Where the Jobs Are? Tips on Jobs Search

Industrialized countries approximate job breakdown looks like that:

  • Small business 50%
  • Big business 30%
  • Public sector 20%

As you can see above, the small business provides nearly two times more jobs then the big business and more than twice more jobs in the public (government) sector. Therefore, seriously consider seeking for jobs in the small business sector as the chance to get the job is approximately 50% higher and competition is lower.

The small business sector is usually underrated source of employment because people get the wrong impression about its potential.

In addition, if you are doing your job search right, you will not be spending a lot of time replying to positions that you have seen advertised in newspapers, magazines or online.

The advertised jobs account for a few percent of all the available vacancies today. Moreover, since everyone else gets to see the ads, you are competing with hundreds if not thousands of other applicants for the same position. Competition can be brutal and in fact is. Employers can afford to be picky, so your chances of being noticed are usually slim.

The bulk of job opportunities (over 85% of all jobs) is buried somewhere in the hidden jobs market

It is a very important aspect of the job search process because this is where majority of jobs are. This is particularly relevant to a small businesses sector where they save on everything (including advertizing) to make them profitable.  

This is why tapping into the hidden job market is much more effective then other traditional methods. You will not be competing with large numbers of other job applicants. 

This is a job seeker's best strategy for securing employment in today's competitive economy. For that reason, the networking is a main source of jobs.  

Quite often, it is not important what you know but whom you know

The above statement is applicable to all job sectors and particularly to the small businesses sector.

The jobs search is a full time job without pay

You may search for jobs right now, but when you find one you must apply immediately for it with your current CV or resume. We recommend that you have your cover letter ready too. So, do not forget about our resume writing, CV writing and cover letter writing advices.

art_tip Where Jobs Are, jobs searchBefore you start searching for jobs you need to prepare your resume or CV and cover letter.

for CVs:

for resumes:

Because CVs and resumes refer mainly to the past time with exception of your present job and employers are interested mostly in the future of they companies, often cover letters are more important or convincing to them then the accompanying resume or CV. So, prepare a cover letter.

If you have a difficulty with your cover letter writing use one of these:

When your job application consisting of your job cover letter and resume or CV is completed you are ready to submit your resume to employers, job recruiters and headhunters in places where you want to work.

When a potential employer invite you for an interview, you need to prepare yourself to win at the interview and get the job you want.

Other Jobs Search Info

In addition, on job search, cover letters, CVs & resumes, job interviews and dress codes pages, you will find very useful tips for many different countries.

Good luck with your jobs search tips!


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