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Where to find the best jobs

September 29, 2014 | Posted in:Advice, Newsletter | By:

September 29, 2014 | Posted in:Advice, Newsletter

One of the first questions I often get is where to find the best jobs. Job seekers want to know where to look. With so many sites available, it’s hard to know where to begin.

You can spend hours and days bouncing around between various sites. To make things a bit faster, I’ve compiled my list of recommendations.

Here are a few of my favorite sites to find job postings:

  • CopelandCoaching.com – Of course, I’m a little biased. But, each day, I feature two jobs I’ve found through various sources (the hiring manager, a recruiter, a job website, etc.). I select interesting jobs that are newly posted and are at reputable companies. If you want to save a little time, be sure to keep an eye on these postings each day.
  • Indeed.com – Indeed is the #1 job site worldwide. It works like a job search engine, pulling in results from many different websites. They have over 140 million visitors per month from over 50 countries and 28 languages. Their site covers 94% of global GDP. That means there are very few jobs that don’t end up on Indeed. You can even setup job alerts, and Indeed will e-mail you when jobs come up that match your requirements. Be sure to check it out, and to learn more, listen to last week’s podcast when I interview Mike Steinerd from Indeed.com.
  • LinkedIn.com – LinkedIn provides job suggestions for positions that are similar to previous positions you’ve held. Although I find the total number of options to be less, they are more targeted. Even better, you can often find the hiring manager or recruiter on LinkedIn. And, many of the jobs have a one-click apply option that makes applying faster and easier than usual. Just be sure your LinkedIn profile is up to date!
  • Glassdoor.com – As I’ve written before, my favorite feature of LinkedIn is the ability to research salaries. Employees anonymously report their salaries and you have access to the data. You can also research what employees think about a company — and questions you may be asked during your interview. But, in addition to these great features, you can also search job postings. To learn more, visit the website and listen to another podcast where I interview Scott Dobroski from Glassdoor.com.
  • Newsletters – Occasionally, you may find an industry specific e-newsletter that shares job postings. These can be useful if you find a good one (or a waste of time otherwise). A Memphis newsletter that I enjoy is the Lipscomb & Pitts Breakfast Club e-mail newsletter. Subscribe to the e-newsletter here. In addition to job postings, you’ll find networking and volunteer opportunities. These are all helpful in jump starting your search.

Whichever route you go, the most important thing is to check postings often, and to apply immediately. My recommendation is to check every job search site daily. Look for jobs that were posted recently. If you find one you like, apply immediately.

But, in order to do this, you need to be prepared. Keep your LinkedIn and resume up to date. Also, have a template for your cover letter setup and ready to send. This way, there will be no delay in your application making it to your future employer.

I hope these tips have helped you. Visit CopelandCoaching.com to find more tips to improve your job search. If I can be of assistance to you, don’t hesitate to reach out to me here.

Also, be sure to¬† subscribe to my Copeland Coaching Podcast on iTunes where I discuss career advice every Tuesday! If you’ve already heard the podcast and enjoy it, please consider leaving a review in iTunes. Thanks.

Happy hunting!

Angela Copeland

@CopelandCoach

Angela Copeland is Founder and Coach for Copeland Coaching, a great way to jump start your job search. Follow her on Twitter @CopelandCoach for tips on finding the perfect job for you.

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