Searching for a job can be one of the greatest challenges most of us face. It’s time-consuming, overwhelming, and can leave most job seekers feeling discouraged. Not to mention figuring out how your resume should look, what to wear to an interview, and how to accommodate for a long employment gap can all be frustrating tasks on their own.
So where can you start? Most brick-and-mortar businesses have transitioned away from paper applications to electronic applications, which eliminates a lot of the physical footwork that used to be a major part of job searching. It also means that you can apply for a greater volume of jobs in a shorter amount of time. You can apply for jobs directly on a company’s website or use a job search engine like Glassdoor, LinkedIn, or Indeed. You can also check out Career Transitions on the Library’s website and CareerOneStop to make finding a job less cumbersome.
Career Transitions and CareerOneStop are more than job search engines. They are career assistance resources that offer career path guidance, resume help, interview preparation, skill trainings, and so much more. For instance, Career Transitions has an interactive interview simulation that guides you on how to answer interview questions eloquently and effectively. In addition, CareerOneStop lists job resources for the entry-level worker, seasoned worker, laid-off worker, and veterans that pertain specifically to those different employment needs. The task of finding a job is just as much about how to fill out a job application as it is to equip yourself with the skills and abilities necessary to be a great potential hire.
Whether you’re newly unemployed or have been on the hunt for quite a while, there are resources available for every kind of job seeker on the internet. Now you know where to find them.
Consumer Technology Specialist