Post your resume on the major job boards!
This is the most passive job search method, if it can even be called a method. It requires little time or effort, but you have to do it!
Who are the major job boards?
Indeed (They have just opened up a resume posting option so go post your resume now)
Yes, there are thousands of job boards, but these are the big ones. Check out Weddles for a list of User’s Choice sites.
Use the Right Key Words
If you are going to post your resume, it should be keyword rich for the types of jobs you are pursuing. This is not the place to post a generic resume. It WILL be overlooked.
It isn’t enough to just post it and leave it. You will want/need to “refresh” it every week so it has a new date. Why? Many recruiters will search for new resumes posted or resumes freshly posted. You will want to make sure your update or post date is recent.
While you are there…research
If you haven’t done research on your industry or occupation, use the job boards sites to conduct this valuable research. For example, Indeed.com shows job posting trends…don’t tell me there aren’t any jobs out there!
Two year’s ago, there were 6 job seekers for every job, today. Right now, Indeed shows 1 to 2 job seekers for each job. This is SO much better. Don’t be discouraged. Get out there and pound the pavement with a purpose! Know your targets, know what they need and know what you have to offer (and I don’t mean dependability and that you are looking for a stable job).
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.