Want to find your dream job? Here are the best places to look
Right now, it seems like the last thing you’d want to do is go searching for a job. Nearly every company is on a hiring freeze right now, and you couldn’t talk to a HR person even if you wanted to. But now is actually the best time to go job hunting.
While you’re not going to be able to put in applications, you can at least take a look and see what positions were open, and get an idea of what kind of candidate they’re looking for. Then, you can go and refine your resume, so once applications open back up, you can put in yours on day one.
The internet is as diverse as can be, which means it’s easy to find the exact dream job of yours, or find the perfect company for your fit. There’s plenty of options for you to go find the new step in your career.
These agencies, like the Staffing Agency Portland, are hired by companies to search for future employees for them. While a lot of the jobs they search for are more temporary, they are hired to search for more formal positions, and even participate in searches for new executives.
Since it’s an outside company doing the search, they’re working to just find the perfect person without any interior biases. Plus, they’re able to offer you interview tips as well and help you prepare for an interview with the company.
While there’s a minimal amount of job postings on the professional networking website, there’s plenty of opportunities to network and connect with professionals in your dream industry. Connections can open just as many doors.
Plus, it’s a great way to find people already hired in your position or working for your company, and ask them any questions you have about the company or position. It’s perfect to get research done for your dream job.
While many companies will post their job opening in multiple locations, some will only list job openings on their personal websites. It’s hard to check the websites of every single company your position could be available for, but if you want to be throughout you have to.
So use LinkUp, which specifically searches for jobs on company websites. It’s essentially a search engine for job searching, so you can apply for the job and find out more information directly from the company website.
Freelance connection services
Of course, your dream job may be as a photographer, cinematographer, or artist, which means you go job to job looking for your next opportunity. There’s plenty of websites that connect freelancers with companies looking for freelancers for contract work.
Sites like UpWork, Sologig, and Guru set up freelancers with companies needing their services. When you post yourself on these sites, you can specify your exact talents, pay rate, and location, to best suit you and the business who needs you.
You can’t talk job hunting without talking Indeed. The biggest job hunting site in the world, companies all around the world add their job listings to the site, making it hard to not find the job you’re looking for on there.
Plus, there’s also reviews from employees and job seekers about each company, along with the ability to research salary and job trends to see how your industry will change. And you can even upload your resume to your account, and apply while on the go through a mobile app. It’s hard not to love the convenience of Indeed.
No matter where you decide to look for your job, there’s plenty of opportunities to find your dream job. Use this time to move up in your career, or completely change to find true happiness. You deserve to end 2020 on a good note in a new job.
Frankie Stein is from Italy, but lives in Ingolstadt, Germany. Her hobbies are: reading about science, doing experiments, and travelling. She's been all around Europe and loves Scotland, London, and Russia. Her boyfriend is called Victor and they both love listening to The Cure, reading Byron, and gazing upon William Blake prints.