Finding a job is never an easy task. Finding something that’s interesting, fits your skills, interviewing; it takes a lot of time and effort. However, leveraging resources for finding available jobs doesn’t have to be as hard. LinkedIn is an excellent source for available jobs in your area, but there are so many other great websites that highlight potential careers for you as well. It may take some digging and patience to check back multiple times, so don’t give up!
Glassdoor is one of my personal favorites because it’s basically Yelp for careers. People leave reviews about the companies anonymously and offer advice on how management could potentially improve. Reviews can even provide some useful insight into the culture of the company that you may not see during the interview process. Yelp also posts the average pay that you can expect out of similar jobs, based on the input of other users.
Similar to Glassdoor, Indeed is more focused on the pay scales of job titles, which can be very useful when negotiating pay in interviews. With over 50 million job postings, they are a great resource for fact-checking salaries from potential employers.
Post your resume live, and recruiters reach out to you! Be wary of this, however. In my experience, Monster is excellent if you are in a bind and need a new job quickly. The only downside is multiple recruiters from the same company may contact you for positions irrelevant to your experience. Still, Monster is a great source for finding job postings without making your resume public.
Focused on startup companies, AngelList requires that you have an account to see their postings, but it’s well worth the effort. Startups provide great experience if you can get into them, as the roles usually require you to wear many hats. Working at a startup will prove you with opportunities to boost your skills and have weight on company decisions. Startups also usually have cool perks like beer fridges or dogs at work.
ZipRecruiter’s unique function is being able to search by the job type that fits your personal situation. Categories like; ‘evening jobs,’ ‘student part-time’ and ‘work from home’ are all examples of options. This is great for people that have multiple commitments or special circumstances.
Networking and career events are one of the best ways of finding your next career. You’ll have the opportunity to meet a lot of people face-to-face in a short amount of time. Check places like the Level Events Page, Eventbrite or MeetUp for local events catered to your needs.
Local Jobs Sites
There are also many regionally-based job searches that are used to check. A lot of startups feature positions on sites like these because they aren’t hiring on a national basis. Here are some local to Northeastern’s campuses:
Boston: VentureFizz, Built in Boston
Charlotte: Charlotte Agenda
San Francisco: SanFran Jobs
With any job search, there is a multitude of things to do before your interview. It is crucial to beef up your resume and tailor it to each job that you apply for. Tweaking a few words around to match the job description can drastically improve your chances of landing an interview. You also want to make sure your LinkedIn is up to date, as most online applications ask for a LinkedIn profile link. Put any certifications and skills you have on there to help catch the attention of hiring managers. There is always space to add to your skill sets. Level can provide you with some of the most sought-after skills in tech today, including SQL, Tableau, and R.