Finding a new job is like a relationship. You invest your time, skills and effort into your work and representing your company. Sometimes, it’s not a good fit and you just need to move on.
Just like in relationships, there are a million things to consider before you find the right fit for you. Updating your LinkedIn, resume, resources and cover letter are just a few of the many steps to prepping for applying for a new job.
First things first, you need to have reputable resources to assist you in finding the correct position and company that fits your skill sets and desires in a workplace.
I’ve had my fair share of struggles in finding a job that would be a good fit for me and in my endeavors, have stumbled upon a few websites that are worth noting:
Glassdoor is a great place to start your search for a new job. It has an abundance of new jobs added every day, and allows you to search by job title, key responsibilities, company or location. But unlike other platforms, it provides employee reviews on company culture, senior leaders and salary information to give you an advantage on negotiating your salary.
A lot of my friends have been hired using Indeed. This is a search engine, similar to Google, but for jobs and can be used for surveys since it aggregates information from job boards, news sites and company listings. Plus, it has an advanced search function, which allows you to go even more in-depth by location, keyword and salary range.
LinkedIn is one of the most popular sites used by recruiters and hiring managers. Not only can you create a free profile that is essentially an online resume, LinkedIn will show you who in your network is currently working or has worked in that organization. Networking and referrals are key factors in landing a job and LinkedIn is definitely the place to build relationships.
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If you are still in college and need experience to beef up your resume or about to graduate, but not sure if you are ready for a full-time gig, then internships.com is the right place for you! Internships.com will provide global organizations with paid internships, opening the door to a million opportunities.
If you are in advertising, client service, media, human capital, creative or project management industry, then Siftly is the right fit for you!
Similar to LinkedIn, you create an online profile and Siftly will use your info and preferences to blind match you to jobs in the desired field and area. If you already have a LinkedIn account, you can link your account and transfer your information for a seamless set up.
If you are like me, you are thankful but sometimes frustrated with your journalism/PR degree. Mediabistro is the best site to utilize if you are going into journalism, PR or social media. Mediabistro helps you search for a job and has resume resources and career advice. Plus, they have training courses for the young professional trying to do it all.
If you are trying to land a job in STEM (science, technology, engineering or math) definitely use Dice. Dice delivers the opportunities, insights and connections through a search by job title, skills, keywords or company name.
Just because you are an independent, strong freelancer who don’t need no man, does not mean you don’t have resources to guide you:
Similar to LinkedIn, you can create a user profile with you skills, interests and preferred areas to work in. The cool part is that you can apply to as many startups as you want with one application and you are able to see the salary upfront, to make future salary negotiations easier.
Freelancer has posted almost 11 million freelancing jobs to date worth $3+ billion in 600 categories including website development, mobile apps, software architecture, internet marketing and more.
Meant for creatives, programmers and developers, Upwork posts 3 million part-time, short-term and freelance jobs annually and are trusted by companies like ZenDesk, UCLA and AirBnB.
These are just a few of many resources out there, but I hope these resources help you find your dream job! What resources do you typically use when searching for a new job? Comment below!