Find Job Openings

Employers look favorably on job seekers who know about them. They also like job seekers who know why they are a good fit. Think about the type of job you really want and go after it.

Now, spend time researching employers. How do you know which employers to research? There are two ways. One is by finding advertised job leads. The other is searching the hidden job market by using the contacts in your network.

Here are some ways to find job leads. Once you find job leads, make sure you research each employer. See Research Employers before you apply. Then, contact employers directly.

Find Advertised Jobs:

1. Employers’ Websites

  • Most employers post their job openings online. You can look at company websites and learn about the company before you apply.

2. Job Boards or Job Banks: These are websites that post job openings.

  • Start with LinkedIn’s job board since you can see if you have any connections at the employer. Click on Jobs when you get to the site.
  • Your state has a job bank with jobs from all types of employers. 
  • Many industries or professional associations have job banks. Ask your library or career coach to help you find these industry-specific job banks. 
  • Commercial job banks, such as Monster or Indeed, post all types of jobs.
  • Interested in finding jobs in health care? Check out the Virtual Career Network for local job listings in this growing field.

3. Temporary or Placement Agencies:

  • These employment agencies find short-term and contract positions. If interested, ask your librarian or career coach about these agencies.

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