Jobs. . .
Sometimes you can't live with them, and you definitely can't live without them. But how do we navigate a vast job market to find something that truly fits us and what we enjoy?
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Step One is all about organization. Create a master document to track all of your job search notes/findings. This will keep you organized and proficient at searching. I have gone down the path of applying to countless jobs on Indeed. Trust me, after about the 71st job you apply to, it starts getting confusing. Lines get blurred, and you just keep hitting "apply" to anything that sounds relatively interesting.
Step Two is learning your job search engines. Getting your profile set up, uploading your resume, and being active on multiple sites will increase your footprint. It is important to learn how the search system works for each site you use, you want to make sure you are being as efficient as possible.
Here are my top 3 job search engines:
Step Three is about understanding job "requirements." Truth is, there are many job listings that use almost all the same requirements. This is to help the recruiter narrow down the amount of applicants. Unless it is regarding a license, you are usually safe to apply. Look under the "responsibilities" section, if you feel comfortable with the workload, go for it!
What I learned from job searching this week
Sometimes the results you want come from weird searches, or at least searches you did not expect. A trend I definitely have noticed is that there are many companies looking for people to do their social media marketing. I find this pretty cool, I love social media and see it as a continuously expanding field. Most of the Digital Media Marketing positions are also entry level, and open to people with less experience.
Here are the top 5 searches I used to produce my favorite positions this week:
I noticed that adding 'Assistant' produces loads of welcoming entry level positions. If you have not tried doing it before, I highly suggest it. You might get some results you have not seen before.
Let's find out what is out there!