Where To Search

If you are a new graduate looking for work online it can be quite overwhelming. There are so many different websites offering different services and tools to aid you in your quest for employment that knowing where to search can be difficult. In this article we will be looking at company websites, job search engines, social media sites and career centers as some of the recommended places to start your search. We will also make some recommendations on how to use these resources effectively so that you can get the job that you want working for the right employer.

Company Websites

One of the best places to search for a job is on the website of the company that you would like to work for.

Most often than not they will have job postings there for positions that they need to have filled. If the company that you are interested in has a social media website make sure to join it. They may have apps that let you know about job availability. Make sure to keep your communication through this social media site professional at all times. You would not want to give your potential future employer a bad impression.

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Job Search Engines

SimplyHired, Indeed and Linkup are merely a few of the job search engines that you could be utilizing in your job hunt. On these sites you can find job titles anywhere in the world. You can limit your search to specific area codes and you can also browse certain fields if you are uncertain of the job titles. Again, SimplyHired is one of these sites that offers this service. Indeed has a helpful and easy to use search engine that you can use. Linkup also offers an easy to use search engine that can be very helpful in your job search.

Social Media Sites

Social media sites are a great place to look for employment. Sites like Twitter offer job search specific functions like TweetMyJobs. Facebook also has many potential employers looking for employees right now. Perhaps the biggest site at the moment is Linkedln. A lot of recruiters go directly to Linkedln to find new recruits. It is important to use the keywords of your field or industry in anything you post. Having said this it is important to stay professional in every post. Your potential employer could be watching.

Career Center

Career centers are often untapped resources by students and alumni. Many of them offer connections to employers that no one else is privy to. You may have to register online to receive this service, but if you are eligible it could well be worth your while. Your career center may also have many other resources available at hand. Each career center differs in the services they offer so make a plan to go visit yours today and see what they can do for you.