Sometimes looking for a job is difficult, especially when you’re trying to find out where to start looking! Gone are the days where you would hit the pavement and handout resumes and fill out paper applications. I have been told that even were you to attempt that nowadays, employers refer you to the corporation’s website. In no particular order, here are 10 places that I suggest you look at when looking for that perfect job or career!
- This website had over 22 million views over the last 6 months, and 75% of that was between Canada and the United States. Many small and big businesses utilize this site as their main source for hiring employees.
- With over 270 million visits over the last 6 months, I would say that this is definitely the place to go for job seekers and employers. Be sure to take the time to fill out all the necessary information so that any potential employers can look you up.
- Are you looking to join the start up world? Angel List is a site that is catered to new startups world wide. This is definitely the place to go if you like being a part of new projects that you can help build from the ground up.
4. Government sites
- The government is always looking for people. From municipal to federal and everything in between, there are jobs everywhere for everyone. Be sure that you are constantly on the lookout for new posting as government bodies employ thousands of employees to make a town, city or country operate.
5. Fortune 500 Companies
- Take time to Google large corporations that operate out of your area, or have a head office near you. These large hubs often staff many people. You will have to compile a list and then go to each of their websites to apply. Some companies that you may want to consider are: Pepsi, Facebook, Barnes and Noble, McDonald’s, Walmart, and Amazon.
6. Local Buy and Sell sites
- Look on your Craig’s list, Kijiji or eBay sites and search for postings there. You will be surprised to find many positions for you to choose from. A word of caution, be sure to follow this up with adequate research because these sites also harbour their fair share of scams.
7. Your local airport
- Not surprisingly, there are a lot of great job opportunities here.From retail and service, to directing traffic on the Tarmac, there are many different things to do. Apply at your local airport’s official website for more info.
8. Finding a job in your field of education
- If you are looking for something in your field, like an engineering position with a firm, make sure you do some research and find out companies that operate in your area. Once you have compiled a list, it would only be a matter of sending your resume off to all the companies.
9. Find services that you can offer
- Do you have babysitting, cleaning, or administrative experience? Offer up your expertise at companies that offer these services. Some examples are, last minute babysitting (sitter.com), a home cleaning company (housekeeper.com) or administrative and similar services at sites like upwork.com.
10. Post Secondary Institutes
- This is more for students, but anyone can apply for these positions. From research assistants, retail associates, professor or janitor the range here is huge. With campuses so large, the opportunity to nab something can be quite easy.
With this information, I hope you are armed and ready to start compiling lists and apply away! Let us know if you happen to know a few good places to look further in the comments below!