6 Job Search Platforms To Springboard You Onto Your Missing Flourishing Job
What if you went home on a Thursday evening and couldn’t wait to tell your spouse all about your job? All the things that you did that day that continued to thrill you every hour of the day. You love the culture of your company. You love working collaboratively with your colleagues and how they are always encouraging and adding to each others’ roles at work. Better yet, you can’t get enough of your role. 24/7 you are thinking about what else you could do. You live and breathe your work. You cannot believe that you have finally been awarded with your dream job.
Most, however, are still not experiencing this fulfillment in their careers. Some will stay in their same ole job where the money they get is a good exchange for their time and skills. Others will ponder just enough for a change so that they can for just a second escape reality; yet not acting on the needed change. Less even will make the gutsy move to consider other jobs and will start being proactive about it, for their happiness, sense of fulfillment, and sense of being valued assets to the company they work for is now their priority.
If the need for a “better job” is starting to sink in, so that you will be seen as a valuable asset to the company while getting a sense of fulfillment and happiness, the following are some online platforms (resources) that you can create an account with and upload your resume and cover letters that will expose you to your next flourishing job opportunity.
There are over 436 million LinkedIn users world wide. LinkedIn is mainly used for professional networking. However, by creating your profile, you can attract employers and HR specialists to inquiry about your talents and skills. Additionally, employers post thousands of jobs on a daily basis. By tailoring your profile and staying active in providing value to posts in your feed, you will increase your chances of getting noticed for your talent, skills, and knowledge.
With a well structured system, Indeed is an employment-related search engine for job postings. It pulls together jobs from thousands of websites. Just to name a few, you would get job postings in one place from job boards, staffing firms, associations, and company career pages. You can even refine your search by adding an estimated salary you would look for.
According to some sources, Monster is one of the most visited employment websites in the United States and one of the largest in the world. It is primarily used to help those seeking work to find job openings, for lower to mid-level employment, that match their skills and location. Like many other job posting platforms, Monster sends you emails with new job postings for the job you are searching for around your city.
Also ranking in the top most visited job posting website, CareerBuilder is another platform you could be on. Like many others, it gives you access to a set of filters that allow you to narrow down to your ideal job. It gives you options such as job date posted (24 hours, 3 days, 7 days, or 30 days), job distance (5, 10, 30, or 50 miles), employment type (full-time, part-time, contractor, contract to hire, intern, or seasonal/temp.), annual pay (in increments of $20,000), company, and up to three job categories.
With millions of jobs available, you will be able to find the one that is right for you. Here, you can get your own personalized salary estimate. This can be a great tool that allows you to negotiate your pay as you will know your worth in your very own city. Additionally, you will have access to reviews on over 600,000 companies around the globe. This will allow you to have a better understanding of how your potential company treats its employees, mission, and community.
Cleverly, Ladders’ value proposition is to assist you to “move up in your career”. Right off from their main page, it shows you that the harvest is plenty with over hundreds of thousands of jobs available. It lists 17,000 active employers. It also mentions the fact that recruiters are very active in searching for candidates, with 141,000 searches. Additionally, it shows you what industries are trending nationwide with the job title, salary, and number of open jobs for that given job title.
Looking for your ideal job and landing it can take months of preparation and work. You must be patient. You must also be strategic. Creating an account with each and every one of these employment platforms should be part of your job search process. Have a specific and personalized plan to tackle this life changing opportunity. Reach out for guidance in the process to optimize your opportunities.
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