Saturday, 8 September 2012

How to Find a Job Quickly

If you have lost your job and do not have adequate savings for a few months, the urgency of searching for a new job can be stressful. Depending on the type of job you want and your qualifications, the process of getting new employment may involve contacting multiple employers and monitoring several job websites and newspapers. However, you can use simple strategies to expedite the process of finding a new job.

Check online job boards for job listings in your area. Some online job boards offer listings across a variety of industries; others specialize in one or more career fields. Most allow job seekers to complete applications and upload resumes.

Monitor the classified ad listings of online versions of newspapers in your city.

Network with former co-workers to find out about openings at companies similar to your previous employer.

Attend career fairs in your city. Career fairs typically feature dozens of employers, some of which may accept applications and conduct initial interviews on the spot. Some career fairs include employers representing multiple industries; others focus on a particular industry such as technology, manufacturing or hospitality.

Visit company websites and submit applications directly to the companies.

Ask for an application at the company's physical location if the company does not offer an online application option. Depending on the company's needs, you may get an interview before you leave.

Call independent recruiters in your area. These professionals specialize in matching companies with applicants and can help arrange an interview. An independent recruiter may also provide you with background information about the company and help you prepare for the interview.

Complete applications at temporary staffing services in your area. These businesses provide companies with employees on a temporary or temporary-to-permanent basis, and handle functions such as employee screening and payroll. Some temporary staffing services can help you begin working in as little as one to two days. By Owen Pearson

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