The ways that we go about a job search have changed. It used to be that you could call a few recruiters, send out some CVs or resumes and look for job ads in your Saturday newspaper.

A job search now? - It's a jungle out there!

How To Find a Job

The job seeker/hunter typically looks for job vacancies or employment opportunities by using these methods of job search:

Finding a job through family and friends or networking,

  • Advantages - free,
  • Disadvantages - depends on a network size and quality. This can be problematic for new emigrants. However, the community centers can help.

Searching through the classifieds in newspapers and magazines,

  • Advantages - free if you do not need to buy a newspaper or magazine. Use a library. Usually, jobs are readily available.
  • Disadvantages - usually there is a small number of opportunities. It is mostly applicable to local or small area where you live and on temporary or contract base.

Going and ask or hand out resumes or CV to prospective employers,

  • Advantages - free if exclude cost of transport. Usually gives immediate respond.
  • Disadvantages - time consuming. Usually covers a local area where you live,

Cold calling companies and inquire to whether there are any job vacancies,

  • Advantages - free, immediate response,
  • Disadvantages - It is not easy. Many people do not have courage or/and skills to do so,

Using brick and mortar public employment agencies,

  • Advantages - free. In some countries they will offer to you available jobs and you will be able to select them. In some other countries, you will be responsible for finding a job for you. Usually you will get help and counseling in job search skills, resume or CV writing and access to local ads and occasional job offers, computer, internet, printing and copy machine, fax and phone.
  • Disadvantages - not all skills, education and experience levels are covered. So higher education level so more difficult to find a job through a public agency can be.

Using brick and mortar private employment agencies,

  • Advantages - to some extend can free you from active job search. Usually they write or rewrite your resume to suit the market where you intend to seek employment. Using they connections and network they will try to find your desired job,
  • Disadvantages - not so cheap and guarantee can be a problem.

Using Country Job Search or Job Search in Country on the Internet to find prospective employers and

  • Emailing to companies with inquires to whether there are any job vacancies,
    • Advantages - free,
    • Disadvantages - very time consuming. Not all companies will respond or even confirm the reception of your email,
  • Emailing with resumes/CVs to companies which posted jobs,
    • Advantages - free, better chance for a job
    • Disadvantages - very time consuming. Many companies will respond only when you are on the short list.

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Using resume posting services on the Web without knowing if jobs are available or not and

  • Doing so called blind resume posting to all employers and job recruiters in the database,
    • Advantages - better success rate then above and other resume posting advantages,
    • Disadvantages - check the resume posting services disadvantages.
  • Doing the targeted resume posting where you are selecting desired industry and job locations so that you are posting your resume only to these job recruiters and employers, who are hiring candidates with your qualifications,
    • Advantages - better success rate then for the blind resume posting above,
    • Disadvantages are this same as for the blind resume posting above,

Using resume/CV distribution / broadcasting services on the Internet and

  • Doing so called mass resume distribution emailing to all employers and job recruiters in the database without knowing if jobs are available or not,
    • Advantages - you are not limited to positions open now, since most employers will keep your resume/CV live on file at for least six to twelve months,
    • Disadvantages - it is not free,
  • Doing the targeted resume distribution where you are selecting desired industry and job locations so that your resume goes only to these job recruiters, who are hiring candidates with your qualifications,
  • Submitting your resume/CV to all job recruiters in the database without knowing if jobs are available or not,
    • Advantages - you are reaching all employers in the database. You are not limited to positions open now, since most employers and recruiters will keep your resume/CV live on file at for least six to twelve months. See other resume/CV distribution advantages.
    • Disadvantages - it is not free,
  • Submitting your resume/CV only to that employers and job recruiters in the database whom have jobs available now,
      • Advantages - this is an ultimate job search service on the Internet. You can reach a response rate that is four to five times higher than you could achieve through your own efforts.
      • Disadvantages - it is not free. You are missing all recruiter and employers whom do not have jobs now.

Join the LinkedIn or Facebook social networking websites.

  • Advantages - free, immediate response,
  • Disadvantages - It is not easy. Many people do not have skills to do so.

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You may run your job search right now, but when you find some suitable jobs you must apply immediately with your current CV or resume and cover letter.

Remember that your CV/resume must be targeted, scannable and generate hits. If you have a difficulty with your CV writing or resume writing instead of staring at a blank piece of paper, use CV samplesCV templates, resume samples and resume templates or:

Most recruiters expect to receive a cover letter together with your resume or CV.
So, prepare a cover letter convincing the reader why you are the best candidate for the interview.
If you have a difficulty with your cover letter writing use one of these:

In recent years it become increasingly popular to join the LinkedIn or Facebook social networking websites for professionals, where you may search for jobs and have your keyword-optimized, rich content profile with current CV or resume. Hiring managers use them more frequently to consult your profile and supplement or check against the CV/resume you send along. If you do not have an account, create one and include your social media link(s) on your CV/resume.
However, you should manage your online presence. Eliminate any photos and statements that could reflect poorly on you. From an employer’s point of view, someone who emphasizes partying on a social networking site is not focused on jobs and those who post complaints about work or colleagues are less desirable candidates. Online CV/resume should not include sensitive information as they could show lack of respect for confidentiality and discretion.

Other How To Find Job Info

To be successful in your job search and getting jobs you want, you need prepare cover letter and CV or resume which you must email instantly to the prospective employers selected during a job search.

When you receive an invitation to the job interview, you may apply for the visa and work permit. Then prepare yourself for job interview and take a look at dress code because how you dress is the one of the most important attribute in being hired.

Check the job interview do & don't and other job search skills pages. Find out why people are not hired for available jobs.

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

Do you know how to find job, now? Good luck with finding a job!