There are many free employment websites particularly well-suited for human resources job search. Each site offers unique features – the job seeker is highly encouraged to utilize all resources.
Monster.com has thousands of listings for human resources jobs. Based on your skill set and geographical location, you can search this site for openings. You can also upload your resume to the website so that prospective employers can reach you. The site carries useful interview tips for human resources positions.
Craigslist is a different kind of website that allows you to search for human resources jobs based on geographical location. Many cost-conscious small businesses which do not advertise on costlier sites like Monster, advertise on much less expensive Craigslist. So you will find many jobs listed exclusively on this site. The only flip-side to searching on Craigslist is that you have to patiently scour through listings in several geographical areas to make sure you have not missed any posting.
Indeed.com is a job aggregating website. It aggregates listings from other job sites like Monster, company websites and media and publishes them in one place. Their database is searchable based on your skills and your preferred geographical location.
In general, seeking an opening through such online job portals is a good idea but it is no substitute for the traditional means of searching through friends and contact. The latter is a sound technique because typically your contact not only refers the position to you, but also recommends you to the employer. Especially with the current economic turmoil, it is very important to network to find a job. Here are tips that could be useful in your job search.
– Begin your search by contacting your friends, schoolmates, professors, former colleagues or even current colleagues (if you trust they will not leak information about your situation). If you know their contact information, talk to them about what you are seeking.
– If you have been out of touch or do not have peoples’ contact information, you are very likely to find them on LinkedIn or Facebook. Create an account at these sites if you do not have one already. Search and link up with your contacts through this account. As you network, you will make many new and useful contacts that could lead you to your dream job. You can also have former friends provide a professional recommendation on these sites – something a prospective employer may like to see.
– Talk to recruiters about your resume and interests. Follow up on job leads they provide and close the loop with updates and feedback. Stay in the good books of recruiters.
– Apply to companies through their websites. Even if they do not have human resources job posting, create an account and upload your information. When you are on their database, you stand a good chance of being noticed when an opening crops up.
– Prepare your resume carefully. If you anticipate interviewing with diverse companies, prepare multiple resumes highlighting your specific skills pertaining to the job.
Most importantly, stay calm and composed through your job search. Usually it is only a matter of time before you stumble upon what you are searching for. Shore up confidence and enthusiasm to bag your dream job!