"How can I find a job quickly?" It's a question on many a job seeker's mind. It's easy to get overwhelmed when you've sent out dozens and dozens of resumes to no avail. Fortunately, there are many companies out there dedicated to helping you land your dream job, no matter what your stage of career.
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Don't miss out on resources including articles and podcasts covering job and career advice, trends and other topics on interest for career-minded women. The website also features research and guides, such as a pregnancy week-by-week guide.
Chances are, you probably already use LinkedIn or are at least aware of it. Not only is the professional networking site a great resource for connecting with others in your industry, including colleagues and people you admire, but it's also an important tool for finding and applying to jobs. In fact, you can even apply to many listings directly on LinkedIn using your profile.
Make sure to keep your profile optimized and up to date because recruiters often identify and reach out to potential fits for open positions they're trying to fill on behalf of employers via the platform. You should also check out LinkedIn Groups to connect with other professionals and expand your career circle.
Glassdoor isn't just dedicated to helping you find a job — although with its job-search tool, you'll find plenty of listings matching your experience and qualifications; it's also an important resource for learning about companies and finding out if you're being paid fairly. Anonymous company reviews let you determine whether a prospective employer is a good fit (and find out opinions of your current employer, in case you're curious). You can also find out salary information for different positions within a company and averages in the industry, as well as use the salary calculator to estimate your professional worth. To prepare for your interview, check out common interview questions at given employers.
Like Glassdoor, CareerBuilder allows you to compare your salaries to others with similar job titles in your area to find out if you're being paid fairly. You can also learn which skills you should build to increase your earning potential. Using the "Quick Apply" tool allows you to apply to multiple jobs at once. You'll receive a curated list of recommendations based on your search history, as well as get job-alert notifications. Upload and even build a resume to take advantage of personalized resources.
If you download the mobile app, you'll be able to see where jobs meeting your criteria are and apply easily using the augmented reality-powered tool. You can even receive push notifications when a new job meeting your specifications is listed and find out when an employer views your resume.
Staffing firm Robert Half is one of the most well-known names in the business, catering to job searchers and employers alike. If you're looking for a job you can search plenty of listings in your area, upload your resume and apply directly, as well as receive personalized recommendations based on your profile. Experts will also advocate on the job seeker's behalf and work with companies to fill positions.
The firm caters to 42 states and Washington, D.C., across five areas: accounting and finance, administrative and office, technology and IT, creative and marketing and legal. Even if you don't search for jobs on the website, you'll find plenty of resources, including salary guides, workplace research, recruitment tips, tips for landing a job, career development advice and more.
Michael Page is a top recruiting consultancy, finding qualified candidates for temporary, contract or permanent positions for a range of employers. Job searchers can also look for positions in cities across the United States, including New York, San Francisco, Houston, Philadelphia, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, Dallas and others, along with countries like the United Kingdom, France and Australia. Industries covered include advisory, banking and financial services, finance and accounting, engineering and manufacturing, healthcare and life sciences, human resources, information technology, legal, marketing, page personnel office support, oil and gas, procurement and supply chain, real estate and construction and sales.
You'll also find plenty of resources on Michael Page's blog, including topics like navigating the "What are your weaknesses?" question and everything to know about situational judgment tests.
Korn Ferry is a global organizational consulting firm that operates in 50 countries around the world. Along with helping companies identify the best candidates and advising them on how to develop and nurture their workforce, the firm assists professionals with their own career development and advancement. There are five core solutions in which Korn Ferry specializes: organizational strategy, assessment and succession, talent acquisition, leadership development and rewards and benefits. There's also plenty of advice on their website, such as thoughts on leadership programs for women.
Job searching is exhausting, and it's easy to get worn down. You can certainly hire someone to help you find a job, such as a career counselor, who will help you define, hone and achieve your career goals — including employment — through a variety of methods. You can even hire a personal recruiter or headhunter to work on your behalf. However, there are also plenty of free resources to help you find a job, too, such as the resources above. Consider your goals, the work you've done already, your industry, where you are in your career and other factors to determine the best option for you. For example, if you're having trouble determining the best career path for you or are looking to make a career pivot, a career counselor might be best for you.
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