As an AFA recruiter, I hope that your job search ended when you applied here. But, I know that American Fidelity isn’t going to be the right place for everyone, or it might just not be the right time. That’s why I decided to share some of my job search tips with you. And even if you’re not job searching, maybe there will be something here you can share with a friend or family member who is on the job hunt.
- Referrals: The best way to get started is to let people know you’re looking. Spread the word and ask people to let you know if they hear of anything, even jobs that aren’t officially posted yet, and to let you know. If you have a specific company you want to work for, talk to anyone you know there. You might be able to meet with someone and get a foot in the door even if they don’t have anything posted at that time.
- Social media: Use LinkedIn to connect with others professionally and display your skills. Follow companies on Twitter and Facebook to learn more about them. On Twitter, connect with people who can help your job search and post articles about your industry to show your expertise.
- Job boards: Search job board sites such as CareerBuilder and Monster, try a job feed site such as Indeed and look for industry-focused job boards, for example, search Dice for IT positions.
- Staffing agencies: If you impress one of their recruiters, they can help land you interviews with multiple companies. Some companies hire exclusively through agencies and others may give them a heads up about possible jobs before the job is posted officially. Examples of national and local staffing agencies include Express Employment Professionals and Robert Half.
- Volunteer: Helping others can help you take your mind off your job search stress and can also help you make new connections. Get to know other volunteers and board members and impress them with you work ethic. They may be able to help you find a job or provide a recommendation.
What are your tips for finding job opportunities? Share with us in the comments!