Finding local jobs in my area can be challenging if you don’t know where to find them. Even in these hard economic times, when the US unemployment rate remains at 9%, there are still many jobs that can be found locally that are not being filled for lack of applicants. If you’ve been wondering where can I find a job in my area, here are some tips that might be useful to you, whether you are looking for a full-time or a part-time position.
1. The most traditional way of looking for local jobs is by browsing the want ads in your local newspapers. Most medium-size establishments in the community still place ads for openings in these papers as a way of showing support for them. However, the number of jobs listed there may be limited because an increasing number of employers are posting job openings online.
2. If you have a clear idea of the kind of job that you want, you can try finding local jobs in my area by looking up companies in the local yellow pages and cold calling their human resources departments, asking if they have openings in your desired area. You might be lucky enough to find an opening that has not yet been advertised and that you might be perfect for. At the very least, they may invite you to submit a resume for their active files, which might result in a call later when there is an opening. You can also consider visiting their websites directly, if they have one, to look for job listings.
3. If you have access to a computer and an Internet connection, there are a wide variety of other online resources for finding local jobs in my area. You can start by looking at the web site of your local Chamber of Commerce. Many members post new openings on this site since listings are free and they can reach more qualified applicants. Plus, many of the listings are appearing here first before they listed in other sites, increasing your chances of landing a good job.
4. Although this is not as safe, you can try looking for local jobs in my area using online classified ads such as those on craigslist. The problem with using this method is that many of these sites don’t really screen their ads, increasing the risk of scam ads. Still, the majority of the people who advertise on these sites are reputable and you may be able to find a good local position. Just be sure to exercise care when applying to protect yourself.
5. The best online job resource is probably local job listing sites. These sites maintain databases of job listings of local jobs in my area provided by businessmen in the community and allow you to search for the job that you want for free by simply typing in your zip code. If you have trouble finding jobs in your immediate area, you may have to broaden your search a little by typing in adjoining zip codes. This may help you find your ideal job even if you have to spend some time commuting.
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