It’s no secret that the job market is still a little tough for job-seekers.
With unemployment hovering around 10% finding a job becomes very difficult for many and a challenge at best for everyone else.
Job Sites To Find A Job
Thanks to the internet, job-seekers don’t have to just rely on the newspaper ads (which don’t work very well anyway) to find a job. There are thousand of job sites available that can help you in your job search. I say “help” because it is the job-seeker who is responsible for finding his/her next job, you can’t just depend on a big job site to do the work for you!
Just a few of the bigger jobs sites
- Indeed Job Search
This list can get you started, but you also might want to look for job sites that are specific to your industry or niche. So if you were a carpenter, you could Google “construction jobs” and find some job sites specifically geared towards that industry.
Resume Services and Tools
- ResumeCompanion.com – Do-it-yourself resume writing system
- ResumeRabbit.com– Posts your resume to 75 different job sites
- ResumeCorner.com – Resume writing service
Job Site Alternatives
As someone who was laid off a couple years ago and has ventured into the world of self-employment, I have to encourage you to at least consider the idea. Websites like Elance.com and Odesk.com allow freelancers to offer their skills and services – not to mention using craigslist or other classifieds. If you need some inspiration you could check out some home based business ideas or legit work from home jobs (mostly freelance writing).
I was one of those people who always dreamed about starting my own business, but was really intimidated by it as well. I can now honestly look back and say that getting laid off was one of the best things that happened to me. So if you are looking to find a job or source of income, I encourage you to be proactive, think creatively, and pray! It was very clear that God was at work in my process and I encourage you to invite Him in!
A few job-related articles
- High-paying jobs without a degree
- 25 common job interview questions asked
- 20 places that are hiring
- 15 Jobs for making money while in college
- What to do when you hate your job
- 5 Tips to prepare for your job interview
Do you have any suggestions for readers in their job search? How did you find your job – was it a job site, a friend, etc?