Avoiding the job board game? I hope so. But I guess the best strategy is to leave no stone unturned.
While there are many many mega job boards, one I truly believe you should know about and be talking about is LinkUp!
It’s over on my sidebar to the right. But in case you didn’t know about it, let me give you the low-down.
LinkUp is the fastest-growing job search engine on the web. Completely unique among job sites, LinkUp only aggregates jobs from company websites. Our search engine indexes over 22,000 company websites and updates those job listings every night. As a result, jobs on LinkUp.com are always current, never duplicated, and contain no fake jobs or scam listings.
On the go? Search for job listings that are found exclusively on company websites from your mobile device. LinkUp’s free Job Search Engine app allows you to search and apply for open positions directly from your Android, iPhone or iPad.
Companies Do Source Candidates Directly
I’ve noticed that more and more companies are using their website as a job portal. Many are investing in recruiting software that allows them to collect applications and resumes directly from their own sites. I am sure there are statistics on this to support the increase, but heck, do you really care? Bottom line, it can be more cost effective for some companies to do it this way.
So…How Do I Find These Jobs?
I am so glad you asked! It starts first with your developing a target list of companies you would like to work for! Change How You Look for Work explains why.
Check out Business Finder Tool (from CareerOneStop)
- Top 100 lists for your city
- Search companies within LinkedIn
- Glassdoor.com’s Best Places to Work, 2011
- Fortune’s 100 Best Companies to work for, 2011
- BusinessInsider’s 25 Best Companies to work for in America
- Get a listing from your chamber of commerce
- Ask your local librarian to help you conduct research
Be A Great Detective
Yes, being able to find the right opportunities is pretty important. On HireFriday, there was a great post I shared which included a presentation Shally Steckerl, a very well-respected recruiter and candidate sourcing guru. Learn how he recommends searching for opportunities here: Finding Jobs Beyond the Job Boards.
Going directly to the source of job opportunities by going to employers and their websites takes more time and effort, but LinkUp makes it a bit easier! Let me know what you think.
Hannah Morgan speaks and writes about job search and career strategies. She founded CareerSherpa.net to educate professionals on how to maneuver through today’s job search process. Hannah was nominated as a LinkedIn Top Voice in Job Search and Careers and is a regular contributor to US News & World Report. She has been quoted by media outlets, including Forbes, USA Today, Money Magazine, Huffington Post, as well as many other publications. She is also author of The Infographic Resume and co-author of Social Networking for Business Success.