How to Get the Most for Free While on the Job Hunting
Job hunting is a full-time job
Job hunting is a full-time job when the average time to gain employment is around eight months. Because of this, some job seekers will turn to tools that can help them get results in a high cost to them.
There are alternatives available for free to help you find your dream career. Here are some great free tools that could prove the difference in your job hunting:
Your resume is the most powerful free tool that you have access to. By keeping your resume up-to-date and ready to use at a moment’s notice, you will always be ready for the next opportunity that arises.
If you have access to a smartphone today, you know there are endless applications available. Consider checking out some of the free applications for job searching. These mobile apps give you access to job postings on the go, putting the job search right at your fingertips.
Job boards and email alerts
Job boards are a great tool to use when looking for open positions. Most offer free access to job seekers looking for new opportunities. They also offer email alerts, which you can set up to send you jobs that match what you are looking for. Having access to email alerts will save you endless time looking for jobs.
Create professional online profiles with sites such as LinkedIn. Having a professional online profile for recruiters to access makes you visible online and also gives them more insight into you as a job candidate. Recruiters are conducting more searches for candidates to fill positions. This simple tool — at no cost to you — gives you a competitive edge.
Networking opportunities can vary in cost, but many events are usually free to attend. Networking can help you get your foot in the door with a company by meeting people who already work there, or open up about unadvertised opportunities at awesome organizations. Networking is often an underutilized tool by most, so be sure to check out relevant events and meetups in your area.
These are just few of the best free options available to use as you are job searching. But, also be sure to check out what is available to you locally to help land the job that you’ve been waiting for. I love job hunting.