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6 Job Search Strategies

There are many ways to find employment opportunities. A combination of these approaches will often result in the most efficient job search. These are 6 job search strategies you can explore:

Networking is a lot more work than simply scanning posted jobs, but it is one of the most effective ways to get work... after all, three-quarters of jobs are never advertised and never posted. You need to locate potential employers through websites, social media platforms, events, job fairs and more. Once you locate these employers you can use effective communication skills to advertise your skills and abilities. 

LinkedIn is a great online professional networking site you can use to locate jobs, join relevant groups. find Alumni working in your industry and most importantly connect with employers in your field.
 
Exclusive Job Listings are not accessible by the general public. Some employers prefer them because they get a more manageable and relevant response. Networking with others or connecting with employers directly could give you access to exclusive job listings.

Open-access Job Listings (company websites and job search sites) have thousands of active job postings but they are seen by more people so there is more competition. 

Resume Posting allows you to post your skills/experience profile on a database which is searchable by employers. Some employers prefer this approach to find candidates rather than have hundreds respond to an ad. 

Job Alerts allow you to sign up to receive alerts on positions you may be interested in. Positions that become available based on your preferences can be emailed directly to you.

  

How can the Career Centre help?

We can assist you throughout your job search:

1. Assess yourself and define an employment goal--be clear on what type of position your are seeking.  

2. Register for our job posting database. Jobs.Sheridan is our online job posting board for Sheridan students and Alumni.

3. See an Employment Consultant for in person support on your job search strategy. 

For more detail on this topic, see the FAQs.

For additional resources check out many useful links in the Online Resources section.