You might need a better understanding of the job market. One of the best ways to do that is to do your research. By research, I mean search the job postings on-line. See what employers are looking for, what job titles they are using, key words or skills repeated in job postings, and in a few cases pay ranges.
It is easy to get sucked into the world wide web. It is safe and it doesn’t require speaking to anyone. Be cautious and aware of the time you spend using on-line resources.
Weddle’s 2016 “User’s Choice” Awards for job posting websites:
- ALA JobLIST (American Library Association)
- ASAE Career HQ (American Society of Association Executives)
- Health eCareers
- HERCJobs.org (Higher Education Recruitment Consortium)
- SHRM’s HRJobs (Society for Human Resource Management)
My Personal Favorites
LinkUp.com LinkUp is designed to pull job postings directly from employer websites.
Indeed.com Indeed is an aggregator, pulling jobs from top job boards and some employer sites.
Susan P. Joyce is founder of Job-Hunt.org, which provides thousands of articles and resources on job search. Please see the articles about how to use job boards safely as well as other resources.
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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.