Where to Discover Hidden Job OpportunitiesMay 12th, 2009 | By Bill | Category: Employment News, Resumes
Even with the current recession and economic uncertainties, there are many job opportunities for people who do not recoil from the idea of hard work and people who possess relevant skills and experience. But even if you have the skills and experience and you are hard-working and productive, you also have to know where to find those jobs in the first place. You can’t find a job if you don’t know where to look. Often, it’s as simple as finding out where hiring managers post their ads for vacant positions and knowing how to create your own career path in certain situations. Here are some ideas for you to try.
Websites for job searches are places to look for great job opportunities. Human resources managers often place ads in monster.com and hotjobs.com. These sites have made their reach wider to include industry-specific sites for better selection processes. There are also craigslist.com and other local websites in your area. Employers frequently use local websites that offer free postings if they are looking for temporary work, entry level work or work for local residents in need of a job. Career opportunities for executive or management positions are usually not found on free sites but you might consider an interim job to fill up your time while you look for a better position.
Creating your own job opportunities can also be an option for you. Cold calling on several different companies will not always produce positive results but it can open doors for you. Most companies post their openings on a job search website or on their own sites but by sending out your well-written resumes to them, you are giving the hiring managers an idea that they might need you or they might be persuaded to open up a position. Sending resumes through the mail can be more effective than calling up hiring managers to ask about their open positions. Most of them are feel it is a waste of their time to answer these types of questions over the phone.
Another dimension to shaping your working life is by setting up your own company and going into business. Physical jobs such as painting, cleaning, landscaping, and snow shoveling and plowing and babysitting will get you through an interim period while you look for a more suitable job that will make good use of your abilities. Perhaps you may start your own business and find that you like it better. Jobs like these mean you are you have the sole responsibility to manage your own time and resources. And you don’t have to undergo the whole process of searching and being interviewed.
Creating your own job opportunities can also keep you busy and occupied. It will fight off depression and keep boredom and irritation at bay aside from earning an income for you. These are feelings common to people who are unemployed and have a lot of time on their hands or those who are frustrated in their search for a job.
Paulo Boranti is a self-improvement writer for http://www.helpfuladviceonline.com/. Paulo has written a guide to job hunting which is available as an ebook and audioguide.
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