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The ABCs of the Job Search

It takes longer to look for a job than what you might realize. Yes, yes. There are those golden folks who seem to have a job just float into their laps, but the majority of us need to work at it. And it IS work to look for a job. You need to treat your job search like a job. Sending the SAME resume to your entire contact list does not constitute a "job well done." You cannot sit and whine that no one has called you back for an interview, because, well, quite frankly, ya didn't do it right!

If you're frustrated and overwhelmed by the whole process it is time to review the ABCs of job searching. WHERE do you look for jobs if they're in that "HIDDEN JOB MARKET"? WHEN should you start your job search? And HOW do you get that dream job?

Everyone wishes they had a dream job, but how do you actually get it? Tim shows you how he landed TWO!

Resources

Knowing Where to Look: 5 Tips to Find Hidden Job Openings

Are You Armed and Ready for a Job Search?

8 Secrets of Hiring Managers

Are You Applying for the Wrong Jobs

5 Things that May Have Changed Since the Last Time You Looked for a Job

The Six Best Ways to Find Your Next Job

10 Ways to Beat the Job Search Blues

 

Career Advice

Wonder what kind of training and education you need for a particular field? What is the job prospect over the next 10 years? What kind of salary can you expect? What does a typical day look like for professionals in your career? Check out any of these helpful links to explore your career options.

Career One Stop

CareerOneStop.com is your pathway to career success. Tools to help job seekers, students, businesses and career professionals. Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor.

Glass Door

Glassdoor is a free jobs and career community that offers the world an inside look at jobs and companies. What sets them apart is their "employee generated content" – anonymous salaries, company reviews, interview questions, and more – all posted by employees, job seekers, and sometimes the companies themselves. Now with nearly 3 million salaries and reviews, you have all the information you might need to make your next career decision.

Occupational Outlook Handbook

For hundreds of different types of jobs, The Occupational Outlook Handbook tells you the training and education needed; earnings; expected job prospects; what workers do on the job, and working conditions.

The Riley Guide

The Riley Guide is a directory of employment and career information sources and services on the Internet. It is primarily intended to provide instruction for job seekers on how to use the Internet to their best advantage, but recruiters and other career service industry professional will find information here to help them also.

Job Search Engines

Explore job search engines not only to look for jobs, but to check out job descriptions in your field to discover what EMPLOYERS are looking for. Do you have the qualifications they are looking for? If not, what can YOU do on your end to obtain those missing skills or qualifications?

Every field has, of course, their own specialty websites. Having trouble finding information? Then visit our office and allow us to help!

Campus Career Center

Connecting college and university students with entry-level jobs, internships, and career opportunities at leading global companies.

Career Rookie

The #1 site for internships, partnerships, and entry level jobs.

Indeed

The #1 job site worldwide, with over 100 million unique visitors per month.

Indiana Career Connect

Provides Hoosiers with fast, efficient and comprehensive job-search services.

Indiana Intern

Your "one stop shop" for great internship resources.

LinkedIn

The world's largest professional network: 225 million strong.

Simply Hired

Pulls listings from thousands of sites across the Web, including job boards, company career sites, newspapers, non-profit organizations, government sites, and more.

USA Jobs

The Federal government's official job list.