as part of your job search portfolio.
Looking through job classifieds in local and national papers is still a good way to find some great jobs, so include this method in your job hunting too.
You'll realize there's a lot to read and if you're short of time, you can always download or print our Job Hunting Guide instead.