Finding Job Openings
Job openings can be found in a variety of places.
Not all jobs are listed in a newspaper or located just down the street. Here are five common places to find openings:
- Employer Websites
Most employers post their jobs online. You can look at company websites and learn about them before you apply.
- Job Boards or Job Banks
These are websites that post job openings. Some are job banks run by the state workforce system. Others are commercial job banks run by private companies. You can find links to job banks at the bottom of this page.
- Job Fairs
Attend a job fair to meet employers in person. Make sure to bring copies of your resume and dress professionally.
- Temporary or Placement Agencies
Employment agencies find short-term and contract positions. Be careful using employment services. Make sure you are clear on the terms of your agreement.
Many jobs are never advertised. They are filled because someone knew a job seeker who would be a good fit. Use your network to hear about these "hidden" jobs.
Employers like job seekers who know about them. They also like job seekers who know why they are a good fit. Before you apply for a job, do some research. Visit the employer's website. See if anyone in your network knows about this employer. Gather information that will help you stand out in an interview.