Job searching can be a tough process to endure, especially if you’re focusing solely on writing an amazing resume and applying online. Sorry, but that just isn’t going to cut it. Not sure what else you should be doing? Here’s a short list of websites that go beyond the traditional job search methods and can give you a boost:
- EventBrite – If you’re looking for a job, you should be attending events. Get out there! Meet people! The old saying, “It’s not what you know, it’s who you know,” actually rings true in many cases. Therefore, networking events are the place to be, and EventBrite can tell you when and where.
- Jobma – Looking to stand out? Make a video resume to compliment your already brilliant text resume. This way you can enhance your personal brand, and express who you are to employers in a way that wasn’t possible before.
- MeetUp – Join a group! Expand your circle! Opportunities crop up where you least expect them, and even if this new group doesn’t lead to a job, it can create contacts, references, and make you feel a whole lot better about what you’re doing.
- Dabble – You can always learn something new. Employers love well-rounded candidates, and hey, it doesn’t even necessarily have to be something directly related to your field. Getting out there and learning something new shows ambition, so you might as well check out Dabble and find something new and exciting! (They’re currently expanding, and if you can’t find anything in your area, take a cue from Dabble and get out there!)
The main point is that as a job seeker you need to be proactive. Seek out opportunities and experiences that broaden your horizons. Meet new people, learn new things, and go out of your way to try new methods that will capture employers’ attention.