Research3:58 with Pasan Premaratne
There are many places you can find job openings, but not tools are suited to your needs. Using the tool that's best applicable to your situation will yield much better results. In this video, we'll go over what tools are available and when you should use them.
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So you are unemployed or unsatisfied with your current job and you want something new? 0:00 How do you go about finding a job? 0:04 Big job boards are the go-to solution nowadays, 0:06 but they don't always produce the best results. 0:09 You should be using a combination of resources to get a job, 0:12 and in this video we're going to go over the different tools you should use 0:15 when looking and applying for jobs. 0:18 Applying on large job boards like Monster or Career Builder will yield results, 0:21 but it depends on the type of job and the company you are applying to. 0:25 In the tech industry there are all sorts of companies 0:29 from the large, long-standing firms like IBM, Oracle and Cisco 0:32 to new entrants like Facebook and Twitter. And there's even smaller firms. 0:36 The way you find jobs at each one of those companies differs, 0:40 and you should adapt your search and application process to it. 0:44 There isn't a separate process depending on the size of the company 0:48 so I'm not going to categorize these tools. 0:51 You can use all these tools regardless of the company 0:54 and you will still get better results than if you only use one tool. 0:56 The most common tool available to job searchers is a job board. 1:00 Most people are familiar with the bigger job boards like Monster and Career Builder. 1:04 These job boards will have a wide range of jobs available 1:08 from companies in the tech industry and in IT departments of companies outside of tech. 1:11 Use these tools if that is what you are looking for. 1:16 But if you are looking for something that's more in the tech industry 1:19 or with medium-sized companies, not the large corporate ones, 1:22 then you should start to look on more specific job boards. 1:26 The more popular ones in tech are the 37signals job board 1:30 which lists jobs in design and development as well as some other categories. 1:34 Then there is GitHub's dev-centric job board, 1:38 Authentic jobs, Smashing Magazine, and much more. 1:40 Check out the list in the notes section and peruse 1:44 the job boards relevant to your area of expertise. 1:46 These niche job boards will have posts ranging from big companies 1:49 like Apple, Facebook, and The New York Times 1:53 to medium-sized companies as well as start-ups. 1:55 There's plenty of options for everyone. 1:58 Aside from job boards, you should also look at the websites of the companies you want to work for. 2:00 Again, try not to have a generic application ready. 2:05 Think about which companies you would like to work for, 2:08 and then your choices should take into account basic things like compensation, 2:11 benefits, as well as culture, flexibility and overall satisfaction of working there. 2:15 While job boards are great at showing you everything that's out there in your field, 2:20 if you know what company you want to work for 2:24 their website is the most direct way to see what positions are available 2:27 and what fits your skill set. 2:30 The best chance that you have at landing a job is through networking. 2:32 When you network you have someone on the inside who knows you 2:36 and can place a face to the application, and this helps a lot. 2:40 There are many ways you can network your way to a job: 2:44 attend meet-ups in your city, conferences, and any other event 2:47 where you know there will be industry professionals. 2:50 Lots of jobs are filled before the position is even posted to the public. 2:53 By networking, you can get an insider track into landing a job. 2:57 While networking in person is the best way, it is not the only way. 3:01 You can now engage with thought leaders and industry professionals 3:05 online and through social media. 3:08 LinkedIn is your friend here. 3:11 Find out who's in charge of hiring for a company and get to know them. 3:13 Even Twitter can be a great place to find a job. 3:16 Lots of companies will tweet about job postings so keep an eye out. 3:19 If you're not convinced, I got my job here at Treehouse through a series of tweets. 3:23 And then after all that, you can still walk into an office and apply in person. 3:27 The old school method still works. 3:31 Now this obviously won't work for places like Apple and Google 3:33 where you have to go through layers of people to find someone in charge of hiring, 3:36 but with medium to smaller sized companies 3:40 it is quite easy to walk in and ask about any available job positions. 3:42 Pick the tools that are best for your situation 3:46 so that you can build up a list of jobs to apply for. 3:48 Next, we are going to talk about what do to 3:52 once we know which jobs we want to apply for. 3:55
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