If you have lost your job and do not have the adequate savings for a few months, the urgency of finding a new position can be stressful. Depending on the type of job you wish, your professional training and your experience in the work field, the process of getting new employment may involve contacting multiple employers and monitoring several job websites and newspapers. Nevertheless, you can use simple strategies in order to speed up the process, when you start to look for and find a job.
First of all, you should check online job boards for job listings in your area. Some online boards offer listings across a variety of industries, other specialise in one or more career fields. Most of these job boards allow seekers to complete applications and upload resumes. Moreover, you can also monitor the classified ad listings of online versions of newspapers in your city. Network with former co-workers to find out about openings at companies similar to your previous employer.
You can also attend career fairs in your city. Career fairs typically feature dozens of employers, some of which may accept applications and conduct initial interviews on the spot. Some career fairs include employers representing multiple industries. Others focus on a particular industry such as technology, manufacturing or hospitality. If you are really good with the Internet, you can always visit company websites and submit applications directly to the companies. If the company does not offer an online application option, then you can ask for one at the company’s physical locate. Depending on the needs of the company, you may get an interview before you leave.
Call independent recruiters in your area. These professionals specialise in matching companies with applicants and can help arrange an interview. An independent recruiter may also provide you with background information about the company and help you better prepare for the interview. Complete applications at temporary staffing services in your area. These businesses provide companies with employees on a temporary or temporary-to-permanent basis, and handle functions such as employee screening and payroll. After all these, you may find a job, but you need to have patience. Make sure you bring multiple copies of your updated resume to career fairs. You can talk to representatives from several employers, and having resume copies ready may make recruiters more interested in what you have to offer, thus increasing your chances of getting a new and better paid job.