where to find job listings
It’s that dreaded point in any adult’s life. Either you’re just not feeling it at your current job, you’ve been let go or fired, or you’re entering a new chapter in your life and you just need some new employment. And now you have to…sigh…look for a job. Boy do we get it. Job searching is thankless work, and to make matters worse, it can feel super overwhelming. Good thing you’ve got us though, right?! We’re going to walk you through all the different places that you can find job postings, and even how to search for ones that aren’t posted. Pretty sneaky. Let’s dive right in!
where to find listed job postings
- Go to the Jobs Tab.
- Search for a job by:
- Sometimes it’ll tell you who the hiring manager or recruiter is.
- You can then send a message and see if you can learn more about them or the position.
- Look for keywords, companies, job titles
- Look for a company with reviews
- Include salary information in your search
- You can turn on notifications for certain search results
- Search jobs
- It’ll take you into a job search platform
- Sometimes you’ll find jobs that you can’t find on LinkedIn/Indeed
- It scrapes the internet and helps you find jobs posted on third party sites
- Sometimes companies only post on their own site
- Looking to work in a specific industry? Make a list of companies that you may be interested in working at and go onto the sites to see if they have any availabilities
School Job Board
- The job board at your school!
- Open to current students & sometimes alumni
- Contact your school’s career office, ask them if they provide access to the job portal
how to find jobs that aren't posted
- Develop a little pitch/project that shows how you can add value to a company
- They’re going to go out of their way to help you because you went out of your way to help them
- This takes more energy and capacity, so only do it for the companies/positions you REALLY want or if you KNOW you could offer something of value to them that they don’t have
Reach Out Directly
- Cold email professors and research positions, small businesses, companies you believe are missing something.
- Have a dream position or dream company? Reach out directly to them (even when a job isn’t posted) and let them know what value you could provide for them.
- Some school programs include a course where you have to work with a business for credits.
- Don’t just settle for any businesses you apply for.
- Go out, find a job you would want to work at or learn from, and approach them with this free opportunity and some information on how you could provide value.
- Similarly, find a grant that makes hiring you easier!
- This is especially applicable for small businesses.
- Research hiring/wage subsidy grants that could apply to you, approach a business with the grant and your value prop and get your foot in the door!
- Put yourself out there on the internet
- Specifically on LinkedIn, a lot of job employers may see your posts and be able to get a better idea of what you’re doing and the skill sets you possess
Ask Your Connections!
- Don’t be afraid to tell people you’re looking!
- A lot of jobs are filled through recommendations.
- Post on your social media that you’re looking for a job.
- Mention to your circle that you have ‘these skills’ and are looking.
- You never know who may know someone who is hiring.
If you’re currently looking for a job, start by making a list of companies that you would love to work with.
- It’s almost never a bad idea to reach out directly as long as you can prove that you’re going to bring worth to a company. Be specific about why you’re interested in working there.
- Don’t just try to find jobs that are listed, try reaching out to your connections, finding grants to fund your work, etc.