Before you get too far into your job search, let me remind you that the best strategy to use for finding a new job is targeting instead of searching the job boards.
Your job search should start by identifying companies you would like to work for.
I want you to feel you have control over this process and targeting companies allows you to be more proactive in your job search. By proactive, I mean networking with people who work inside companies you have identified, learning about the culture and work at these companies and of course, searching their career pages. But if they don’t have any jobs posted at this time, don’t give up. They will.
In this summary, you’ll find lists of companies you may be interested in, tips for writing a real cover letter, protecting your identity online and a rich resource for valuable job search advice.
Glassdoor listed the 100 Best Places to Work (honoring employers with 1,000 or more employees) and 50 Best Small & Medium Companies to Work For (honoring employers with fewer than 1,000 employees).
The companies selected were ranked based on their overall rating achieved during the past year. (Ratings based on a 5-point scale: 1.0=very dissatisfied, 3.0=OK, 5.0=very satisfied)
These are the top 10, but go visit the full lists!
Through an analysis of the flexible job posting histories of the more than 51,000 companies in the FlexJobs database, this list includes companies that offered more remote-friendly positions than any others.
“Remote-friendly” means the openings must offer some level of remote work (the levels on their site are “100% remote work,” “partial remote work,” or “option for remote work”).
- Working Solutions
- Kelly Services
- UnitedHealth Group
To access/see jobs, you will need to register and pay to use FlexJobs. Plans start at $14.95/month.
by Jenny Foss, JobJenny | The Muse
Get ideas for your cover letter so it makes someone want to contact you! Taking the extra effort to write a cover letter using these tips will definitely pay off.
by Susan P. Joyce | Job-Hunt.org
Every day we hear about a new breach of security – passwords and other personal information gets leaked or stolen. During your job hunt, you want to be smart about protecting your privacy. These tips will help.
by Jon Shields | Jobscan.co
Targeting the best career advice will help you make the best decisions as well. Follow these experts on LinkedIn to get the best job search advice!
I am honored (and flattered) to be included on this list along with so many other talented career professionals.
by LinkedIn Official Blog
Following companies on LinkedIn is one way to let them know you are interested. Now there’s another way… “When you set a job alert, we’ll let recruiters at that company know you are interested in opportunities to help increase your chances of hearing from them.”
See all the new things you can do on LinkedIn to learn about companies!
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.